Who knew? The guy acted in his spare time. Someone was excellent enough to upload a clip to YouTube. Advertisements Continue reading Richard Meltzer in Horror House on Highway 5
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98. Behind the Hits: Inside Stories of Classic Pop and Rock and Roll (Bob Shannon and John Javna) – More or less as advertised. Back stories on some 200 or so chart songs, divided into such topics as “Accidental Hits,” “Real People” (i.e., “Layla,” Hey Jude,” et al.), “Weird Inspirations,” “Translated Hits” (i.e.,”The Lion Sleeps Tonight”), etc. etc. Well thought out and the songs are diverse and smartly chosen, from “Johnny B. Goode” to “Dead Skunk” to “Like a Virgin.” Purchased for $4, don’t recall when or where, and no, I haven’t read it from start to finish and probably won’t. But I’m glad it’s here.
aspect of the ’70s in music and pop culture? Was it the progression away from ideals of the ’60s or merely the bloated attitudes, behaviors and enabling by the industry? This goes along, in part, with the discussion that came out of the Woodstock posting. Continue reading Question of the Week: What was the worst…
Vince Aletti’s The Disco Files 1973-78 has finally been published stateside… just ordered my copy a few days ago. In the meantime, this lengthy interview at DJHistory.com looks pretty great. Continue reading Vince Aletti on disco
They didn’t exactly roll out the red carpet for the 40th anniversary of Woodstock this week. While celebrations are planned from east to west (later in the year), scant stories are available, whether by net, news or TV. One we did find, however, tells the real story, second-hand, about the music, mud and mayhem that ensued. Check out writer Ed Ward’s article in the Boston … Continue reading We Got Your Woodstock Right Here
Word slowly and gently traveled today, amid political shout outs and ships disappearing, that legendary guitar master, Les Paul, had passed away at age 94. Out of the many articles and tributes, one that stands out is from Mark Kemp for RollingStone.com. Continue reading The Day the Music Died, Again
what have you listened to and seen that stands out most? Continue reading Question of the Week: Seven Months In…