Devil Music: A History of the Occult in Rock & Roll. In 1968 the former studio guitarist and member of the Yardbirds Jimmy Page formed his new quartet Led Zeppelin.
Signed to the major label of Atlantic Records and abetted by the loyal and fiercely protective management of Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin quickly gathered a large following in the United Kingdom, Europe, and especially the United States, where their histrionic and very heavy brand of electric blues appealed to the restless post-Sgt. Pepper student cohort. Brian Eno is MORE DARK THAN SHARK. The Residents - One-Minute Movies. Why Doctor Strange shares its psychedelic DNA with Pink Floyd.
“Open your eye!
,” Tilda Swinton’s version of the Ancient One intones as she presses against Dr Stephen Strange’s forehead, activating his pineal gland and sending him on a trip beyond the infinite that, even in these CG-saturated times, could only be described as “far out”. It is one of many extended psychedelic sequences that makes Doctor Strange one of the headier films to play in wide release. I Pink Floyd nel Paese delle meraviglie. Nearly 25 Years Ago, Nirvana Released an Album So Perfect It Ruined Rock 'n' Roll. At the same time, however, Cobain wanted the song to be the a perfectly accessible p.
When these two volatile impulses came together, the impact they had was catastrophic. The strength of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" helped launch Nevermind to the top of the charts, dethroning King of Pop Michael Jackson from the No. 1 seat. The album turned Nirvana into an imperial power in rock 'n' roll, but that success came with a huge price tag listeners are still paying back. Nevermind proved alternative rock could be big business. The void that Kurt Cobain's death created encouraged labels to seek another star — someone who might be more open to playing the fame game. Rock 'n' roll never recovered from Nevermind, which dropped 24 years ago Thursday. Mark Fisher on The Pop Group's enduring radicalism. “We were cannibal kids finding love amongst the ruins of Thatcher’s slash and burn agenda,” says singer Mark Stewart of The Pop Group.
The Bristol band’s extraordinary album For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder? No More Heroes: Franco 'Bifo' Berardi after David Bowie. A una settimana dalla morte di David Bowie non si piange un mito: si ricorda l’uomo – CRITICA IMPURA. Bowie's death marks the Twilight of the Rock Gods. Daniel Johnston to Wu-Tang Clan: 10 Musical Mythologies. Some artists release a series of good albums over a long period of time, call it a day, and become legends.
But other artists become legends after releasing one album, disappearing completely and leaving their fans with a few simmering rumors; or by linking a vast, elaborate mythos together through song-titles, album-art, live-show iconography and cryptic interviews; or by going completely insane. This list focuses on those latter groups of legends, the musicians that are arguably more fun to read about than listen to. Here are 10 mystifying—and horrifying—artist mythologies. 10. Jack White Jack White makes his way onto this list not because he’s got a massive, interconnected universe behind his music; in fact he hasn’t really shied away from media appearances and interviews.
Power Lunch with social critic Lydia Lunch. She was a complicated, poetry-writing teenager obsessed with rock concerts and the works of Henry Miller and the Marquis de Sade, yet she makes her escape sound deceptively easy.
Dylan, Bob 2016. Bob Dylan. BOB DYLAN lyrics. Related artists:THE TRAVELING WILBURYS sort by album sort by song album: "Bob Dylan" (1962)
Bob. Bob Dylan. Bob Dylan. La réception de l'art : "Like a rolling stone", Bob Dylan. The Dylan catalog, a 60-year rock 'n' roll odyssey, is sold. NEW YORK (AP) — To many music lovers, Bob Dylan’s songbook is priceless.
Well, now he’s put a price on it. The Nobel Prize-winning songwriter has sold publishing rights to his catalog of more than 600 songs, one of the greatest treasures in popular music, to the Universal Music Publishing Group, it was announced on Monday. The Beatles Bible: songs, albums, history, profiles, places, photos and more.
Zappa the Maximalist. Lester Bangs on "Astral Weeks" From "Stranded" (1979) Van Morrison's Astral Weeks was released ten years, almost to the day, before this was written.
It was particularly important to me because the fall of 1968 was such a terrible time: I was a physical and mental wreck, nerves shredded and ghosts and spiders looming and squatting across the mind. My social contacts had dwindled to almost none; the presence of other people made me nervous and paranoid. I spent endless days and nights sunk in an armchair in my bedroom, reading magazines, watching TV, listening to records, staring into space. I had no idea how to improve the situation and probably wouldn't have done anything about it if I had.
Astral Weeks would be the subject of this piece - i.e., the rock record with the most significance in my life so far - no matter how I'd been feeling when it came out. SEAN WILENTZ. Yesterday, Columbia Records announced the publication in October of SW’s new book, 360 Sound.
Advance order Amazon, B&N July 30, 2012, New York, NY – Columbia Records will celebrate its 125th anniversary with the release of a book titled 360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story on the great American record label and its role in initiating recorded music, cultivating great artists, and igniting cultural change. Written by Pulitzer Prize-and Grammy nominated author and historian Sean Wilentz, the book provides a journey through Columbia Records’ storied past and its contributions to entertainment from the invention of commercial recording through the present day. 360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story, published by Chronicle Books, will be released on October 30th. Philip Glass. John Peel's Record Shelf. Cesária Évora. Grateful Dead. Johnny Cash. LLCE 1° - Punk is not dead. Riot grrrl: searching for music's young female revolutionaries.
March 1993, and a storm is about to hit. Two bands – one American, one British – have embarked on a tour of the UK, sweeping across the country with a message and a mission. Bikini Kill and Huggy Bear proclaim in words, deeds and noise that it is no longer OK for men to push women to the back of the room with actual and threatened violence, nor are women just there to hold the guys' coats while they mosh. Boris Vian. The Big Takeover: Pere Ubu/ David Thomas interview: "there's always a way around stupidity" Pere Ubu/ David Thomas interview: "there's always a way around stupidity" 5 December 2013.
Elitism For The People: In Praise Of Pere Ubu. Pretend the band Pere Ubu broke up just now. The proverbial visibly-shaken town crier bursts onto the balcony and bellows, “Pere Ubu is dead!” Such a scenario would mark the end of one of the most impressive careers in the history of American rock music. Frequently Asked Questions: Pere Ubu. From what I gather, you're not particularly fond of The Modern Dance - or, at least, as fond as of any other of Ubu's releases. Still, it has always been a favourite from critics and fans alike. In fact, it remains the band's most popular album. Why Do Rappers Put on Fake Accents?