A rain began to fall as I made my way through the streets of town. Monday morning cold front approaching but still warm. I grabbed my umbrella relunctantly – did I mention I hate umbrellas, but I hate being soaked at work even worse.
Up the hill (and to the landing)…
And so it begins… The legendary New York band, The Ramones doing their cover of a song written by Jack Nitzsche and Sonny Bono – Needle and Pins which originally appeared on their Road to Ruin album. R.I.P. Joey, Dee Dee, & Johnny.
I can’t stand people who bitch and whine…. so X don’t bitch and whine they Make the Music Go Bang on this track from one of the finest albums in the history of rock and roll – More Fun in the New World.
Is it important, you’re yelling so loud – Minneapolis post-punk trio – Husker Du power through one of their signature songs – Makes No Sense at All.
If I could make the world as pure and strange as what I see
I’d put you in the mirror I put in front of me
I’d put in front of me
The Levi’s Pioneers sessions match contemporary artists with songs that shaped their music. American/British duo, The Kills take on the classic Pale Blue Eyes which originally appeared on the self-titled album by The Velvet Underground.
Awesome shirt from the Ramones – band member names are featured inside the “”seal””. Above, the Ramones band name. Bright white on a black, 100% cotton shirt. Sure to be a collectors item…
X Unheard Music
X: The Unheard Music takes long, detailed, and often funny look at the LA music scene of the late ’70s and ’80s and focuses on the group that critics had singled out as the leader of the underground pack. The Unheard Music is a documentary that combines live footage of the band and interviews with the four members (as well as their friends and families) with surreal music videos and montages of newsreel footage and vintage television commercials which help to illustrate X’s uphill struggle against the music industry. Their story rings true even today. Bonus interviews and more.
Husker Du: The Story of the Noise-Pop Pioneers Who Launched Modern Rock
Bob Mould, Grant Hart, and Greg Norton formed Husker Du in 1979 as a wildly cathartic outfit fueled by a cocktail of anger, volume, and velocity. Here’s the first book to dissect the trio that countless critics and musicians have cited as one of the most influential bands of the 1980s. Author Andrew Earles examines how Husker Du became the first hardcore band to marry pop melodies with psychedelic influences and ear-shattering volume. Readers witness the band create the untouchable noise-pop of LPs like New Day Rising, Flip Your Wig, and Candy Apple Grey, not to mention the sprawling double-length Zen Arcade. Few bands from the original American indie movement did more to inform the alternative rock styles that breached the mainstream in the 1990s. Husker Du truly were visionaries.
Velvet Underground: Velvet Redux, Live MCMXCIII
This musical performance features the reunited quartet of Lou Reed, John Cale, Maureen Tucker, and Sterling Morrison in concert in Paris. ~ Rovi