Posts tagged music
Posts tagged music
NME is collecting the wit and vitriol of Mark E Smith.
…And here’s a 1978 newspaper ad for punk rock band Sham 69. (via Dangerous Minds | Comic style ad for Sham 69’s ‘If the Kids are United’)
Bob Seger - Roll Me Away.
It’s that kind of night — a Seger night.
“In an unusual response to provisions in a new European copyright law, scheduled to take effect by 2014, Sony Music has released a compilation of early Bob Dylan recordings that is bound to become one of his most collectible albums. “The 50th Anniversary Collection,” which carries a subtitle — “The Copyright Extension Collection, Vol. 1” — that explains its purpose, was rushed to only a handful of record shops in Germany, France, Sweden and Britain just after Christmas.”
Record collecting, copyright law, and capitalism all simultaneously reach their natural conclusions. Bob Dylan unavailable for comment.
Quadrophenia, the Who’s classic b-movie about mods and rockers fighting in ’60s Brighton (with Sting in the starring role, no less) has aged goddamn well. The opening music, as you can see in this clip, is as loud and aggro as it’s ever been.
Of course, if Jimmy the Mod was around today, he’d be a dubstep kid all into Skrillex, but who’s counting? (by TheUltimateNoob001)
EL VEZ’S VERSION OF FELIZ NAVIDAD. Because we need some serious Christmas rock n’ roll asskicking knowledge.
Joe Strummer died 10 years ago. Here’s some Clash.
I got my first Clash album when I was 13… a shitty tape version of their 1st album (USA edition, with I Fought the Law) at the Sam Goody inside the Staten Island mall. 10 years later, I got to meet Joe and he was as unpretentious and chill as they come. Even talked history with our drunk asses. Class act.
So, yes, RIP.
Meet Jahbreaker, the reggae Jawbreaker cover band.
And, for resurrecting the 1980s (and being awesome Canadians), thank you Chromeo.
ITS A BAD BRAINS CHRISTMAS, CHARLIE BROWN.
The next best thing to peace in the Middle East: President Obama brokered a Bruce Springsteen-Chris Christie summit. (via Obama, Springsteen and Chris Christie: President Brokers Peace Talks - Hollywood Reporter)
My lovely high school friend Liz Chan quit her career as a Conde Nast executive to write and perform Christmas songs full-time. Now she chills with Morgan Spurlock and stars in his Failure Club documentary. Liz is kicking ass as a holiday jingle superstar; this is her new video A Christmas Song. It’s one hell of an earworm - love it.
X - Wild Gift [Full Album]
Some Jon & Exene for your listening pleasure…
My Chemical Romance - Desolation Row
We need more punk rock Dylan covers.
Just saw Bob Mould play Copper Blue from Sugar live for free in Brooklyn. He also played some solo stuff, a lot of old Husker Du, and then Craig Finn from the Hold Steady came out to do some songs from Zen Arcade.
Three overwhelming groups in the audience, I gotta say:
1. 30- and 40-something hipsters with snazzy glasses frames and great taste in vintage band shirts
2. Williamsburg families with young children
3. Gay Bear admirers of Mould’s second career as a techno DJ.
Did I ever mention that I goddamn love NYC?