More treasures from the essential compilation Baltimore’s Teen Beat A Go Go.
Steely Dan and art of the slow burn leading up to the incendiary.
Were they really acting?
Back in touch with D Generation’s Danny Sage.
Turns out there’s plenty.
Burt Bacharach is still the king.
Some musical reputations never match achievement level.
Dome Records’ Baltimore’s Teenbeat A Go Go was a standout in a flood of regional "sampler" albums.
Priorities, I guess.
Except for “Alligator Man,” there’s nothing revelatory on 1970, but it’s a worthwhile diversion.
Of all the 1960s tracks against violent machismo, The MC5’s “One of the Guys" was one of the most rousing.
Gilberto Gil and Jorge Ben play rings around your axe heroes.
Laughter is the best medicine.
Reflections on the legendary Go-Go’s beat keeper.
This is music for a place where definitions are fluid.
Music about people on the brink.
Peter Gabriel's eclectic and unconventional approach to fame.
Sammy was the original cool cat, the epitome of what’s hip.
Attempts to delete the top country star of the moment are backfiring badly.
His great theme was our redemption.
I do it for you, the American people.
A moody highlight from Baltimore's Teen Beat A Go Go.
Music video featuring Angus Andrew (Liars) for a song from OH NO, an album of duets, out now on Polyvinyl.
From the album Live in San Francisco 1979.
With Nicky Hopkins on piano, and a "very weird" slide guitar by Keith Richards (or possibly someone else).
Recorded months before the release of their grand masterpiece Great White Death, featuring many of its classic songs ("You Don't Have to Say Please," "I'm Coming Up Your Ass," "Rapemaster").
A stellar and underappreciated song written and recorded for Spike Lee's 1996 film Get on the Bus.
A straight country rendition of the song that Bob Dylan would later cover in 1970.
Two late legends talk about life and music.
A recent PBS documentary on Janis Joplin featuring interviews with Chan Marshall (Cat Power), Karleen Bennett, and Laura Joplin.