Archive for December 7th, 2011

Gary Numan – Dead Son Rising (2011)

More Nine Inch Nails than “Cars,” Gary Numan’s Dead Son Rising is a smeared, squelchy outburst of guitar noise, weird psychodrama, face-slap beats and visceral emotion

Hail! Hail!: 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class includes Gun N' Roses, Chili Peppers

Guns N’ Roses, the metal amalgam best known for hits like “Welcome to the Jungle” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” tops the 2012 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

On Second Thought: Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 – Fool On The Hill (1968)

Like a Wayback Machine, certain sights, sounds, smells and tastes transports us to certain times and places in our lives.

One Track Mind: Zigaboo Modeliste, "Holiday Kiss" (2011)

Drummer Zigaboo Modeliste, the grease-popping soul stylist of Meters fame, settles into a creamy seasonal groove here — sounding in no small way like chitlin-circuit crooner Tyrone Davis.

Movies: Jean Bach – A Great Day in Harlem (1994)

New York City circa 1958, for the jazz aficionado, was the place to be. Possibly no other artifact can confirm this statement with more clarity than photographer Art Kane’s landmark portrait A Great Day in Harlem.