Archive for June, 2012

Dee Snider – Dee Does Broadway (2012)

You can thank a couple of warped senses of humor for this gem: The idea for Dee Does Broadway was born out of voicemails that the Twisted Sister frontman and Alice Cooper exchanged

Half Notes: The Flaming Lips – Flight Test EP (2003)

The Flaming Lips are an odd band. A pretty unique blend of art rock and nearly bubblegum pop. When I first heard The Soft Bulletin it made me stop to wonder: just what is this stuff? What struck me immediately was the nearly John Bohnam-like drumming … odd in this context. In any event, this little EP is a gem.Read More

Shows I'll Never Forget: Pink Floyd, April 28, 1994

At Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas: Call this one Rain Like Hell. On a stormy April night, the grandest effect of all was provided courtesy of God — actual creator, you are reminded, of the moon and its dark side.

Forgotten series: Jesu – Jesu (2005)

Godflesh was gone, but one of the men behind it, Justin Broadrick, resurrected the sound and infused it into a new band, Jesu.

Alice Cooper – The Strange Case of Alice Cooper (1979; 2012 reissue)

Alice Cooper – The Strange Case of Alice Cooper (1979; 2012 reissue)

Though certainly not his wildest, the performance captured on ‘The Strange Case of Alice Cooper’ is definitely one of his most interesting.

Forgotten series: Pilot – Magic: A Golden Classics Edition (1997)

The first time I heard “Magic,” I thought it was the latest single by the Hollies.

Best of May 2012: Reader picks include King Crimson, Squackett, Styx – but no Beatles

Progressive music simply dominated the Top 10 for May 2012, as readers celebrated new music (and interviews!) from Squackett, UK, Asia and Spectrum Road.

On Second Thought: Front Line Assembly – Civilization (2004)

First there was Skinny Puppy, then there was Front 242, and then came Front Line Assembly. FLA always seemed kind of like a thinned-out Skinny Puppy

The Friday Morning Listen: Gus Gus – Attention (2002)

A couple of nights back, I saw this cool documentary titled Press Pause Play. It’s about how the digital revolution has changed the entire game for human creativity