Archive for July 11th, 2013

On Miley Cyrus’ oversexualized new video for “We Can’t Stop”: Please, stop

On Miley Cyrus’ oversexualized new video for “We Can’t Stop”: Please, stop

After hearing about it, I finally watched the video to Miley Cyrus’ new single “We Can’t Stop.” Here’s my beef: I get the whole breaking away from Hannah Montana thing.

The Band, “In a Station” from Music from Big Pink (1968): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “In a Station” from Music from Big Pink (1968): Across the Great Divide

If the Band’s “Tears of Rage” showed how desperately lonesome he could be, “In a Station” finds Richard Manuel opening up his whole heart.

Exclusive stream: Billy Cobham, “Crosswinds/ Stratus” from Compass Point (2013)

This exclusive in-concert stream from Billy Cobham, one of jazz rock’s most powerful drummers but also one of its most rhythmically intriguing, combines key moments from two-early 1970s solo efforts.

‘It made me invent a new way of playing’: How Django Reinhardt inspired Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi

‘It made me invent a new way of playing’: How Django Reinhardt inspired Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi

The manager of the sheet-metal factory where Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi lost the tips of two fingers helped him regain his passion for the guitar — by playing an album from the gypsy jazzer Django Reinhardt.

‘Of course, it was a real shock’: Greg Lake on the iconic cover image of King Crimson’s debut album

‘Of course, it was a real shock’: Greg Lake on the iconic cover image of King Crimson’s debut album

Nearly 45 years later, the cover of King Crimson’s ground-breaking debut album is understood to be a genre-defining prog classic — and the personification of the project’s signature song, “21st Century Schizoid Man.”

Brainkiller – Colourless Green Superheroes (2013)

A trombone/keyboards/drums trio doesn’t guarantee that the music will be progressive, exciting or unique, but Brainkiller offers no such letdown.

Something Else! sneak peek: Mike and the Mechanics, “Get Up” (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Mike and the Mechanics, “Get Up” (2013)

“Get Up,” a newly shared follow up to Mike and the Mechanics’ 2011 release The Road, is intriguing in that it doesn’t at first sound like Genesis or, for that matter, Mike and the Mechanics.

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