Can’t make the European leg of Peter Gabriel’s “Back to Front” tour in celebration of the 25th anniversary of So? Here’s something to tide you over: A download of a never-before-heard bonus track from the era.
Archive for October 1st, 2013
As a teenage metal head, I was convinced that all things electronic in music were evil. Then, a roommate in college introduced me to Nine Inch Nails’ Pretty Hate Machine.
Brian May, who worked for decades alongside Freddie Mercury in Queen, knows a thing or two about vocalists. So when he talks about Adam Lambert, with whom the band just made its U.S. debut, it resonates.
The lead-off track from an album heralded as a return from born-again proselytizing, “Jokerman” found Bob Dylan using themes both Biblical and secular to tear down political charlatans.
The Police, Talking Heads, the Velvet Underground, Television, the Stooges, MC5, Blondie – CBGB (2013)
The irony, of course, was that Hilly Kristal originally wanted to open a roots-rocking Bowery bar — thus, the name: CBGB, which stood for “country, bluegrass and blues.” Lucky for us, that’s not how it turned out.