Archive for November 29th, 2013

Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat (1969; 2013 reissue)

Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat (1969; 2013 reissue)

There had been, sprinkled amongst the nihilistic junkie-pop, moments of avant-garde noise on 1967’s Velvet Underground and Nico. But nothing, really, to prepare you for this ferocious cacophony.

Katy Perry – Prism (2013)

Katy Perry – Prism (2013)

A Katy Perry song is a lot like a fast food hamburger. Generally crafted by more people than necessary, it feels crafted a sort of bland perfect with just the right amount of pre-weighed toppings.

The Band’s Garth Hudson to take part in benefit for Philadelphia children’s music programs

The Band’s Garth Hudson to take part in benefit for Philadelphia children’s music programs

Garth Hudson will be featured as a guest celebrity during a special pre-show meet and greet for the Tribute to the Last Waltz benefit, held Saturday, November 30, 2013, at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia.

The Beatles, “Carry That Weight,” from Abbey Road (1969)

The Beatles, “Carry That Weight,” from Abbey Road (1969)

Continuing the melancholic mood set by “Golden Slumbers,” “Carry That Weight” further stresses the turmoil the Beatles were experiencing by 1969.

‘You can’t really rush this stuff’: Brian May puts the brakes on excitement over new Queen release

‘You can’t really rush this stuff’: Brian May puts the brakes on excitement over new Queen release

The announcement that another Queen album featuring additional unheard items from Freddie Mercury, including sessions with Michael Jackson, could in the works was met with dizzying excitement. Not so fast, Brian May says.

The Friday Morning Listen: Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant (1967)

The Friday Morning Listen: Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant (1967)

Me and TheWife™ left the house late morning yesterday to have Thanksgiving dinner at the house of some old friends. After a dinner that couldn’t be beat, we packed ourselves back in the Subaru for the ride home. Wow.

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