Articles by: Mark Saleski

Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run (1975): Deep Cuts

Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run (1975): Deep Cuts

Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born to Run,’ released on Aug. 25, 1975, is dotted with career-making, warhorse tracks. But what of its lesser-heard songs?

Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s complex, hypnotic Greendale revived the concept album

Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s complex, hypnotic Greendale revived the concept album

Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s ‘Greendale,’ released on August 19, 2003, explored murder, art and intrigue in a mythical coastal California town.

Talking Heads’ Fear of Music opened up a world of art and sound for me

Talking Heads’ Fear of Music opened up a world of art and sound for me

When the Talking Heads’ ‘Fear of Music,’ released on Aug. 3, 1979, came wiggling out of my speakers, it was obvious I was onto something different.

Bruce Springsteen’s complex and challenging The Rising: Gimme Five

Bruce Springsteen’s complex and challenging The Rising: Gimme Five

A look at five key tracks from Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The Rising,’ released in July 2002. Some are well-known, some less so, some weirdly controversial.

Controversy over Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music seems rather quaint today

Controversy over Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music seems rather quaint today

Over the years since Lou Reed released ‘Metal Machine Music’ in July 1975, many others have followed him into noise, distortion and atonality.

Captain Beefheart, “Pachuco Cadaver” from Trout Mask Replica (1969): One Track Mind

Captain Beefheart, “Pachuco Cadaver” from Trout Mask Replica (1969): One Track Mind

“Pachuco Cadaver,” which arrived this week in 1969 as part of Captain Beefheart’s ‘Trout Mask Replica,’ is some pretty bizarre stuff. But I love it.

Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S.A. (1984): Deep Cuts

Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S.A. (1984): Deep Cuts

Released this week in 1984, Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ spun off a series of ubiquitous hits. We decided to dig a little deeper.

Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays’ As Falls Wichita took us on a stunning, cinematic journey

Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays’ As Falls Wichita took us on a stunning, cinematic journey

When Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays’ ‘As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls’ arrived in May 1981, it sounded like nothing else in my record collection.

Agree with it or not, we need political records like Neil Young’s Living With War

Agree with it or not, we need political records like Neil Young’s Living With War

‘Living with War,’ released on May 8, 2006, once more found Neil Young sandblasting away at the problems he saw with America.

Bruce Springsteen – Devils and Dust (2005): Gimme Five

Bruce Springsteen – Devils and Dust (2005): Gimme Five

Mark Saleski returns to a handful of resonant moments from Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Devils and Dust,’ released on April 26, 2005.

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