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.
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Fortunato Isgro’s “Winds Up Your Mind” features catchy and concise singing, combined with a wickedly energetic beat, and spunky and seductive hooks.
I picked up Def Leppard’s ‘Hysteria,’ after its Aug. 3, 1987 release, based on my love for ‘Pyromania.’ That began a years-long stint of daily listening.
The Band’s Garth Hudson, celebrating an Aug. 2 birthday, discusses overcoming tragedy, the sounds that inspire, and his love affair with the Lowry.
Modern-day Irish activist Sinead O’Connor pays homage to the century-old funeral of another Irish activist.
Now that all of the Led Zeppelin reissues are in hand, here’s one last playlist featuring true finds from this Jimmy Page-curated series.
Song for song, even sideman for sideman, the often-overlooked ‘Another Passenger’ is the best album Carly Simon ever made.
Released in August 1974, ‘Not Fragile’ hurtled Bachman-Turner Overdrive to stardom with an old-fashioned recipe of hard rock rooted in the blues.
Packed with cool pictures of musicians, vinyl, guitars and gig posters, John Blair’s ‘Southern California Surf Music 1960-1966′ is a surf rock bible.
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.