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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.

Fortunato Isgro, “Winds Up Your Mind” from The Initiative (2015): One Track Mind

Fortunato Isgro, “Winds Up Your Mind” from The Initiative (2015): One Track Mind

Fortunato Isgro’s “Winds Up Your Mind” features catchy and concise singing, combined with a wickedly energetic beat, and spunky and seductive hooks.

Def Leppard’s perennial favorite Hysteria came along at just the right time

Def Leppard’s perennial favorite Hysteria came along at just the right time

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.

Garth Hudson on the Band’s influences, Basement Tapes, tragic losses

Garth Hudson on the Band’s influences, Basement Tapes, tragic losses

The Band’s Garth Hudson, celebrating an Aug. 2 birthday, discusses overcoming tragedy, the sounds that inspire, and his love affair with the Lowry.

Sinead O’Connor, “The Foggy Dew” (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Sinead O’Connor, “The Foggy Dew” (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Modern-day Irish activist Sinead O’Connor pays homage to the century-old funeral of another Irish activist.

With Led Zeppelin’s reissues done, time for the ultimate companion-disc playlist

With Led Zeppelin’s reissues done, time for the ultimate companion-disc playlist

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.

Carly Simon – Another Passenger (1976): Forgotten Series

Carly Simon – Another Passenger (1976): Forgotten Series

Song for song, even sideman for sideman, the often-overlooked ‘Another Passenger’ is the best album Carly Simon ever made.

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Bachman-Turner Overdrive scored big with lively, unpretentious Not Fragile

Released in August 1974, ‘Not Fragile’ hurtled Bachman-Turner Overdrive to stardom with an old-fashioned recipe of hard rock rooted in the blues.

Images of America: Southern California Surf Music 1960-1966, by John Blair (2015)

Images of America: Southern California Surf Music 1960-1966, by John Blair (2015)

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.

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.