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  • 14 years ago | News

    Deceptively simple, inherently romantic, and by its very nature obsessed with the past, power pop is a hard thing for most artists to get right. Maybe that's because the people who helped create it -- Buddy Holly, Phil Spector, the Beatles, Brian ...

  • 15 years ago | Music News

    Like the best mid-'60s work by Bob Dylan, the first three albums by the Clash redefined the rock 'n' roll landscape into which they were unleashed. Between 1977 and 1979, the British punk foursome issued The Clash, Give 'Em Enough Rope, and London...

  • 16 years ago | Music News

    In the spring of 1962, Memphis producer Sam Phillips, ever the iconoclast, did something he hadn't attempted in nearly a decade: He recorded a set of raw blues, the kind of stuff that boomed from the juke joints and roadhouses that dotted the flat...

  • 19 years ago | Music News

    John Cale Walking on Locusts (Rykodisc) When John Cale is in his deep and heavy mode, no one in rock 'n' roll is deeper and heavier. His old partner Lou Reed has to dress like a college professor, read his lyrics from a music stand and write dry, ...