Upon its original release in 1970, the late Lester Bangs greeted Fun House with a 10,000-word review — and the album was only 36 minutes long.
By Dave Thompson Question: I have a sealed album that is more than 30 years old. Soon I may have a chance to obtain an autograph from the artist herself, Sylvia Tyson. I am wondering if it is best to …
Nederglam! For those not familiar with the term, it’s the boot-stomping, guitar-crunching brand of shout-along music that burst out of the Netherlands in the early- to mid-’70s.
“A Heartbeat And A Guitar: Johnny Cash And The Making Of Bitter Tears” is a truly absorbing book by author Antonino D’Ambrosio on Cash and the making of his seminal LP Bitter Tears (Ballads Of The American Indian), published in October 2009 by Nation Books.
Most audiophiles are faced with budgets that make owning many company’s “reference” and “flagship” components just a dream. Such entry usually requires $5,000 — often much more — to sit at the head of the audio table, regardless of whether you’re lusting after a top-end turntable, loudspeaker, amplifier or even speaker cables and interconnects. Therefore, when a manufacturer’s zenith product can be had for less than $1,400, I want to know more, particularly when that product happens to be a pair of floorstanding loudspeakers.
It’s been around for so long and has been praised so often that it seems strange to think there was ever a time when director Nic Roeg’s “Performance” was not a part of the rock mythos.
The Jackson 5 hit it big with “I’ll Be There” b/w “One More Chance,” their fourth consecutive No. 1 single and the most successful single of Motown’s “Detroit” period. Photo courtesy of Motown.
Pro-Ject’s RM-5SE turntable sports a radically different design than the entry-level Debut III (reviewed in Goldmine #756, July 17, 2009), an improved tonearm and a very good phono cartridge. This audiophile rig retails for $999.
Now based in Nashville, Belle is part of this year’s “Ten out of Tenn” tour. His first full-length album, The Ladder, is scheduled for February release.
The idea of releasing a record raising funds for African famine relief didn’t begin with the “We Are The World” single.