Where else but in our Market Watch would you find a picture disc showing Madonna sucking toes competing with a vintage Beatles, for the top spot in the countdown.
Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros were joined on stage by Strummer’s old Clash bandmate Mick Jones is alone worth the price of the DVD. They tear through Clash standards “White Riot” and “London’s Burning.” Jones’s comments about that concert are also very interesting.
The exclamation point at the end of a band name screams urgency, but there is nothing pressing on “White Crosses,” the latest release from Florida punkers Against Me! Unfortunately, it weighs in bereft of anarchy
Interview segments with Mick Jones and fellow Clash bandmate Topper Headon, Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols, and friends, fans, and journalists in this DVD paint a vivid picture of why Joe Strummer was such an important figure in music during the last quarter of the 20th century.
Explore the artwork for ‘Exile On Main Street’ and the part it played in the making of this classic album
For our regular Market Watch readers, it no surprise that The Beatles almost always show up in one form or another in our countdown. This week is no exception — and The Fab Four manage a very tidy hat trick as they conquer the top three spots.
Collectibles company Aggronautix is releasing their very first female throbblehead, Wendy O. Williams “1982″, in the limited capacity of 2000 numbered units.
by John Curley—Welcome to the Sounds From Across The Pond blog. In this blog I will be discussing the best of the music from the UK. I will be covering many genres—rock, pop, electronica, punk, indie—and discussing bands and artists from the classic-rock era all the way up to today.
Dissonant beauty, brutally intelligent, incisively blunt — Patti Smith is the poetess who arrived when America needed her most; the artist who almost single-handedly transformed the cultural wasteland of the mid-1970s into all that was good about the 1980s and beyond; and who is still pushing forward the boundaries and conventions that society erects around itself.
Smith ignored the taunt; the group was too busy to care.
Soon they were gigging almost nightly, and even when their schedule did allow them a night off, they were visible, hanging out at CBGBs, watching whatever was unfolding on the stage that evening; or heading elsewhere after their own show to see and be seen. And so, four nights co-headlining CBGBs with Television, Feb. 13-16, were followed by a reception for the Blue Öyster Cult, whose latest album included one of Smith’s lyrics, “Fire Of Unknown Origin,” while Smith won another accolade, as Bruce Springsteen stumbled up to announce that he’d fallen in love with her from her picture in Creem.