Tag Archives: The Grateful Dead

Hoffs and Sweet cover up

Susanna Hoffs and The Grateful Dead have a history together.

It comes full circle with Hoffs and power-pop architect Matthew Sweet doing “Sugar Magnolia” on the Under The Covers Vol. 2 collection, which finds the pair covering some of their favorite songs of the ’70s. “I just have had so many weird experiences somehow in my life with The Grateful Dead,” says Hoffs.

All hell breaks loose: 1968 in review, Part IV

We’ve looked back at the troubling news of the day and songs and albums that marked 1968. In this, the final installment of our rewind to 1968, we check out the musical schizophrenia that existed in the "popular" music of the day. Plus, we take a look back at the #1 songs and albums of 1968 on each side of the pond of that year.

All hell breaks loose: 1968 in review, Part II

In Part I of our look back at 1968, we reviewed the troubling historic events that marked that year. With Part II, we begin to dive into the music that provided the soundtrack for life after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., and we explore The Godfather of Soul’s new role as a voice of calm and reason.