We don’t listen to music for precision—we listen for the moments raw humanity breaks through via sound. Guest contributor Matt Hanson reflects on the “barbaric yawps” that course through rock & roll, soul, and the blues.
How you like your Stones? Late seventies debauched and nasty? Us too.
Dig this: Rolling Stones: Sympathy for the Disco (outtakes ’75-’79). ‘…a very selective sampling of Ron Wood era outtakes, focusing on the band’s half-formed funk/disco/jam persona…long, unedited basic takes of songs that were finished and released between ’75 and ’81.’
For the better part of two decades Odetta established herself as a masterful interpreter in the traditions of folk, country, and blues. Bringing her own rhythmic charms to the early Dylan catalog, and delivering compelling, quietly earth-shattering takes on […]
I grew up in Atlanta, and there was a trail that went through the woods that led to the back of a shopping center housing a grocery store — one named Big Star, that I […]
While it existed as a poorly edited rough cut on rough quality bootlegs for many years, thankfully the historically important and downright amazing Charlie Is My Darling is now available on a coherent and highly official DVD. Charlie documents […]
Even though Cocksucker Blues , Robert Frank’s legendary film of the Rolling Stones circa 1972, is routinely referred to as a “documentary,” that’s not quite accurate. Frank himself tips his hand right in the opening moments: “Except […]
( Sevens , a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) Due to storage, or the lack thereof here in my L.A. abode, the majority of my vinyl […]
It’s no secret I like the Stones . A lot. Like any band or artist one follows relentlessly, there comes a time when we begin listening to the albums in a different light than we did in […]
First off, tip of the hat to public television (and radio) who consistently provide quality non-commercial programming. I make a point to support these, and the most recent reminder of why was randomly catching The […]