Saturday, September 21, 2019

EMI/Capitol Vaults delays Bowie reissues… again

My representative at EMI has informed me that for the second time, the David Bowie LP reissues of Aladdin Sane, Diamond Dogs, and Young...

Peter Gabriel talks about his new album

Peter Gabriel’s website has always offered great peeks behind the scenes and previews into whatever he’s up to for many years now. Right now,...

Faust IV review published in “Goldmine”

So it’s been like five years, but I’m back into getting published in music magazines, beginning with my review for the Capitol Vinyl Vaults...

Flaming Lips’ brilliant take on Dark Side of the Moon

When a masterpiece album has a reputation as deep as Pink Floyd’s the Dark Side of the Moon*, it’s not hard for a band...

Queen’s Roger Taylor could try harder

In this day and age of popular music recycling the same old themes of partying, love, boasting about how great one is (Kanye), it’s...

Air to kick off U.S. tour in Miami

Air has announced their U.S. tour, their first in a long while, and it kicks off in Miami Beach, which is a definite first appearance...

Jonsi (of Sigur Ros) gets poppy

So it has been a while, I know, but without further excuses (or, better yet, none at all), I’m real excited by Jonsi’s (vocalist and...

“Weird Al” Yankovic’s appreciation of “Surfin’ Bird”

On NPR last night I happened to catch “Weird Al” Yankovic espousing on the rock ‘n’ roll merits of the 1964 hit “Surfin’ Bird” by...

In anticipation of new Vampire Weekend album…

Vampire Weekend have a new video. This time for the second promotable track from their upcoming full-length Contra (due out Jan. 12). Watch it here: Their...

Jean-Hervé Péron of Faust explains origin of “Krautrock”

After a brief discussion in my Faust review with a member of the Faust-Pages mailing list regarding the origin of the opening cut of...