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The Madcap Rated, Volume 1: “Arnold Layne”

“Arnold Layne” by Pink Floyd, Released March 10th, 1967 It makes the most crystalline type of sense that the very first recorded Syd Barrett song to reach the world from his stately, angelic brain concerned a Cambridge cross dresser stealing… Continue Reading →

George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass: The Biggest Fuck Up Of The Classic Rock Era

  We will kick things off here by stating this: George Harrison’s post-Beatles mega-opus All Things Must Pass is easily one of the greatest albums ever conceived, searching and sublime, eternally warm and glowing, a pastoral epic that deftly dodges… Continue Reading →

For Those About To Slack: Spirit Of The Beehive

What ever happened the concept of The Slacker Band? Perhaps it’s the rapid gentrification of formerly loose, artist-friendly hoods and the accompanying relentless capitalism that instills an (often faked) puritanical work ethic even on those who wear skull caps in… Continue Reading →

Gig Report: Evan Dando At Wonders Of Nature, Brooklyn, 9/29/18

Evan Dando is like a living, walking, breathing acid trip. Everywhere the golden-haired, ageless one wanders, he sparks off surreal spells that enchant and confuse his immediate surroundings, morphing even the most placid of venues into temporarily warped portals catering… Continue Reading →

Iceage/Black Lips: This Tour Might Not Suck

You know how it is with indie club gigs these days. You avoid the bar as if it held nine plagues (or in this case nine dollar Tecates). You take a quick glance at a merch table manned by someone… Continue Reading →

Sinister Sounds For Sinister Times: Beak>

It isn’t very often that I stumble across a record released in this Foul Year Of Our Lord 2018 that inspires me to throw down 500-or-so words on it. But this isn’t the only aspect that makes the ingeniously-named Beak>… Continue Reading →

All Time Strangest Records: Cromagnon, Orgasm

If anyone happened to be curious where both industrial and black metal were born, all they would need to do is trace the dim light path from the ancient black star that was “Caledonia”, the first track off Cromagnon’s straight… Continue Reading →

Blue Cheer: Mind-Erasing Barbiturate Rock Of The Highest Pedigree

If the wild and woolly Blue Cheer’s self-titled debut were to take on physical form, it would perfectly materialize into one of those massive jugs of Boon’s Farm wine you can see being communally passed in rock festival footage from… Continue Reading →

For Lovers and Loners Only: An Exploration of Flowers, The Rolling Stones’ Most Romantic and Maligned Album

The Flowers album was for loners and lovers only. It provided a tight backdrop for a lot of decadent fantasy. —Patti Smith Long dismissed as a cash grab hodgepodge of unreleased tracks and singles hastily released to capitalize on the… Continue Reading →

Jesse Dorris Of Pitchfork Takes A Swing At Prodigy And Misses, Then Falls Down

Pitchfork has this thing that they love to do on Sundays. Most of us utilize this day of freedom to get some errands done, have a nice brunch, go for a walk, catch up on that Hulu backlog…a whole litany… Continue Reading →

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