Alternative History

When rock bands become adult contemporary (part 1)

Motorhead and the Ramones played the same up-tempo rock n’ roll all throughout their careers and to the very end. AC/DC and Slayerare not ones to mess around too much with the formula of each one of their new albums. You can expect Tom Waits or Radiohead to…
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Top 10 Jeff Buckley covers

Jeff Buckley was one of the definitive artistsof 90’s alternative rock. A musician who seemed both of his time and also of a tradition started in the 60’s. His career was painfully brief. He only released one studio album before his early death. A…
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Richey Edwards' favorite books

Richey Edwards’ public life played out like that of a rare character in the story of alternative rock. Fiercely determined to create legitimate art, daring in his public discourse, his lyrics touched on ugliness and despair, as much as redemption and beauty. Edwards…
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Wrong place, right time: Fat White Family

It was David Letterman‘s last season of late night. So, he must have thought to himself he might as well enjoy it. After all he’d suffered through having to promote many terrible bands, actors, and celebrities for many years. There was a feeling that anything…
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Kim Jong-Un's favorite songs

Supreme North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is a man determined to prove himself not only as worthy a successor to his father, Kim Jong-il, in ruling the country, but also as connoisseur of good music. The supreme leader studied in Switzerland and absorbed western culture like a…