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Brian Eno: Reissued and Reconsidered

Today Brian Eno is best known as a visionary, founding theorist of ambient music, and the wildly successful producer of David Bowie, Devo, Talking Heads, and U2. But first as a founding member of Roxy Music, and then on four pioneering albums in the ’70s, Eno directly shaped the direction …

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StarPolish Interview with Sonic Youth

by James K. Willcox, courtesy of StarPolish Few bands of the past two decades have been as influential on succeeding generations of artists as Sonic Youth, sometimes referred to as the greatest band never to strike it big. Bursting on the scene in 1981, heavily influenced by the experimental music …

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Pretty Things – Come See Me

Back in the early and mid ’70s when Cleveland’s WMMS was a revolutionary radio station, a record came in by a glammy sort of hard rock band called the Pretty Things. The album Silk Torpedo, on Zep’s Swan Song label, wasn’t super consistent but had some hot songs in “Dream/Joey,” …

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Transitional Floyd: Pink Floyd in the ’70s

In the ’70s Pink Floyd evolved from a relatively popular psychedelia-and-experimental-noise band to the superstar album rock heroes they are known as today. The key albums in this transition were Meddle, Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and Animals. With the dawn of the ’80s came the …

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Rush For the Slow

Okay, in the face of gale force winds of Rush-mania , I address the mighty threesome via The Spirit of Radio: Greatest Hits 1974-87 collection that came out last year. I realize the very notion of singles and radio and Rush is anathema to devotees, but since I’m not one, …

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