Category Archives: Music History

Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Rage Against The Machine

There are few groups for whom the biblical adage that if one lives by the sword one dies by the sword applies more than is the case for Rage Against Machine. Widely praised for their fiery political rhetoric, the chief … Continue reading

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Try Not To Abuse Your Power

While I have generally been pretty critical of celebrity culture, I do find it interesting that the latest single by musician Billie Eilish deals with the question of power and its abuse as well as the strange way it makes … Continue reading

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Album Review: iCarly

iCarly: Music From And Inspired by the Hit TV Show, by Various Artists As far as a sound track album is concerned, this album has a lot to commend itself for. It features a blend of songs that are from … Continue reading

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Album Review: Sparks Fly

Sparks Fly, by Miranda Cosgrove This album is something that fits Cosgrove’s musical career in general in that it is better if you don’t think too hard about it. Although this is by no means as good as the following … Continue reading

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Album Review: High Maintenance (EP)

High Maintenance, by Miranda Cosgrove This ep is five songs long and it is both the sort of music that I enjoy greatly but one that is less and less comfortable the more one thinks about it. For example, there … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Devo

One of the funniest moments of Devo in popular culture, at least to me, occurred in the Todd In The Shadows song review of the Willow Smith song “Whip My Head” to the crisis of having Devo songs sung by … Continue reading

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Album Review: A Grand Don’t Come For Free

A Grand Don’t Come For Free, by the Streets I must admit that I am not that familiar with British hip-hop, but an acquaintance of mine told me about one of his favorite albums from the decade of the 2000’s, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Inside Out: A Personal History Of Pink Floyd

Inside Out: A Personal History Of Pink Floyd, by Nick Mason This is a book that may be too well-mannered for some, but it is difficult to imagine that an insider account of someone who managed to stay on relatively … Continue reading

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Album Review: Greatest Hits (Dan Fogelberg – 1982)

Greatest Hits, by Dan Fogelberg If you’re asking me, this particular compilation was released a little early in Fogelberg’s career. This particular compilation, which includes previously unreleased songs in “Missing You” and “Make Love Stay” was released after the massive … Continue reading

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Album Review: Dancehall: The Rise Of Dancehall Culture

Dancehall: The Rise Of Dancehall Culture, by Various Artists This particular 2-cd set is designed to present a flavor of dancehall during the period from 1979-1992, roughly. It is curated by someone who is aware that two discs of material … Continue reading

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