Whether you are driving along the Amalfi Coast or setting out to map a tributary of the Amazon, everyone knows the most important thing to prepare before departure: your soundtrack
“My dear girl there are some things that just aren’t done, such as drinking Dom Perignon ’53 above a temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s as bad as listening to […]
“This was no disciplined march; it was a stampede–a stampede gigantic and terrible–without order and without a goal, six million people unarmed and unprovisioned, driving headlong. It was the beginning […]
Our good friend and fellow MOSS agent David Foster at Permission to Kill asked me to write about five of my favorite movie soundtracks. I decided for my Liner Notes […]
France Gall might not have the sophisticated mystique of Francoise Hardy or the continental sensuality of Bardot, but she was an integral part of the Yeh Yeh Girl pantheon
I enjoyed it not only as someone who loves great pop music but also as someone who appreciates the special aura that rarity can bestow upon pop entertainment
The appeal of female-centric vintage international pop comps is due no less to the power of the female voice to soothe and inflame than it is to the female form as an era defining marker of style.
The title Shadow Music of Thailand evokes ideas of ancient and mysterious folk traditions. A CD with such a title, one might assume, could offer the listener a portal to arcane, culturally insular sounds that were never intended for Western ears. The truth, however, is a wee bit different.
Dracula’s Music Cabinet was part of a wave of horror-themed novelty albums released in Germany during the late 60s and early 70s, all of which were seemingly inspired by the very type of horror films that Europe was producing at the time, as best exemplified by the work of our own beloved Jess Franco.
Fascinated as I was with such claptrap, I kind of understood where Billy Idol was coming from when he made Cyberpunk. Pretty much everyone dismissed the album, Idol fans didn’t want to hear a bunch of computerized crap. Electronica and industrial fans thought Idol was jumping on a bandwagon.