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Monthly Archives: April 2017

the kids are alright

“The Kids Are Alright”: Not Your Ordinary Rock Doc

This 1979 film was made by a seriously hardcore fan of The Who.

rubber soul

From Zero-to-Masterpiece in 30 Days

“Rubber Soul” was a race against the clock, as The Beatles had only 30 days to write, record and mix an album — from scratch! That the result was a masterpiece makes the story even more remarkable. The latest film in the “Deconstructing The Beatles” series tells the tale.

earth day

Dirty, Slimy, and Eruptive: Earth Porn for Earth Day

What makes this video so much fun is its conscious adoption of porn credits and its Blaxploitation “What you doin’ later” soundtrack…

Prince Year Tribute

The Omnipresence of Prince

Prince composed work so rich — and had a discography so deep — that he merits going back to again and again, even when discussing other musicians.

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In Celebration of Prince’s Multiple Personalities

To mark the one-year anniversary of his passing, a look at Prince’s musical identities, from rock guitarist to jazz piano man.