We’ve been going through our archive to highlight some of our coolest posts, videos and podcasts — with two purposes: to help you pass the time and to focus on subjects that can lift our spirits and remind us how great things can be.
WLIR was so small, hardly anyone could hear it. But those few listeners, and passionate staff, helped change music — at least for a while.
Maybe they’re too quirky, or too complex, or too English. So why are the awesome songs of Squeeze not on the front-burner to be recorded by others?
Now that Abbey Road has reached the top of the charts — again — on its 50th anniversary, it seems a good time to appreciate a less-celebrated aspect of their collective genius: John Lennon’s guitar playing.
For many of us, hot jazz means thin, scratchy sounds captured on old discs. Here’s a great way to hear it as it really was.