Nevermind was Nirvana's second full length record and the first released on major label Geffen in September 1991. Produced by Butch Vig, it's ultra slick production made you feel like you were listening to the early Beatles funneled through the voice of Paul Westerberg mixed with gravel, and the lyrics of someone who we knew
Funny how the music can remain the same but the term for it changes. Indie was once Alternative as Hip Hop was once Rap. I guess the same goes for people and other things too.
We used to do a lot of LSD when we were kids, and in those days when you did LSD it meant that at some point someone was going to produce a copy of Velvet Underground’s “Banana” album. It never occurred to us that the song “Heroin” was not related to the experience we were
Musically 1985 was a strange year for 13 year old me. I had just starting learning how to play guitar and was beginning to get very interested in punk rock music. We were also experimenting with recreational drugs and getting into psychedelic and classic rock, which was pushing my guitar playing. We also fancied ourselves
My brother and I were the only white kids on the bus and even better, I had bleach blonde dreadlocks and my brother was a dead ringer for Joey Ramone. We were like two Chongs sans Cheech. We were quickly befriended by a girl named Maria on the bus, although I don't think we hung
There were three things in life I was certain of at 23 years old: 1) I hated parmesan cheese ... 2) I was going to be famous ... 3) I hated Bruce Springsteen.
I remember the first time I heard The Buzzcocks. It was in 1995 or thereabouts and someone had made me a tape with them on it. Yes! A cassette tape.
Patti Smith – Easter (1978) Bad Ass Punk From The Bad Ass 70s This record is actually NOT Patti Smith’s best, for my money that’s Ethiopia, but the track Rock n Roll Nigg*r is such a phenomenally amazing song that it sweeps the tide in favor of this record being the top spot in her catalog. It’s impossible
You can literally see Dave Grohl smiling as he bashes away on this masterpiece. The last of the first trio of records QOTSA put out, and every moment on it is sheer joy, which is why old Dave is smiling so much. “First He Giveth” and “Go With the Flow” are, to me, the standouts
One listen and this album is in my permanent collection. Instant epic face smashing opus. “Pearl” is a fucking gem! Think QOTSA meets Iggy meets everything cool you’ve ever liked that had heavy guitars meets Gang of Four meets early Nirvana meets drop d guitars meets fuzz. So so so good. No really, so good.