If sadness is an unpleasant emotion, then why are we at times so drawn to sad music? By Dan RudermanRead the rest
Photographer Antonio La Grotta captures the lost decadence inside abandoned discotheques in Italy. Read the rest
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In 1988, Kurt Cobain recorded a very strange cut-up cassette called "Montage of Heck" drawing from his record collection, tweaked radio recordings, his own song demos, and other bits of audio detritus. Read the rest
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Enjoy this magnificent Halloween music mix curated by Spencer Hickman, proprietor of my favorite soundtrack reissue label Death Waltz Recording Company, and mixed by DJ Boba Fatt.
Al Jourgensen may prefer to forget that he once cultivated an English accent and created this underground club hit, but on this day, we happily remember. Above, a fan video cut up from horror films.
J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. fame performs a lovely cover of Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You." The track will be released as a 7" Sub Pop single on November 28 for Record Store Day Black Friday.
“The only problem was that nobody told me anything,” she says. “So when a reporter asked me, Who are you?, I was the one who let the big ol’ cat out of the bag. It was a perfect storm—it couldn’t have happened at a worse time, at a worse place. Everything just came together and a major explosion happened.”
"Ballad of the 13-Year-Old Bride" (Cuepoint)
“He’d buy ice cream cones and wore sneakers,” says The Revolution keyboard player Wendy Coleman of Prince's Purple Rain days, “but the next minute, he’d be like ‘Hey, muthafuckas — ’ ” “He’d be fucking George Jefferson. And you’d be like, ‘Oh, God.’”
Over at Cuepoint, a great excerpt from Alan Light's forthcoming book, "Let's Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain."