In this 1977 episode of the BBC2 current affairs program Brass Tacks, we meet the punks of Manchester. This is the scene from which Joy Division, The Smiths, The Fall, Simply Red would emerge. During the rollicking debate, keep your eyes peeled for young John Peel and Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks.
Even though it's the omnipresent face of America's youth in both slang and fashion, rap is old. Whether you consider the birth of rap in the late 70s or early 80s, the genre as a whole is about to trade its gold grillz for dentures. Like any 40 to 50 something individual, hip hop is… READ THE REST
In 1981, the great singer, songwriter, and poet Tom Waits pitched for Purina dog food. Why? "I was down on my luck," Waits was quoted as saying in Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits. "And I've always liked dogs." Good for him for getting that green when he needed it! Of course… READ THE REST
Dubstep was heralded as the next big music genre. It blanketed every commercial and every trailer aimed at a youthful demographic. And almost as suddenly as it arrived, the genre disappeared. Although you can still see it in scant traces, Dubstep has greatly receded from the musical conversation it once dominated. How? What made Dubstep… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. There's something incredibly appealing about walking into your favorite coffee shop for a delicious cup of joe on your way to work or before a morning of errand-running. But if you… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. The winter is upon us, but it with its chilly charm comes an array of annoying problems, like leaky roofs, icy windshields, and blistering cold temperatures. But one of the worst… READ THE REST