Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Great Soundtrack: 'Forrest Gump'


As we walked through the fictional life of Forrest Gump as he told it on a bus bench to anyone who was willing or unwilling to listen in the film, it brought back the rush of American nostalgia as he showed LBJ his ass, ran across the reflecting pool in D.C. during a Vietnam War protest, and watched Elvis on TV.

As the film captivated audiences around the country in 1994, its soundtrack of rock and soul did the same. While the film skirted the British Invasion, it didn't diminish the music that America created from the 1950s to the 1970s. With 32 classics featuring Bob Dylan, Elvis, The Mamas and the Papas, Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, The Doors, CCR, Gladys Night, among others, it showcases the rise of one of the country's greatest art forms -- music.

It documents your parents era but shows off the sound that is a timeless capsule to what shaped the soundtrack to the country.

Recommended Reading: Moby 'Porcelin'


Moby has made interesting music his whole career but the story that led him to become the superstar DJ and producer we all know and some of us love is far different than one could imagine. In his 2016 autobiography, Porcelain, the musician discusses growing up in his middle class Connecticut home and falling in love with punk and hardcore music. Like Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim, he played in a punk band before anyone would ever hear him spin. What also sparks an interest to the reader is how immersive he got into the New York City club culture of the early 1990s at venues like Limelight, Palladium, Mars, and Twilo, where he would first cut his teeth as a DJ after being inspired by those who played the venues by being the outcast. He started the decade as the person who didn't fit into the crowds of those places as a Christian and non drug user in the drug-filled underworld of hedonistic New York nightlife. He ended the decade as one of the biggest stars in the world thanks to his record, Play.

The surroundings around him helped craft the interesting and involved musician that is known today. From his outspoken political and vegan beliefs to becoming an entrepreneur. This book chronicles his rise, his passions, and story from his own perspective and ends with the belief that if you want something bad enough, go out and get it.

Screaming Females Will Return Next Year


In February, Screaming Females will release their new album, All At Once. 

Read Our 2010 Interview with Screaming Females

Take a look at the cover, above, and the tracklisting, below. 

01 Glass House
02 Black Moon
03 I’ll Make You Sorry
04 Dirt
05 Agnes Martin
06 Deeply
07 Soft Domination
08 End of My Bloodline
09 Chamber for Sleep Pt. I
10 Chamber for Sleep Pt. II
11 Bird in Space
12 Fantasy Lens
13 My Body
14 Drop by Drop
15 Step Outside

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Finding Joseph I Trailer Released


The much anticipated Bad Brains documentary, Finding Joseph I, which focuses on singer HR, will be released in theaters on November 3 and on DVD. 

Take a look at the poster, above, and the trailer, below:
Finding Joseph I (The HR From Bad Brains Documentary) from SMALL AXE FILMS on Vimeo.

Wu-Tang Clan on 'Fallon'


Watch Wu-Tang Clan perform "My Only One" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Bill Murray Sings Lounge Music on 'Colbert'


Watch Bill Fucking Murray and Jan Vogler and friends perform a medley of West Side Story tunes on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Billy Corgan on 'Fallon'


Watch Billy Corgan use his full name, William Patrick Corgan, and perform "Aeronaut" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Calexico Detail New Album


In January, Calexico will release their new album, The Thread That Keeps Us. 

On the making of the album, co-founder Joey Burns says in a press release: "There's a little more chaos and noise in the mix than what we've done in the past. Whenever we're writing and we come up with something that feels too familiar, someone will end up saying, 'That feels good, but let's keep going and see what else we can uncover. It's been really important to the arc of this band's evolution for us to always keep on trying new things."
Take a look at the cover, above, and the tracklisting, below, and watch the lyric video for the first single, "End of the World With You."

01.  End of the World with You
02.  Voices in the Field
03.  Bridge to Nowhere
04.  Spinball
05.  Under the Wheels
06.  The Town & Miss Lorraine
07.  Flores y Tamales
08.  Another Space
09.  Unconditional Waltz
10.  Girl in the Forest
11.  Eyes Wide Awake
12.  Dead in the Water
13.  Shortboard
14.  Thrown to the Wild
15.  Music Box

Green Day to Release Greatest Hits Compilation


Next month, Green Day will release the career-spanning retrospective Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band. 

Take a look at the cover, above, and the tracklisting, below:

1. 2000 Light Years Away
2. Longview
3. Welcome To Paradise
4. Basket Case
5. When I Come Around
6. She
7. Brain Stew
8. Hitchin' a Ride
9. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
10. Minority
11. Warning
12. American Idiot
13. Boulevard of Broken Dreams
14. Holiday
15. Wake Me Up When September Ends
16. Know Your Enemy
17. 21 Guns
18. Oh Love
19. Bang Bang 
20. Still Breathing
21. Ordinary World (feat Miranda Lambert)
22. Back In The USA