Posts Tagged: rock n roll

Song of the Day: “Sweet Virginia”

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“Tryin’ to stop the waves behind your eyeballs,” Mick Jagger sings on “Sweet Virginia,” a determined country shuffle off their seminal 1972 record, Exile On Main Street, an album frequently mentioned on Best Of lists and widely hailed as one of the most influential of the century.

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Songs of Our Lives: Guns N’ Roses’s “Paradise City”

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When people asked what I was going to do after high school, I said, “Leave town.” I wasn’t kidding. I hadn’t applied to a single college. ...more

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Sound Takes: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

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That historical context takes center stage right from the outset ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Bruce Bauman

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Bruce Bauman discusses his latest book, Broken Sleep, why rock isn’t dead (yet), how humor makes life bearable, and why we should reinstate the draft. ...more

Song of the Day: “Don’t Mention My Name”

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The Shepherd Sisters were a “rock n’ roll” group that reached prominence during the late 50s and early 60s. The Sheps, as they were sometimes called, typified the bright and squeaky-clean persona of many vocal groups of the time. One could easily mention the Shepherd Sisters—who were, in fact, siblings who had all grown up in Middletown, Ohio—in the same breath as other all-female acts like The Marvelettes, Martha and the Vandellas, and The Supremes.

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The Rumpus Interview with Garth Risk Hallberg

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Garth Risk Hallberg talks about his debut, City on Fire, living in New York City now and in the ’70s, and the anxiety and gratitude you feel when your first novel generates so much buzz. ...more