Music columnist Rick Moody writes on ten albums that influenced him through his life.
Tags: A Crimson Grail, A Love Supreme, Abbey Road, Aphex Twin, Arvo Part, Astral Weeks, Brian Eno, Captain Beefheart and Magic Band, Carl Stone, Clear Spot, Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy, Court and Spark, Daydream Nation, Dolmen Music, Dub Housing, Fakebook, For Your Pleasure, foxtrot, Frank Zappa, Funkadelic, Genesis, Hardcore Jollies, Henryk Górecki, Here Come the Warm Jets, Husker Du, In a Silent Way, John Coltrane, Joni Mitchell, la monte young, Leonard Cohen, Let It Be, Marvin Gaye, Meredith Monk, Miles Davis, Mom’s Barbecue, Murmur, Music, Music for Eighteen Musicians, New Day Rising, Pere Ubu, R.E.M., Rama Sreerama, Remain in Light, Rhys Chatham, rick moody, Roxy and Elsewhere, Roxy Music, Second Dream of High Tension Line, Selected Ambient Works, songs of love and hate, Sonic Youth, Steve Reich, Sun Ra, swinging modern sounds, Syd Barrett, Symphony Number Three, Tabula Rasa, Talking Heads, The Beatles, the feelies, The Good Earth, The Lounge Lizards, The Madcap Laughs, The Replacements, The Second Dream, The Velvet Underground, U. Srinivas, Van Morrison, Voice of Chunk, What's Going On, yo la tengo
I was a lonely, dreamy, occasionally silly girl. ...more
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This is fault-line music, dangerous in an unassuming way. ...more
Tags: 1980s, Albums of Our Lives, American West., childhood, family, James Horner, Kelly Fig Smith, Legends of the Fall, memories, Music, Off to War, orchestra, Songs of Our Lives, The Beatles, vinyl records, Westerns
Photos carry our memories, and in their own unique way our cameras do, too. ...more
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I kept listening over and over again, and eventually I realized this album was challenging my idea of what punk is. ...more
Tags: A. Savage, Allyson McCabe, Andrew Savage, anger, Black Flag, Burlington, Chumbawamba, Cock Sparrer, Crass, dead kennedys, Esme Blegvad, Music, Oasis, Parquet Courts, punk, rebellion, Smashing Pumpkins, Social Media, Subhumans, teenagers, Thawing Dawn, The Beatles, The Misfits, UK Subs, vegan, Wanted/Needed/Loved
There really is not a day that doesn’t go by that I don’t stop at some moment and think about George Harrison. ...more
Tags: A Hard Day’s Night, Abbey Road, all things must pass, Allen Klein, Alun Owen, Andrew Blauner, Beatlemania, Bill Flanagan, Brainwashed, Cirque du Soleil, Cloud Nine, Concert for Bangladesh, Dennis Elsas, Elvis Costello, Extra Texture, George Harrison, George Harrison & Ravi Shankar: Yin & Yang, In Their Lives, John Fugelsang, John Lennon, Let It Be, Live at Hollywood Bowl, Living in the Material World, Magical Mystery Tour, Mick Jagger, Music, ozzy osbourne, Paul McCartney, R&B, Ravi Shankar, Revolver, Richard Lester, rick moody, ringo starr, Rolling Stones, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, sitar, skiffle, Spotify, steven soderbergh, swinging modern sounds, The Beatles, The Beatles Anthology, Traveling Wilburys, walls and bridges, White Album, Wings at the Speed of Sound, yoko ono
Every year, The Rumpus celebrates National Poetry Month by running new poems from poets we admire. We feature a different poet each day, and aim to illustrate the variety in voices and styles of poetry being written today.
Today, the so-called British Invasion of the ’60s is remembered primarily for its flagship band, The Beatles. Another English group called The Animals—widely known for their international hit version of the folk song “House of the Rising Sun”—are unfortunately obscured by the long shadow of the former, but their screaming fans knew and loved The Animals’s gritty rock. Their […]
Tags: Animalism, bessie smith, blues, British Invasion, Eric Burdon, Gin House Blues, R&B, rock, Song of the Day, The Animals, The Beatles
[T]he thing about receiving music from other people is this: there is always some grace associated with the transaction. ...more
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Allyson McCabe talks with Mark Alan Stamaty, a Society of Illustrators four-time medalist, and the author-illustrator of ten books.
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The radio personality has put together a tribute to his favorite Beatles album, featuring a wide array of artists covering Revolver’s track list. According to Rolling Stone, the episode features: Cheap Trick tackling “She Said She Said,” James Taylor performing “Here, There and Everywhere” and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats covering “Got to Get You Into My Life”….[also performing are] Dinosaur Jr.’s J. Mascis […]
Tags: Cheap Trick, covers album, dinosaur jr., Government Mule, Grouplove, Howard Stern, J. Mascis, Jewel, Living Colour, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Revolver, Tames Taylor, The Beatles, tribute
It’s not hyperbole to say that everyone is losing their minds over Frank Ocean’s release of Endless, Blonde, and Boys Don’t Cry Magazine. After a four-year wait between albums, this outpouring offers a lot of incredible material to unpack. Blonde’s credit list alone makes perfect fodder for music writers, listing David Bowie, Brian Eno, Kanye West, Jamie xx, Kendrick Lamar, Elliott Smith, Beyoncé, the Beatles, André 3000, and Pharrell, among others. Add in Ocean’s […]
Tags: André 3000, beyonce, blond, blonde, Boys Don't Cry Magazine, Brian Eno, david bowie, Elliott Smith, Endless, Frank Ocean, Jamie xx, kanye west, Kendrick Lamar, new release, Pharrell, Posivibes, The Beatles, This Week in Posivibes
Rich Cohen discusses his new book
The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling Stones, writing book proposals, and interviewing rock stars. ...more
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Wilco’s long career, beginning all the way back in 1994, has taken a lot of twists and turns. The band’s identity has morphed at least a few times along the way, but the first single from their eponymous seventh studio album reached number one on the Billboard Triple A chart in 2009. The single, titled “You Never […]
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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A friend once showed me his dad’s copy of the Beatles’s White Album and said you could find secret messages hidden in the lyrics. I tried to look for the same things in Odelay, but it resisted. ...more
It just felt so comfortable to slide back into singing, “She Loves You,” and know for that moment, everything was the same. ...more
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Renaissance women Elisa Ambrogio and Naomi Yang discuss stop motion music videos, the female mythology of rock-n-roll, and giving ourselves permission to be creative, make music, and explore art in an intuitive way.
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Music-obsessive activity, in general, appears to be about music. You could, on the surface, mistake it for being about music. But in fact what it is about is memory and love. ...more
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Whatever your spiritual orientation, the implicit message of George Harrison’s 1971 single “My Sweet Lord” is undeniably uplifting. The track was allegedly written as a paean in opposition to religious sectarianism. Blending the words “Hallelujah” and “Hare Krishna,” the song urges union and inter-religious harmony (much like some other singles by a little group called The […]
“Cellar door” isn’t the only euphonious phrase in the English language. For Printers Row, the Chicago Tribune‘s literary journal, Michael Robbins catalogs some of the “perfectly strung-together words” that have the power to “delight the ear.” And though he starts with a passage from William Gaddis’s The Recognitions, it’s not just books he’s talking about. He describes himself […]
Taylor’s arms are around me and I haven’t yet realized that the first boy I’ve ever loved is teaching me how to hate.
Lysley Tenorio’s linked short story collection, Monstress, organically ties together stories of the misfits and outcasts of both the Philippines and Southern California.
Pronouns are really in right now—probably the most popular figure of speech at the moment. And they deserve all the attention because of their linguistic functionality, their significance in unveiling our true social psyche, and their ubiquity in Beatles lyrics. What with lyrics like, “I am he as you are he as you are me […]
Jacket Copy has scrounged up an old op-ed written by the rock critic Lester Bangs, published six days after John Lennon was killed. “Look: I don’t think I’m insensitive or a curmudgeon. In 1965 John Lennon was one of the most important people in the world. It’s just that today I feel deeply alienated from […]