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Keep the Things You Forgot: An Elliott Smith Oral History | Pitchfork

Culture

East Village News, Culture & Life - The Local East Village Blog - NYTimes.com

Over the course of two a half years, the word “change” has come up in many of The Local’s 4,200-plus posts about the East Village. Now it’s time for some change of our own.<p>Next month the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute will launch an exciting new site with New York magazine. Bedford + Bowery …

Lou Reed: “I’ve lied so much about the past, I can’t tell what is true any more”

<b>In this archive piece from our March 2003 issue (Take 70), Uncut meets Lou Reed in his favourite Manhattan restaurant to discuss Edgar Allen Poe,</b> …

Red Hot Chili Peppers

All Havana Broke Loose: An Oral History of Tropicana

In the decadent jet-set heaven of 1950s Havana, the only place to be was Tropicana, a pleasure dome where the shows (and showgirls) were dazzling, the gambling was high-stakes, and the revelers included Marlon Brando, Ernest Hemingway, Rita Hayworth, and J.F.K., to name a few. With an oral history …

Nirvana: The 1993 ‘In Utero’ Cover Story, ‘Smashing Their Heads on the Punk Rock’

<i>[This story was originally published in the October 1993 issue of</i> SPIN<i>. In honor of</i> SPIN<i>’s 30th anniversary, we’re repromoting this piece as part of</i> …

The Loneliness of the Alt-Rock Anniversary

Twenty years later, why Counting Crows' August and Everything After is as meaningful as Nirvana's In Utero<p>It was a good system: Each generation would …

Nirvana

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

LONGFORM REPRINTS<p><i>Reprinted by permission of the author. For more from Joe Hagan, follow him on Twitter at @JoeHagan.</i><p><b>DON’T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD</b><p>The …

Features | Anniversary | 20 Years On: KRS-One's Return Of The Boom Bap Revisited

Angus Batey claims that KRS-ONE is hip hop's "spirit guide and conscience"... and we're in agreement. Here he revisits his first official solo album …

The 20 best krautrock records ever made

<i>From 2003-2008, FACT operated as a bi-monthly print magazine. As part of our From The Archives feature, we’ll be regularly uploading vintage articles</i> …

Mind

The Soul of Stax Records

Al Bell at the Stax offices. Photos courtesy of Stax Records.<p>“Show us the master tapes,” a steely voice said, stealing all the air from the room.<p>Al …

Nas is at the top of the list of MCs, lyricists, and who's the illest

Nas witnessed the conception of hip-hop. He watched it gestate in park jams near Queensbridge, Queens, where guys would plug up their equipment and …

Daft Punk go from sampling disco records to creating a dance masterpiece

Daft Punk at Artform Studio, L.A. Photo by Nabil Elderkin with Warren Fu.<p>Five years ago when Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft …

The Fool, The Beatles and the Story of Apple Boutique

The Fool were a Dutch art/design/music collective who had a tremendous impact on London psychedelic scene between 1967 and 1968. Although mostly …

World Of Twist- the great lost Manchester band- remembered by John Robb

<b>If you like this please Tweet it, Facebook it or leave a comment</b><p><b><br>The world if full of great lost bands but perhaps the greatest lost band from</b> …

Avant-garde cellist Arthur Russell deconstructed disco

Arthur Russell at Gull Lake at the family summer home in Minnesota.<br>Photo by Charles Russell Sr. and courtesy of the estate of Arthur Russell/Audika …

The Birth of Hip-Hop Fashion

Biggie Smalls and April Walker. Photo courtesy of April Walker.<p>During the late 1980s and early 1990s, a new-age renaissance was being embraced across …

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Wu-Tang Clan – "They changed the lexicon of word and sound"

It's 20 years since Wu-Tang clan's debut changed hip-hop, and to mark the event they play Bestival this weekend. In 1997, at the height of Wu, Melody Maker considered the group's place in history – in a piece we've taken from Rock's Backpages<p>Stretch Limo. Ice white.<p>In the front, a chauffeur – …

How Can You Mend a Broken Group? The Bee Gees Did It With Disco

LONDON — 67 Brook Street, Mayfair, is sometimes referred to as the house that Cream built. It predates Cream by quite a bit, actually, but that's not …

Total rewind: 10 key moments in the life of the cassette

By the mid-1990s the cassette was a dead medium. Now, however, labels are releasing music on tape again. As next weekend's Cassette Store Day approaches, we look back on the 50-year history of this humble recording format<p>Fifty years ago this month at a radio exhibition in Berlin, a …

The Resurrection Of Brian Wilson's SMiLE

The Beach Boys' SMiLE album was to have been the pinnacle of Brian Wilson's groundbreaking recording and production achievements — but it was never …

Discover the story behind The Beach Boys' 'SMiLE'

By David Beard<p>Initially teased for a January 1967 release, then again later in 1967, 1972, late 1989 and 1996, “SMiLE” has become The Beach Boys’ …

“I Have No Idea Where The Fuck It Came From” - Neil Young’s Tonight’s The Night at Forty

Forty years ago this week, Neil Young entered a makeshift studio on Santa Monica Boulevard in a state of deep depression and alcoholism and, in that …

Fela Kuti: Chronicle of A Life Foretold

No one who knew him well was surprised when Nigeria's greatest musician Fela Ransome-Kuti changed the first part of his double-barrelled surname to …

Deconstructing: Lauryn Hill’s Rise And Fall, 15 Years After The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill currently sits inside a prison cell in Connecticut. The neo-soul legend is approximately halfway through a three-month sentence inside …

Music

Excerpt: 'Pops'

<b>Hear Terry Teachout's Favorite Five Louis Armstrong Records</b><p><i>Jazz icon Louis Armstrong didn't just leave behind a treasure trove of musical recordings; he also documented hundreds of his private conversations on tape. Those recordings served as the basis for Terry Teachout's new biography of the</i> …

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