Finding a butcher cover in a stack of garbage is pretty damned lucky, or is it?
Deep Cuts: Story Songs
All songs (well, most) tell a story, but story songs are really something special.
Deep Cuts: Motorcycle Songs
The motorcycle outlaw has been a potent archetype since Brando.
From the Stacks: Bruce Springsteen – Misunderstood
Another “From the Stacks,” another bootleg. Here we have a pair of Springsteen shows separated by 20 years, compiled on a 1996 Italian boot named Misunderstood.
On Diffuser: That Artist You Hate? Maybe It’s a Character
Quick question: Do you believe that Bruce Springsteen is Bruce Springsteen? What about Gene Simmons — do you believe that he’s a fire breathing demon? Does it even matter? I mean, it’s […]
From the Stacks: Bruce Springsteen — Studio Quality Built In
Born in the USA is not my favorite Springsteen era; in fact, I despise that record. I never need to hear the title cut, “Glory Days,” or “Dancing in the Dark” again, […]
Deep Cuts: The Best of Not Prince
One can sum up ’80s pop music with four artists: Bruce, Madonna, Michael, and Prince. In a way they were the last of the real superstars. The ’90s belonged to the anti-stars […]
From The Stacks: A Midnight Christmas Mess
Rock and roll Christmas songs. Elvis recorded “Blue Christmas” back in ’57. Only one Beatle never released a Christmas song (know which one? Leave a comment). Bruce, Elton, Bowie — even Lemmy […]
Deep Cuts: Jungle Songs
So I drove into Los Angeles, and it was every bit the jungle that Guns N’ Roses promised me. In less than 12 hours I had a run in with a cop, […]
Deep Cuts: Road Songs
The road trip is an American institution. Nothing expresses the size and variety of these United States like crossing them on the highway: deserts, mountains, forests, plains, swamps, cities, Wal-Marts — you […]