If “transitional album” ever makes its way to Websters, Empire’s album cover should be pictured right next to the definition.
From The Stacks: Nirvana, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (CD Single)
In 2019, compact discs were declared as dead as vinyl was in 1991, when this CD was released. Oddly, nobody bothered to ask CD buyers if the format is dead. My local […]
From The Stacks: KISS, ‘Paul Stanley’
KISS is out on the road for their “we really mean it this time” farewell tour, and lead singer Paul Stanley is under fire. For years both fans and detractors have noted […]
Deep Cuts: Return Songs
Who the heck bought me an eight pack of tube socks?
Deep Cuts: Seafood Songs
This week’s “Deep Cuts” was inspired by a Google search. Most of the random searches that lead people to Why It Matters involve album covers, concert photos, song lyrics, that sort of […]
242. Came Home Last Night There Was Fire and Smoke on the TV
Perry Farrell had a new band, and they were playing in the desert outside of L.A.
From the Stacks: Nirvana Bootlegs
Nirvana is one of those bands whose bootlegs I always pick up, and I’m not entirely sure why.
On Diffuser: 23 Years Ago – Nirvana Turn Piles of Demos and Outtakes into ‘Incesticide’
I love B-sides, love ’em.
241. James Gets His Nipple Pierced
After the riots, the producers of The Looters found themselves without a movie title, but one of the film’s stars had a solution.
On Diffuser: 22 Years Ago – Nirvana Unplug For MTV and Create Another Landmark Album
Great albums don’t usually come out of TV appearances. Nirvana changed that.