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19 items by Michael Azerrad

  • The Who: Live at the Isle of Wight

    The Who: Live at the Isle of Wight | ARTICLE

    Back when fans showed their approval by flashing peace signs instead of devil horns, The Who reflected the violence and anarchy of the...

    September 2, 2004 12:00 PM ET
  • 3 Feet High And Rising

    3 Feet High And Rising | ALBUM REVIEW

    De La Soul has already mastered the three j's of postmodernism: juxtapose, juxtapose, juxtapose. Welcome to the first psychedelic hip-hop record. Throughout twenty-four tracks, the band combines a bewildering variety of sounds culled from sources as disparate as...

    January 21, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Bee Thousand

    Bee Thousand | ALBUM REVIEW

    Late in Bee Thousand, Guided by Voices singer/songwriter Robert Pollard provides a skeleton key to his remarkable music. "I am a pharmacist, prescriptions I will fill you," he sings, "potions, pills and medicines to ease your painful...

    August 11, 1994 12:00 AM ET
  • Mellow Gold

    Mellow Gold | ALBUM REVIEW

    Whether by preference or rationalization, slacker victims trumpet their dropout status with dilapidated jeans, greasy hair and a sarcastic, defeatist posture. Enter 23-year-old Beck singing, "I'm a loser, baby, so why don't you kill me?" on...

    May 7, 1994 12:00 AM ET
  • Where You Been

    Where You Been | ALBUM REVIEW

    Today's twentysomethings didn't grow up on the Beatles and the Stones. They grew up on Kiss, Peter Frampton and Neil Young. Making something meaningful out of these mostly baser metals calls for a bit of musical alchemy....

    February 18, 1993 12:00 AM ET
  • Beastie Boys, Rollins Band Shake Up NYC

    Beastie Boys, Rollins Band Shake Up NYC | ARTICLE

    Beastie Boys, Rollins BandRoseland BallroomNew York CityNovember 6th, 1992 This pairing wasn't as odd as it seemed, because the Beastie Boys...

    January 21, 1993 12:00 PM ET
  • New Jersey

    New Jersey | ALBUM REVIEW

    Take a look at the charts: metal rules. And as the metal heap has gotten higher, it has also widened to the point that it can include such disparate bands as Bon Jovi and Metallica. Some might...

    November 4, 1992 12:00 AM ET
  • Nirvana, Public Enemy, Beastie Boys Cross the Pond for Reading Fest

    Nirvana, Public Enemy, Beastie Boys Cross the Pond for Reading Fest | ARTICLE

    Reading FestivalReading, EnglandAugust 28th-30th, 1992 FUCK WOODSTOCK, read one popular T-shirt here, although this twentieth annual jamboree also began with lots of wasted...

    October 29, 1992 12:00 PM ET
  • Nirvana: Inside the Heart and Mind of Kurt Cobain

    Nirvana: Inside the Heart and Mind of Kurt Cobain | ARTICLE

    For now, Nirvana leader Kurt Cobain and his new wife, Courtney Love, live in an apartment in Los Angeles's modest...

    April 16, 1992 1:05 PM ET
  • Does Primus Really Suck?

    Does Primus Really Suck? | ARTICLE

    Primus sucks! Primus sucks!" Primus has just finished its set at the Warfield Theater in its hometown of San Francisco, the climax of a triumphant...

    October 31, 1991 4:25 PM ET
  • New Faces: Nine Inch Nails

    New Faces: Nine Inch Nails | ARTICLE

    'It's not like I'm a horribly depressed person trying to come across as having a noose around my neck," says Trent Reznor, the sole...

    February 22, 1990 12:00 PM ET
  • Disintegration

    Disintegration | ALBUM REVIEW

    The Cure's early-Eighties albums Faith and Pornography firmly cemented leader Robert Smith's reputation as rock's premier prophet of gloom: Pornography began with the line "Doesn't matter if we all die." The first line of Disintegration — "I...

    July 13, 1989 12:00 AM ET
  • A Show of Hands

    A Show of Hands | ALBUM REVIEW

    Although their fans treat the three members of Rush as if they were the Holy Trinity, the band chose the theme of another threesome — the Three Stooges — as the opening fanfare for its third live...

    April 20, 1989 12:00 AM ET
  • Mystery Girl

    Mystery Girl | ALBUM REVIEW

    The late Roy Orbison's first album of all-new material in ten years, Mystery Girl cloaks the epic sweep and grandeur of his classic sound in meticulous, modern production — the album encapsulates everything that made Orbison great,...

    March 23, 1989 12:00 AM ET
  • Delicate Sound Of Thunder

    Delicate Sound Of Thunder | ALBUM REVIEW

    This live double-LP set documents Pink Floyd's enormously successful 1987-88 world tour. Although it was inevitable, releasing a live record is still a bit strange, since Pink Floyd's concerts have become about as musically exciting as a...

    January 26, 1989 12:00 AM ET
  • Green

    Green | ALBUM REVIEW

    On Green, R.E.M. dares to think positive. Songs like "Stand," "Get Up," "World Leader Pretend" and "The Wrong Child" are a continuation of the upbeat call to arms sounded on Document's "Finest Worksong." It was...

    January 12, 1989 12:00 AM ET
  • …And Justice For All

    …And Justice For All | ALBUM REVIEW

    Take a look at the charts: metal rules. And as the metal heap has gotten higher, it has also widened to the point that it can include such disparate bands as Bon Jovi and Metallica. Some might...

    November 3, 1988 12:00 AM ET
  • Public Enemy: Rockin' the Joint

    Public Enemy: Rockin' the Joint | ARTICLE

    Depending on your point of view, Riker's Island Correctional Facility, in New York City, is either the first place or the last place you'd...

    September 22, 1988 1:05 PM ET
  • Total Devo

    Total Devo | ALBUM REVIEW

    Devo is a band that has seen the highest highs and the lowest lows — recently, mostly the latter. Much of this attempted comeback album seems to be a desperate SOS from main writer Mark Mothersbaugh. In...

    August 11, 1988 12:00 AM ET
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