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  • Phoebe Snow Finds the Suburbs of the Soul: Rolling Stone's 1975 Cover Story

    Phoebe Snow Finds the Suburbs of the Soul: Rolling Stone's 1975 Cover Story | ARTICLE

    I knew I'd found Passaic's Capitol Theater when I caught sight of a couple of teenagers trying to strangle each other against a grimy, peeling wall while an unconcerned vendor hawked hot pretzels to the...

    April 26, 2011 2:55 PM ET
  • A Portrait of the Band as Young Hawks: Rolling Stone's 1978 Feature on 'The Last Waltz'

    A Portrait of the Band as Young Hawks: Rolling Stone's 1978 Feature on 'The Last Waltz' | ARTICLE

    The Last Waltz blends concert and sound stage footage with director Martin Scorsese's interviews with members of the Band. They discuss the group's history, including its early-Sixties beginnings as the Hawks, backup band for rockabilly trouper Ronnie...

    March 29, 2011 1:35 PM ET
  • Dirty

    Dirty | ALBUM REVIEW

    Rock has never seen a band quite like Sonic Youth, even if you discount the group's innovative guitar tunings and unique slant on pop culture. For eleven years now, Sonic Youth — singer-guitarist Thurston Moore, singer-bassist Kim...

    January 31, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Peel Slowly and See

    Peel Slowly and See | ALBUM REVIEW

    Peel Slowly and See, the long-awaited five-disc Velvet Underground box set, offers fresh perspectives and some hidden truths, even for longtime Velvets fans. None is brought home more vividly than this simple proposition: The Velvets were a...

    November 30, 1995 12:00 AM ET
  • Monster

    Monster | ALBUM REVIEW

    Not so long ago, Rolling Stone's David Fricke asked the late Kurt Cobain whom he admired among "established" rock bands. Cobain unhesitatingly named R.E.M., using the occasion to send the band members a virtual mash...

    October 6, 1994 12:00 AM ET
  • Bob Marley's Reggae Legacy: Sects, Drugs and Rock & Roll

    Bob Marley's Reggae Legacy: Sects, Drugs and Rock & Roll | ARTICLE

    Memory pictures coming in: two snapshots of Bob Marley. In the first, the Wailers are playing one of their mid-70s New York City...

    February 24, 1994 2:40 PM ET
  • Eric Clapton: Living On Blues Power

    Eric Clapton: Living On Blues Power | ARTICLE

    Thirtysomething years ago a teenage Eric Clapton was toting his acoustic guitar from pub to pub in London and nearby towns such...

    April 29, 1993 12:00 PM ET
  • Mr. Excitement

    Mr. Excitement | ALBUM REVIEW

    Jackie Wilson's vocal virtuosity, casual asides, explosive stage moves and projection of raw sexuality had a major impact on the young Elvis Presley. Years later, Michael Jackson named him as a major influence. With a career spanning...

    February 4, 1993 12:00 AM ET
  • One Love: The Very Best of Bob Marley and The Wailers

    One Love: The Very Best of Bob Marley and The Wailers | ALBUM REVIEW

    Rastafarianism is a creed that hides its humane spirituality under warlike metaphors. Since his death in 1981, Bob Marley has been both Rasta saint and commander in chief. His eminence came from his universality, and his best...

    April 16, 1992 12:00 AM ET
  • Live At The Hollywood Palladium

    Live At The Hollywood Palladium | ALBUM REVIEW

    Keith Richards's 1988 solo album, Talk Is Cheap, abounded in grooves, but it still sounded like an album of songs. For a musician like Richards, the live performance is the real story, and Live at the Hollywood...

    January 9, 1992 12:00 AM ET
  • Miles Davis: The Man Who Changed Music

    Miles Davis: The Man Who Changed Music | ARTICLE

    Below is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared in RS 617 from November 14, 1991. This issue and the rest of the Rolling Stone archives are available via Rolling Stone Plus, Rolling Stone's...

    November 14, 1991 12:00 AM ET
  • Metallica

    Metallica | ALBUM REVIEW

    The first thing you notice about Metallica's new album is that it sounds great. The band's previous disc, . . . And Justice for All, seemed a model of hard-rock clarity and punch when it was released...

    August 12, 1991 12:00 AM ET
  • The Complete Recordings

    The Complete Recordings | ALBUM REVIEW

    It seems odd, but probably wise, that nowhere in this definitive collection of Robert Johnson's forty-one surviving blues recordings is there a single mention of the Robert Johnson Myth. We all know it by now: the young...

    October 18, 1990 12:00 AM ET
  • Daydream Nation

    Daydream Nation | ALBUM REVIEW

    A single album never seemed to offer a broad enough canvas for an inclusive view of the Sonic Youth experience. Last year's splendid album Sister, on SST, came close, with its tight song structures and controlled bursts...

    January 12, 1989 12:00 AM ET
  • Dream of Life

    Dream of Life | ALBUM REVIEW

    For all its surface fury, punk rock has always had a surprising metaphysical aspect. In New York in the mid-Seventies, when Tom Verlaine and Patti Smith were friends struggling to remake themselves as artists — Verlaine with...

    August 25, 1988 12:00 AM ET
  • Still The Stones?

    Still The Stones? | ARTICLE

    It would make a great soap opera. Will Mick Jagger turn his back on the Rolling Stones now that he has made...

    December 5, 1985 1:20 PM ET
  • Muddy Waters: 1915–1983

    Muddy Waters: 1915–1983 | ARTICLE

    Below is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared in RS 398 from June 23, 1983. This issue and the rest of the Rolling Stone archives are available via Rolling Stone Plus, Rolling Stone's...

    June 23, 1983 12:00 AM ET
  • Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack...

    Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack... | ALBUM REVIEW

    Mac Rebennack and James Booker have a lot in common: both were born in New Orleans within a year of each other; found work there as precocious rhythm & blues piano aces in the mid-Fifties; developed reputations...

    April 29, 1982 12:00 AM ET
  • What Makes the Rolling Stones the Greatest Rock & Roll Band in the World

    What Makes the Rolling Stones the Greatest Rock & Roll Band in the World | ARTICLE

    The World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band. That phrase keeps coming back to haunt the Rolling Stones. Reviewers wield it like a rusty...

    December 10, 1981 2:10 PM ET
  • Brothers of the Road

    Brothers of the Road | ALBUM REVIEW

    The surviving members of the Allman Brothers Band, which regrouped in 1979 and recorded an impressive comeback album, Enlightened Rogues, must have known that making a go of things wouldn't be easy. The Allman Brothers Band already...

    October 29, 1981 12:00 AM ET
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