Song Of The Day: The Cranberries, “Linger”

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January 16, 2018 • Song Of The Day

A memory recalled upon learning of the sudden passing of Dolores O’Riordan.

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Tim Buckley: Venice Mating Call (Manifesto)

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In September 1969, legendary singer/songwriter Tim Buckley would introduce the world to his new hybrid of jazz and folk during a residency at Los Angeles’s legendary Troubadour club. This new two-disc collection captures Buckley in fine form as he performs his then-new album, Happy Sad and what would become his most difficult work, 1970s Lorca.

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If You Don’t Underestimate Me, I Won’t Underestimate You: Bob Dylan’s John Wesley Harding At 50

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Fifty years ago this past December, Bob Dylan emerged from his exile with a startling new album–the simple, direct, no-frills John Wesley Harding. Ron Hart approached a handful of musicians to share their thoughts on this seminal–and sometimes under-appreciated– comeback album.

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Guided By Voices: Live From Austin TX (New West)

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Guided By Voices’ appearance on Austin City Limits was supposed to be the band’s big, nationally-broadcast fare-thee-well, shortly before they completed their final tour. Regardless, it’s a fine performance of a band at the top of its game, and there’s not a nostalgic moment to be had; it’s a vital, exciting performance from a band that still has a lot to give.

Book Reviews »

The Man Who Carried Cash: Saul Holiff, Johnny Cash, And The Making Of An American Icon

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This in-depth study introduces the world to a relatively unknown figure: Saul Holiff, Johnny Cash’s manager throughout Cash’s glory years, and who is partially responsible for transforming the man into the mythic figure we know today. This book shows just how hard–and thankless–that job was.