In 1990, Andrew Ridgeley, the other half of British pop duo Wham!, released his first–and last–solo album. Critically panned at the time, this reissue takes a second look at one of pop music’s most misaligned releases.
I just wanted to let you know what’s up as of late, and my commitment to you.
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.
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.
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.
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