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Tag: Leonard Cohen

Smoke, Snort, Swallow, Shoot: Legendary Binges, Lost Weekends, & Other Feats Of Rock & Roll Incoherence (Lesser Gods)

This collection of excerpts from notable and notorious rock and roll biographies and memoirs focuses on tales of excess and abuse from all corners of the music world.

John Cale: Fragments Of A Rainy Season (Domino)

John Cale’s 1992 live album, Fragments Of A Rainy Season, was an experiment in performing his material in true solo fashion–him onstage, alone with just his guitar or piano. It was a calculated risk, and one that resulted in one of his finest albums to date.

Song Of The Day: Leonard Cohen, “Tower of Song”

Damn it.

Lost Singles: Concrete Blonde “Everybody Knows”/Sonic Youth “Titanium Expose”

For many teenagers, the soundtrack to the teen movie Pump Up The Volume┬áserved as their primer to so-called “alternative rock.” It’s a great record, one you should seek out immediately if you have not heard it. The lead single from the film was Concrete Blonde‘s cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Everybody Knows.” It was a minor… Read More ›