- Music Reviews
- October 16, 2017
The Roots of Popular Music: The Ralph J. Peer Story (Sony Music). Review by James Mann.
The end of Sid and Nancy’s wild ride on Sad Vacation.
The Dicks From Texas (MVDVisual). Review by Scott Adams.
Avengers (Water Records). Review by Scott Adams.
A riveting and rare glimpse of rock’s original glam-punk junkies, onstage and behind the scenes during their short-lived glory days.
Ersatz G.B. (Cherry Red Records). Review by James Mann.
Gail Worley talks with drummer Paul Cook of Sex Pistols and Manraze.
See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody tells Bob Mould’s entire story — from his abusive childhood to his coming out as a gay man, filled with details and anecdotes from his 50-plus years.
An unauthorized documentary on Neil Young’s career as it spans the history of rock ‘n’ roll.
Queens of the Stone Age (Rekords Rekords). Review by James Mann.
A two-DVD set featuring two documentaries about U2, one focusing on an analysis of the album Achtung Baby and the other on the band’s first two albums of the 2000s.
Scott Adams finds this compelling history of Merge Records, the underdog label that beat the odds and succeeded, to be insanely readable.
This collection of anecdotes and reveries of the infamous New York Dolls from their bassist, Arthur “Killer” Kane, has Carl F Gauze thinking better of getting the old band back together.
Apple. Review by Michael Sutton.
Even if you’re not a child of the ’70s, sweep the comic books off your coffee table — Matthew Moyer thinks you should make room for New York Dolls: The Photographs of Bob Gruen.
Julien Temple puts together a sweet requiem for Joe Strummer of The Clash.
Despite decades of punk being neutered by the media and the marketplace, Matthew Moyer is heartened to find that the artwork collected in this retrospective still has the power to outrage and inspire.
Revenge of the Killer Slits (S.A.F.). Review by Aaron Shaul.
The New Seditionaries (TKO). Review by Jen Cray.
Reject On Impact. Review by Jen Cray.