In the news today: Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Faith No More, INXS, Lenny Kravitz, Live, Motley Crue, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins, Soul Asylum, Stone Temple Pilots, Van Halen, Weezer, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Animal Collective, Steel Panther, Zola Jesus, Gorilla Biscuits
If you like your nekked ladies super sticky and super funky, this week’s installment will be super sweet, as Christopher Long scores a playable used vinyl copy of Honey, the chart-busting 1975 LP from the Ohio Players, for just three bucks.
It’s hard to to live up to a name like Young Fresh Fellows when you’ve been at it for almost 40 years, but good time rock and roll never goes out of style.
He’s produced everyone from Herbie Hancock to Soundgarden. Michael Beinhorn tells about the art of music production.
Definitely Not a Redd Kross EP (Chunklet Industries). Review by Laura Pontillo.
Impossible. Review by Joe Frietze.
Once upon a time, long ago, KISS was a rock band. This story recounts how four unlikely guys from New York first came together during the early 1970s and literally changed the face of rock and roll.
When given the chance to see Madonna, on a moment’s notice and four hours away, Jen Cray abandons all responsibilities, hightails it to Miami, and enjoys every sleep-deprived second of the journey!
Bed, Bath & Behind (Sphinxter). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductees Red Hot Chili Peppers still deliver, years after they’ve retired the tube socks and put on their pants. Jen Cray was happy to be part of even just a bit of their Orlando performance.
Dot Hacker (EP) (ORG Music). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Matthew Moyer thinks Dave Thompson’s Patti Smith bio just might tide you over until Smith delivers on the promised second volume of her memoir.
Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt (American Recordings). Review by Eli Didier.
A Thousand Suns (Warner Bros. Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.
I and Love and You (Columbia Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Cage the Elephant proves to Jen Cray that while you may try to contain the animal, there’s nothing like a room full of screaming fans to set that beast free!
Have you ever wanted to be behind the scenes with Red Hot Chili Peppers? Tim Wardyn learned more about the band (and Flea’s anatomy) from photographer Tony Woolliscroft’s book Me and My Friends than he ever wanted to know.
African Elephants (Fat Wreck Chords). Review by Jen Cray.
With their latest release, Tri-Polar, Sick Puppies’ luck and perseverance begins to pay off with big-league success. Bassist Emma Anzai gives Ink 19 the dish on craigslist, the glamorous rock and roll lifestyle, and why you should never skimp on vitamins.
Fans of cutting-edge electronic music most likely have Michael Rother to thank. Rother was one of the prime movers in a German music scene, dubbed krautrock, that still sets the standard for exciting, weird, and groovy music. Ink 19 had the pleasure of chatting with Rother, who seems as comfortable with creating new music as he is with being a careful archivist of the music and legacy of his previous bands.
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This week, Christopher Long nearly fights a famed rock star in defense of his 1970s pin-up princess. To prove his point, Chris goes into his own garage and digs out his musty vinyl copy of the self-titled 1972 alt. country classic from Linda Ronstadt.
This week, cuddly curmudgeon Christopher Long finds himself feeling even older as he hobbles through a Florida flea market in pursuit of vinyl copies of the four infamous KISS solo albums — just in time to commemorate the set’s milestone 45th anniversary.