The Genius of The Velvet Underground & Nico: Artists Reveal Their Favorite Aspects of the Classic Album

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Dusting ‘Em Off is a rotating, free-form feature that revisits a classic album, film, or moment in pop-culture history. This week, Collin Brennan asks contemporary artists about the timeless appeal of The Velvet Underground’s debut. If The Velvet Underground & Nico taught us anything, it’s that perfection in rock and roll is actually the inverse of perfection. There are no …

Pink Floyd’s Animals Pulls No Political Punches 40 Years Later

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Dusting ‘Em Off is a rotating, free-form feature that revisits a classic album, film, or moment in pop-culture history. This week, Brice Ezell looks back at Pink Floyd’s bleakest album, which feels eerily relevant in these grave times. When it comes to Pink Floyd and politics, one refrain tends to ring louder than the others: “We don’t need no education!” …

40 years ago Malice—the band that would become The Cure—played their first gigs

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Share Tweet Share Share Email This past October Lol Tolhurst released his book Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys which included an intimate recounting of The Cure’s early days—which made it’s live debut December 18th, 1976 at Worth Abbey in Crawley. “Personally, I consider the first gig we did as the band that became The Cure to be the one that …

Soft Cell | Non Stop Erotic Cabaret

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Share Tweet Share Share Email On November 27th, 1981 the synthpop duo Soft Cell—Marc Almond and Dave Ball—released their debut album Non Stop Erotic Cabaret on Some Bizzare Records. The Daniel Miller produced album was a critical and commercial success, featuring the iconic best selling single Tainted Love, a cover version of a soul song by Gloria Jones. Also featured on …