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  • 9 years ago

    Before the first note of the live 1976 version of Kinky Friedman's lewd "Waitret, Please, Waitret," the singer-songwriter, pulp novelist, and sadly, failed Texas gubernatorial candidate exhorts, "All right, I'm wired and inspired now, fasten your ...

  • 9 years ago

    Performing as Gob Iron, Jay Farrar (Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt) and Anders Parker (Varnaline) recorded Death Songs for the Living in two days: 10 interpretations of classic folk songs, plus nine original "interludes," i.e. short, instrumental, moonlit...

  • 9 years ago

    Beginning down South in the early 1930s, Bob Wills turned what is technically known as "pretty much everything" into a singular sound, challenging audiences as it suavely extended an arm and escorted them to the dancefloor. Later categorized as "w...

  • 9 years ago

    A conceptual album about resignation, regret, and late-19th-century rural life (seriously), Midlake's The Trials of Van Occupanther never rises above campfire politesse but consistently evokes musical splendor in, and possibly on, the grass. Unlik...

  • 9 years ago

    A decade ago, when No Depression magazine published its first issue, co-editors Grant Alden and Peter Blackstock's mission was clear: to champion a particular, antiquated style of American music that some living artists still had the audacity to w...

  • 9 years ago

    By transmitting Hosannas From the Basements of Hell, some proud products of the industrial revolution (of 1979) valiantly set the roof, the roof, the roof on fire. Destroyed in Killing Joke's disco-metal inferno is the same irony curtain that obsc...

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