"I was always a rocker underneath it all," Lucinda Williams says by phone from Los Angeles. "It just took me a while to get there." She has just finished naming her favorite song from the 1988 album Lucinda Williams: "Like a Rose," a quiet number. "The starkness of it, the simplicity of it," she e ... More >>
This week, Metalface Records reissues MF Doom's Operation Doomsday (in a lunchbox, for some reason) and that seems like a good excuse to look back on the label that first released the project--Fondle 'Em. While Rawkus, through its feats of star-making and self-mythologizing, now stands as the ... More >>
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