"Explorers came looking for this mythical treasure and nobody found it. I just think music takes you to another world."
March 25, 2021
"When worlds collide, someone has to take the slide."
Originally published April 18, 1977
“For Kane, as for James Brown, Hendrix, Coltrane, Beethoven (Black, caucasianized for the record), and other new music makers, here the future of music (dope) meets Black life's particularly present-day dick-downs (dog food).”
Originally published November 15, 1988
“I like Christmas music. I like the schlock and I like the religion. I like sentimental innocence and I like trancing out on the same standards sung and resung. So here, with what I sincerely hope is the right mix of Christian charity and obsessed consumerism, is a guide to some of the season's better music”
Originally published December 23, 1981
“These people act like we drink a gallon of blood and hang upside down from crucifixes before we go onstage,” Rob Halford says. “We’re performers, have been for two decades. We do the show and we wear the costumes our audience expect us to.”
Originally published September 4, 1990
“These transcontinental urban griots echo the despair, pain, and anger of the South Bronx and Harlem (the world's two major rap centers), which a lot of the cool-jerk white liberals and b.s. black bourgeoisie don't want to hear.”
Originally published January 21, 1981
“It’s a make-it-or-break-it period for us. We do the right thing, we’ll be able to pull into the 21st century with some kind of program. We do the wrong thing, the 21st century is going to be gone, there’ll be no coming back”
Originally published October 22, 1991
“There I was, with them as they were hustled from one custom’s checkpoint to another last Saturday afternoon.”
Originally published May 16, 1968
“We believe in selling peace … nobody says to give up Christianity because Christ died.”
Originally published December 25, 1969
"His new music wasn’t cynical, sarcastic, sardonic, or ever clinical. It was love songs. Pure and simple."
Originally published December 17, 1980