Tag Archives: 25th Anniversary

After Gene Clark

Over the weekend my assistant discovered this great Irish radio documentary about singer/songwriter and former Byrd, Gene Clark. The program recounts Clark’s role as The Byrds’ greatest songwriter, and his troubled solo career which resulted in genius works like the austere White Light and the sprawling, incandescent No Other. We lost Clark 25 years ago [...]

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Black Planet at 25

This year is the 25th anniversary of the release of the Public Enemy’s Fear of a Black Planet. The ambitious concept album followed-up on the success of It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. That album’s socio-political observations found the band comparing that record to Marvin Gaye’s What’s Goin’ On, but the [...]

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John Carpenter’s They Live (1988) doesn’t sound like a classic movie: A drifter wanders into Nowheresville USA — a Los Angeles neighborhood devastated by an economic recession. After witnessing some suspicious activity surrounding a strange church, the man discovers a box of special sunglasses which reveal that the reality he’s come to take for granted [...]

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