What’s behind the song “Tunic (Song for Karen),” from Sonic Youth’s 1990 album, Goo?
I wanted to put Karen Carpenter [who died of anorexia] up in heaven playing drums and being happy. This whole thing about teenage girls cutting themselves and that being associated with anorexia and girls being conditioned to having such a big desire to please – I’m just curious, because of Coco, at what point do girls start getting their sense of self-worth and [need to please] people, and why don’t they have anything else?
Happy 60th birthday Kim Gordon! Read our 1997 Q&A with the Godmother of Grunge where she talks about feminism in rock.
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Radiohead’s Pablo Honey was released 20 years ago today. Read our first story on Radiohead from 1993, when the band was relatively unknown and we called “Creep” “the most audacious pop move since the Police’s ‘Every Breath You Take.’”
OMG! Already 20 years had passed! I am getting old…
“Most of the music is really personal as far as the emotion and the experiences that I’ve had in my life, but most of the themes in the songs aren’t that personal. They’re more just stories from television or books or movies or friends, more so than mine. But definitely the emotion and feeling is from me.” - Kurt Cobain, 1992
Today would have been Kurt Cobain’s 46th birthday.
Richard Nixon and Robocop
Drunken Angel (1948) // Akira Kurosawa
Me? or You?
TMZ KNOWS WHATS UP WITH THE SO SO DEF NEWS
UPDATE: DAMN, AND STILL WITH THE BACKWARD JEANS
Oh my god…
Kevin Shields, frontman and founder of the early ’90s, shoegaze-defining super group My Blood Valentine, announced yesterday that the band’s long-awaited Loveless follow-up, which they began and aborted shortly after the release of that 1991 classic, is set for release sometime in late 2012. It can’t be more than two months away, which isn’t big lag time considering that MBV fans have been waiting for it to come out for over two decades. In case it isn’t just another false alarm, I thought I’d take a walk down shoegaze memory lane and revisit some gems from before and after Loveless that incarnate the album’s wall-of-sound approach, with an ear for the crests and falls that arise when the layers of vox and buzzing guitar are stacked so high that they shift across each other like tectonic plates.
- My Bloody Valentine - Only Shallow
- My Bloody Valentine - Sometimes
- My Bloody Valentine - Lose My Breath
- Slowdive - Blue Skied An’ Clear
- Belong - Perfect Life
- My Bloddy Valentine - When You Sleep
- Cocteau Twins - Lazy Calm
- Tamaryn - I’m Gone
- Ride - In a Difference Place
- DIIV - How Long Have You Known
- My Bloody Valentine - Off Your Face
- Pink Playground - Never Was
- nihiti - Hymn Divisions
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