Not Fade Away
Their June 5, 1983, concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado was an important moment that connected their underground roots and their Springsteen-ian ambitions.
Guns N’ Roses’ “The Spaghetti Incident?” is one of the few covers albums in history to create any sort of real chatter.
“It was very forward for us, it was such an adventurous recording. That really felt good because we’d turned the corner from a pop-punk band to conceptual and progressive, um, punk band.”
And though three (G-Unit’s Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, and 50 Cent) against Jay Z may appear an unfair fight, rest assured a former underdog like H.O.V.A. probably would like his odds.
If you were one of the fortunate households to have MTV in late 1983 and through 1984, you knew every inch of Billy Idol. It was in those nascent years of the channel that Idol’s career was launched, and an album took him from clubs at the first start of the tour, to stadiums at the very end.
A lot of people write about Transatlanticism in the framework of The O.C., but that’s a narrative that is like congratulating Nike for their hard work on Michael Jordan’s legacy.
After dominating the indie rock world with their storied debut, the Strokes had to compete with the band’s own shadow while recording second full-length, Room on Fire, which turns 10 this week.
‘Vs.’ set records in the week and a half it took to sell 1.3 million copies in October 1993, and coupled with Nirvana’s feminist-minded In Utero a month earlier, it was the moment where those two bands overlapped most in popularity and political-mindedness.
In Not Fade Away, we take a look at the legacy of some of the greatest albums of the past few decades as they celebrate significant anniversaries. Here, we focus on Elton John’s ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,’ his double album which yielded a number of classics from raging rockers, gorgeously sad ballads and his funkiest moment ever. The album turns 40 this week.
The rap duo’s 5th album — a double split LP — tried to follow up ‘Stankonia.’ It may have been the last time André 3000 and Big Boi really spoke to each other.
We focus on Fishbone‘s ‘Truth And Soul,’ a seminal record from the late ’80s/early ’90s alternative rock scene that also yielded Jane’s Addiction, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Primus, and inspired some of the biggest bands of the following decade, including No Doubt and Sublime. The album turns 25 this week.
We focus on Bruce Springsteen’s second album ‘The Wild, The Innocent And The E Street Shuffle,’ the album that gave his backing band their name and which yielded ‘Rosalita (Come Out Tonight).’ The album turns 40 this week.
Here, we focus on the Rolling Stones’ ‘Goats Head Soup,’ which had the unenviable job of following up ‘Exile on Main St.’ The chart-topping album turned 40 this weekend.
In Not Fade Away, we take a look at the legacy of some of the greatest albums of the past few decades – some iconic, some lesser known – as they celebrate significant anniversaries.
Producer Flemming Rasmussen talks to us about the storied production of ‘…And Justice For All’, and Jason Newsted offers his theory on where his bass parts disappeared to.