Ramamba Haru Mamburu!
Inhabiting a world somewhere between the desperate raunchy excesses of early Devo
(NSFW), the playfully morbid obsessions of TMBG
, and the puerile falsettos of Sparks
, the Russian novelty/comedy/geek rockers Nogu Svelo!
) have been contributing earworms to Russian pop culture for, oh, some twenty years now. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte
on Aug 26, 2012 -
"Having vaulted from the fringes of pop culture into the mainstream after a newly atomic America became obsessed with films about mutants and aliens, SF literature matured and flowered throughout the '60s and beyond, just as rock 'n' roll did the same. It was inevitable that the two would mix.
posted by gman
on Jun 23, 2010 -
In 1975, armed with a big pile of 8-track car stereos and a whole lot of moxie, Dave Biro set out to change the sound of rock music. He failed spectacularly. This is the fascinating and tragic story of one of the rarest instruments in rock music- The Birotron
. [more inside]
posted by 40 Watt
on Oct 1, 2007 -
On May 14th, 1967, the new British pop group The Pink Floyd makes one of their first ever TV appearances. Despite a stellar performance of the song Astronomy Domine, the pretentious host of the show, Hans Keller, has nothing good to say about the band. During the interview
(youtube, performance comes first, interview starts about 5:50 in. transcript here.
), he chastises the band for their "continuous repetition", "terribly loud" volume, and their "proportionately a bit boring" sound.
However, it seems that all Hans' show will ever be remembered for is this single interview
. Pink Floyd, on the other hand.. Well, we all know what happened to them
. Syd Barrett, on the other hand, was not so lucky
posted by Afroblanco
on May 29, 2006 -
So You Think You Know All About Rock Music, Do You?
Well, try Rough Music's Rock Challenge
quiz. (Click on the top left-hand corner, where it says "Test Your Rock Knowledge", include nom-de-plume and imaginary e-mail addy - with spaces even - and prepare to ransack that befuddled memory of yours.
). There's additional fun to be had by betting on each question. I loved it! Be warned, though: if you're any good, it's a great time-waster! P.S.
The site itself isn't half-bad either. (Via LinkFilter.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Oct 15, 2003 -
Remember all the furor in '70's and '80's over Backmasking
, which for the uninitiated is inserting backwards messages(usually Satanic) into records to seduce the innocent.Usually the allegations came from folks like this
. Judas Preist even found themselves dragged into court
Thankfully, the audio at this site
you can judge for yourself. More links here
. I don't buy it myself. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go kill my parents.
posted by jonmc
on May 8, 2002 -
Every rock list ever.
Collected on one site - every imaginable list related to rock music. Browse by publication (Rolling Sone, SPIN, NME, Village Voice, etc.), by favorite critic (Christgau, Marsh, etc.), by year (1952 to present), or search.
posted by geronimo_rex
on Jun 6, 2001 -