Peter Hook and Perry Farrell Play Joy Division’s “Transmission” Live in L.A.

December 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I’m still a bit weirded out by the fact that Peter Hook is touring his former band’s debut album with a group of unknowns. That former band being Joy Division, whose legacy has remained untarnished all these years. It’s a questionable “tribute” to say the least. One can’t help but take the cynical view on […]

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USA Today slags Bird and Bee tribute to Hall and Oates

March 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on USA Today slags Bird and Bee tribute to Hall and Oates

“The pop duo’s ‘Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates’ just misses the mark.” Maybe they should have chosen to do Journey covers instead?

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MP3: Love and Rockets gets its due

July 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Love and Rockets were another one of my gateway bands in high school that opened up a whole new world of music to me. The band’s fluke Top 40 hit, “So Alive”, represents very little in terms of the breadth of its myriad musical styles. Despite being 3/4’s of the legendary art-punk pioneers, Bauhaus, Love […]

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