San Francisco by way of Chico, Californ-I-A four-piece the Mother Hips have gone through loads of changes over the past two decades. The band is currently in the studio working on a new record-their eighth long player- but we're here to talk about what went down back in 1992 ... you know, the year Nirvana's Nevermind hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart, Quentin Tarantino made his directorial debut with Reservoir Dogs , a tribute to Freddie Mercury was held at Wembley Stadium ... ... it was a long time ago. In [...]
Howlin Rain's Release Show for The Russian Wilds at The Independent.
An innovative, diverse, and complex breath of hard rock fresh air.
MP3: My Mysterious Death (Turn It Up) The more your hear about the origin of Old Columbus bands, the more you realize how many of them formed accidentally, the result of spontaneity and serendipity. Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments was one such band. On a night about 20 years ago, soon after the dissolution of Ron House’s previous band, Great Plains , a band playing Stache’s ended early. The story could have ended right there. Everyone at the bar [...]
A look back at Johnny Cash's 'American Recordings' series, with highlights from each album.
I've enthused about the Tony Tost's America podcast before on Carnival Saloon . So I was delighted to learn some months ago that Tony was writing a book in Continuum's 33 ⅓ series about Johnny Cash's incredible 1994 comeback album American Recordings. It's a terrific, illuminating read that I'd recommend to anyone who loves Johnny Cash, and that record in particular. Earlier in the week I asked Tony about his book and Johnny Cash's late career resurgence. Tony will also contribute to a future post with his suggestions of songs he thinks [...]
Making my blog rounds this morning I saw something worth reposting over on Saving Country Music . Apparently 15 tracks from early sessions that would utlimately give birth to Johnny's American Recordings have been assembled and offered for free. Now, I haven't listened to them yet but according to Saving Country Music , "It’s just Johnny Cash and his guitar, sitting in Rick Rubin’s living room, except for one track accompanied by Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. No overdubbs, just a live mic, warts and all." You can download it over at thefrontloader.com . [...]
Danzig - Twist Of Cain Tagged: 1988 , American Recordings , Danzig , Rick Rubin , Twist of Cain
The man in black returns with another posthumous collab. with producer Rick Rubin
Jayhawks - Blue Tagged: 1995 , American Recordings , Gary Louris , Mark Olson , The Jayhawks , Tomorrow The Green Grass
MUSIC NEWS - Friday, February 26, 2010 is Johnny Cash's 78th birthday and to celebrate his life, there's a a campaign afoot to encourage folks worldwide to wear black for Mr Cash on his birthday. The date also marks the release of his final studio album American VI : Ain't No Grave , out via American Recordings/Lost Highway. What You Can Do: * Wear Black on February 26 * On Facebook ?: Attend the "Johnny [...]
When uber-producer Rick Rubin first started working with Johnny Cash in the mid-'90s the country legend's career was in a bit of a lull. The pair's first album together, American Recordings , featured a collection of sparsely recorded originals and smartly chosen covers sung by Cash in his signature haunting baritone. The critical success of the album, which helped expose The Man In Black to a new generation of fans, spawned a highly successful series of Rubin-produced albums. Nearly seven years after his passing, the series' final installment, American VI: Ain't No Grave [...]
Twist of Cain - 1988's Low end, strip rock action groove still rings true. Glenn Danzig served up a subterranean power quartet on his eponymous debut, featuring John Christ (Samhain), Eerie Von (Rosemary's Babies) and Chuck Biscuits ( Black Flag). Come alive yea. Danzig - Twist Of Cain Tagged: 1988 , American Recordings , Chuck Biscuits , Classic Track of Day , Danzig , John Christ , Mp3 , Rick Rubin
MUSIC NEWS - Folk-rock trio The Avett Brothers have announced more tour dates thru spring 2010 as the ride the success of their major-label debut. The group, brothers Seth Avett (guitar) and Scott Avett (banjo), along with stand-up bass player Bob Crawford and touring cellist Joe Kwon, kick off their next round of tour dates on December 30 in Knoxville, TN. And, after a New Year's appearance in Asheville, NC, and January dates in Atlanta and Dallas, they'll take a break before launching into an extended run starting up on February 24 in Athens, OH, with a [...]
SLAYER WORLD PAINTED BLOOD (American Recordings) www.slayer.net In the ninth season of South Park , Cartman uses a Slayer CD to disperse a massive hippie jam festival which is slowly overtaking the town. He figures if he can insert the CD into the concert's PA system, the crowd will just get up and leave. After all, he argues, "Hippies hate Slayer." Let's face it, Slayer are pervasive. South Park 's use of the legendary bands needs only a brief explanation. [...]
A classic Deserving of a spot on any mix CD Worthy of a download, but not of frequent play Dump it like a hot rock Out of Minnesota came The Jayhawks, who were one of the leading lights on the burgeoning alt-country scene in the early-90’s. [...]
When I read that Rick Rubin was going to produce the new Crosby, Stills, and Nash record, for a split second I got excited, thanks to imagining the trio harmonizing sweetly over the top of some badass "99 Problems" boom-bap. For better or worse, that is not the case. Instead, they'll be teaming with Rubin to record an album of covers—so what we'll probably get is a ripoff of Johnny Cash's dour, cred-resurrecting American Recordings album, right on down to the production credits. It's a rather transparent and uncreative bid for gravitas, but if they pick the right [...]