Category Archives: Music

Smiley Smile – Beach Boys (1967)

“Smiley Smile is the 12th studio album by American rock band the Beach Boys, released on September 18, 1967. It reached number 9 on UK record charts, but sold poorly in the US, peaking at number 41—the band’s lowest chart … Continue reading

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A Skin Too Few – The Days of Nick Drake

“Singer-songwriter Nick Drake’s body of work – three proper recorded albums, several previously unreleased tracks, and sketches of songs recorded before his death – is relatively small. And while there are lots of photos, there’s no filmed footage of him … Continue reading

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Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere – Neil Young & Crazy Horse (1969)

“Neil Young’s music has been a unique landscape of musical terrain across five decades. His catalog is large and for those unfamiliar, it can loom unapproachable. As with most things, it’s easy to start at the beginning. His 1969 self-titled … Continue reading

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The Jack Kerouac Collection

“This triple-disc box set is centered on the reissue and restoration of Jack Kerouac‘s three long-players: Poetry for the Beat Generation (1959), Blues and Haikus (1959), as well as Readings by Jack Kerouac on the Beat Generation(1960). The Jack Kerouac … Continue reading

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Pain in My Heart – Otis Redding (1963)

“Pain in My Heart is the debut album of soul singer-songwriter Otis Redding. Redding recorded for Volt Records, a subsidiary of Stax Records, based in Memphis, Tennessee. Volt LPs were initially issued on the Atco label, which released this album … Continue reading

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Willy and the Poor Boys – Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)

“Willy and the Poor Boys is the fourth studio album American rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, released by Fantasy Records in November 1969, and was the last of three studio albums that the band released in that year. The album … Continue reading

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Blood and Echoes: The Story of Come Out, Steve Reich’s Civil Rights Era Masterpiece

“On a spring day in 1964, police in Harlem’s 32nd precinct tried to beat a confession out of two black teenagers for a crime they did not commit. The young men, Wallace Baker and Daniel Hamm, were repeatedly bludgeoned with … Continue reading

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