My review of Breakfast in America has nothing to do with an intense passion for Supertramp, or a desire to fill an obvious hole in my library. 1,676 more words
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I have to state up front that I know nothing about molecular biology. I apologize for my stunning lack of ignorance of this field.
Disclosing that appalling deficit was necessary because here I will be reviewing the work of a molecular biologist, one Dexter Holland, lead singer and songwriter of (The) Offspring (the article is in parentheses because at the time of this release, they were just garden-variety, article-free Offspring). 3,316 more words
The year before I was born, the citizens of the United States of America, stricken by high inflation, gas shortages, massive unemployment and a long, drawn-out humiliation at the hands of the Iranians, elected a lousy B-movie actor named Ronald Reagan to lead them out of the wilderness. 3,330 more words
Soul music went through its psychedelic period, too, thanks in large part to Sly Stone. The transformation wasn’t quite as drastic as in rock: the songs became longer and there was more effect-coated guitar work, but The Temptations still sounded like The Temptations. 2,047 more words
Sometimes a sound you hear in a piece of music triggers a faint memory of a past experience. You know you’ve heard that sound before, but you can’t remember where or under what circumstances. 2,535 more words
One idea behind Anthem of the Sun was to create a soundscape that reflected the experience of a Grateful Dead concert, so that’s the perspective I’m going to take for this review. 2,336 more words