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Articles Tagged 'Sonic Youth'

Rock biogs

Seven Startling Stories from Rock Biographies

Rock biographies often contain a strange mix of unexpected revelation, unorthodox behavior and jarring encounters with mundane reality. The best also have very human stories that linger in the mind far longer than, say, lengthy descriptions of the recording process or bitter examinations of old contractual problems. Former Sex Pistol Steve Jones’s recently released memoir, Lonely Boy, is […]

The Beatles

Five Unlikely (But Great) Beatles Covers

To cover a Beatles song and make it worse is deceptively easy. Bad Beatles cover songs are everywhere, from William Shatner’s unhinged assault on “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” to Peter Seller’s arch and theatrical rendering of “Can’t Buy Me Love,” to Jim Carrey’s even-more-unhinged decapitation of “I Am The Walrus.”  It takes an […]