Even at four in the morning, the strip clubs and watering holes surrounding the Honolulu studio were still hopping. The recording engineer heard a car pull into the lot, and soon the biggest man he had ever seen walked in. When he stepped into the studio, the floated floor shifted beneath the engineer's feet. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole engulfed the engineer's hand in his and said, "Hi, bruddah." Learn More
Christopher Weingarten provides a thrilling account of how the Bomb Squad produced such a singular-sounding record: engineering, sampling, scratching, constructing, deconstructing and reconstructing - even occasionally stomping on vinyl that sounded too clean. Learn More
Released in 1979, AC/DC's "Highway To Hell" was the infamous last album recorded with singer Bon Scott, who died of alcohol poisoning in London in February of 1980. Officially chalked up to "Death by Misadventure,"
Of all the seminal albums to come out in 1991 - the year of Nevermind, Loveless, Ten and Out of Time, among others - none was quieter, both in volume and influence, than Spiderland, and no band more mysterious than Slint. Learn More
It was virtually impossible to ignore Radiohead's KID A when it was released in early October of 2000. But the album was more than just a ten-track collection of songs written by five musicians from Oxfordshire, more than the "weird" follow-up to the critics' fashionable go-to record of choice, OK COMPUTER, more than what the VILLAGE VOICE described as "the biggest, warmest recorded go-fuck-yourself in recent memory." KID A was an event. Learn More
This is the story of the depraved, no-future land called the American Midwest in the 1980s, and of a boy who rose from a dismal town (population 2300) to become one of the biggest selling musicians of the 1990s. Learn More