Bryan Adams’ “Reckless” is majestic.
Released in 1984 on A&M Records, “Reckless” features 10 songs, hit after hit after hit (Run to You, Heaven, Somebody Summer of ’69)â€“ and a hit duet with Tina Turner (It’s Only Love). Produced by Bob Clearmountain with Bryan Adams, the songs and their mix stands up well despite the era’s knack for sheen and synth abuse- which there is a lack of here. It’s the 80s and there’s no denying it on “Reckless”, but great songs always outlive production quality, era fads and ironic, indie snobbery.
The Onion’s AV Club has been putting on a fun series of video posts titled “A.V. Undercover” the past 2 years. 25 classic songs performed by bands/artists stopping by the A.V. office. 2011’s highlight (so far) has to be Parts and Labor’s cover of Kanye West’s hit, “Runaway”
Stuff and things about MTV, food, Steve Jobs, VMA the acronym, Micky Rosenquist & The Black Squirrels. Stuff.
It hurt to type it but you read it right. Lou Reed & Metallica’s project, “LULU”, sees a worldwide release date on Halloween, October 31st, 2011; and a formal North American release date of November 1st. Will you care? Do I care? It’s either going to be all kinds of bad, or all kinds of bad ass.
Bob Dylan’s “Desolation Row” is one of those songs that can transfigure your human existence if you let it in. It beholds 11 minutes and 20 seconds worth of musical and emotional riches to be discovered, examined, re-discovered and enjoyed as best as you let it. Dylan historians have…
I have many good things to say about Jay-Z & Kanye West’s recent collaboration, “Watch The Throne” but cmon- yawl won’t care to read further unless I ink n’ hint at trashing it, right? Sorry, this is as good as records get, over the top and entertaining. With that out of the way, I have nothing more to say about the Throne’s substance. The Throne’s timing- considering the rest of the world, this country, being in turmoil- is perfect and worth discussing.
Children of the 90s, now we are old.
Francis Bean (the daughter of Kurt Cobain and the lead singer from Hole for anyone living in a tree), as photographed by Hedi Slimane.