Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 3:13pm
If you thought that our 45th anniversary reissue of Loaded was going to be the only awesome Lou Reed-related item to turn up at your local record store today, then you were sorely mistaken: we’ve also got a box set featuring all of the albums released by our man Lou during his time on Sire Records.
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 3:03pm
Hey, V.U. fans! When you wake up tomorrow morning and start singing “Who Loves the Sun,” we'll be doing our best Telly Savalas impression and asking, “Who loves ya, baby?” The answer, of course, will be that we love you, and you'll be able to tell because you'll be able to buy the 45th anniversary of The Velvet Underground's Loaded…or Re-Loaded, depending on how you prefer to refer to it.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 11:50am
Looking for a way to celebrate the weekend in a suitably hard-rocking fashion? Then get ready for the release of History of Hostility, a nine-track compilation that provides what we think is one of the best possible primers for those looking to learn about a little band called Pantera.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 11:47am
Otis Redding was one of the defining voices in '60s R&B, and we're not just saying that because he released an album entitled The Dictionary of Soul, although that is actually kind of funny, now that we think about it. Really, though, all you have to do is look at a list of his top-40 hits to realize just how important he was in his day and how much he still means to music fans even now. If you really want the definition of soul, just play those hits back to back - “I've Been Loving You Too Long,” “Respect,” “(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction,” “Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song),” “Try a Little Tenderness,” “Tramp,” “Knock on Wood,” “(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay,” “The Happy Song (Dum-Dum),” “Amen,” and “Papa's Got a Brand New Bag” - and then see if you don't agree with us about that whole “defining voices” thing.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 2:52pm
Once upon a time, there was a band called Uncle Tupelo. They were great. In fact, they were so great that they couldn't last: the two guys that led the band - Jay Farrar and Jeff Tweedy - hit a wall whilst working with each other that was simply too difficult to scale, leading them to go their separate ways…or, more specifically, Farrar left and Uncle Tupelo disintegrated. Tweedy, of course, moved on to a little band called Wilco, while Farrar followed his own muse and began a new musical outfit known as Son Volt.