Speaking of early 1970s post-hippie rock, there's a new post at Documentary Mixtape on Three Dog Night's smash hit "Joy to the World"
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Can't say I'm an enormous America fan, as I am under 50, but I do quite enjoy the following two song, as well as "Children" (which I can't find anywhere). Also, to name your band America is pretty bold. To put Native Americans on the cover of your debut album is even bolder. As far as Christian rock is concerned, "Lonely People" ain't half bad either.
Posted by Timh Gabriele at 9:08 AM
Sunday, July 17, 2011
My latest column is a reading on early Industrial music and how its shifts reflected actual shifts in the industrial labor force in late capitalism.
It focuses on the genre's troubling fascination with fascism and rock's avoidance of it, also tracking the ways in which industrial and techno overlapped (with only the latter surviving in the popular imagination).
FYI, I did not choose that image at the top of the page of Kraftwerk, who don't really figure into this story at all.
There will be a part 2 coming soon with information on where industrial sound continued in IDM, Glitch, Downwards Records, Gabber, and other modern musics.
Posted by Timh Gabriele at 1:29 PM