Artists On Albums: AOA#35 (David Grubbs on The 25-Year Retrospective Concert Of The Music Of John Cage)

David Grubbs on… John Cage’s The 25-Year Retrospective Concert Of The Music Of John Cage (no label, 1959) I have always been intrigued by John Cage’s dismissive attitude towards sound recordings. Actually, I should be a bit more precise than that.  John Cage was often dismissive towards commercially-released sound recordings, even as he … [Read more...]

Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot – Live From The Planet

It's at least a quarter of a century since the Stray Cats very firmly put Rockabilly back onto the musical map. Without ever seeming notably nostalgic, retro obsessed or even ironic, the Stray Cats took music of what was then three decades previous and gave it a verging on New Wave makeover, sounding authentically true to their inspirations and as … [Read more...]