WILD STYLE – Dir. by Charlie Ahearn (1983)

Wild Style is a 1983 American hip hop film directed and produced by Charlie Ahearn. Regarded as the first hip hop motion picture, it includes appearances by seminal figures such as Fab Five Freddy, Lee Quiñones, Lady Pink, The Rock Steady Crew, The Cold Crush Brothers, Queen Lisa Lee of Zulu Nation, Grandmaster Flash and… Continue lendo WILD STYLE – Dir. by Charlie Ahearn (1983)

The Surreal Origins of Primus | Les Claypool on Metallica Ties, Acid Trips, MTV Breakthrough

Primus is one of the most singular, weird and innovative bands in heavy music, which is why it's particularly incredible that they've reached the heights they have and continue to be one of the genre's most beloved acts. But how did they get there? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Khw8Xz_CPdo Bassist-vocalist-mastermind Les Claypool walked us through the surreal origins of his funky… Continue lendo The Surreal Origins of Primus | Les Claypool on Metallica Ties, Acid Trips, MTV Breakthrough

Fascism in Black Metal and How to Spot It

For being one of the most exciting genres in metal today, it's disappointing to see that the issue of fascism core to its conception still runs rampant to this day. Here's what you can do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Grmi9xdB5M National Socialist black metal, also known as NSBM, Aryan black metal, and Neo-Nazi black metal, is a political movement… Continue lendo Fascism in Black Metal and How to Spot It

The Genius of Mr. Bungle

If you're listening to a Mr. Bungle song and you don't like it, wait 20 seconds and the song will change. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwJIW9ygqo8 Mr. Bungle is an American experimental rock band formed in Eureka, California in 1985. Having gone through many incarnations throughout their career, the band is best known for their experimental rock period. During… Continue lendo The Genius of Mr. Bungle

Mike Patton’s “Falling To Pieces”: torn between Mr. Bungle and FNM

In an interview, Faith No More's producer Matt Wallace remarks that “during The Real Thing, Mike Patton was still not 100 percent committed to Faith No More, and this is my own reading, I could be wrong, but I think his way of protecting himself and feeling like he was still part of Bungle was that… Continue lendo Mike Patton’s “Falling To Pieces”: torn between Mr. Bungle and FNM

Faith No More Producer Matt Wallace Tells the Stories Behind the Albums

By Chris Steffen - AllMusic, August 17, 2015 When Faith No More returned with Sol Invictus earlier this year, they brought with them massive expectations based on their back catalog. The album ended up receiving wide acclaim, including our four-star review, in which AllMusic editor Mark Deming asserts that the album "truly adds to the strength of the group's legacy… Continue lendo Faith No More Producer Matt Wallace Tells the Stories Behind the Albums

Rick Rubin: The Invisibility of Hip Hop’s Greatest Producer

Rick Rubin is responsible for countless evolutions in music over the last 30 years. From founding Def Jam to working with the Beastie Boys, to reviving Johnny Cash’s career, to being brought in to save ‘Yeezus’ last minute. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vabwGiTWRVo He is behind hundreds and hundreds of beloved records. Yet somehow, even after absorbing the entire… Continue lendo Rick Rubin: The Invisibility of Hip Hop’s Greatest Producer

The Illegal Rise of Spotify (docvmentary)

SPOTIFY: The Pirates Who Saved / Killed Music (The Illegal Rise of Spotify) --- Welcome to the INSANE story of Spotify. We look at how Spotify nearly failed before it even launched, how Spotify got locked in an ongoing battle with both record labels and artists, and finally how Spotify regained leverage by changing their… Continue lendo The Illegal Rise of Spotify (docvmentary)

La Bitácora del Sur: el indie en sudamérica (documental)

Un viaje para conocer las distintas realidades del rock independiente actual en cuatro países de Sudamérica. Se recogen entrevistas de proyectos como El Mató a un Policía Motorizado (ARG), Suerte Campeón (PER), Niños del Cerro (CHI), Carmen Sandiego (URU), entre muchas otras; dispuestas en registros especiales realizados desde cámaras de video hasta celulares, las escenas… Continue lendo La Bitácora del Sur: el indie en sudamérica (documental)

Behind The Board: Faith No More “The Real Thing” with Matt Wallace

We trusted each other and we did it for the right reasons. We didn't expect any kind of success, and we certainly didn't expect it to blow up. It never occurred to us that would happen. At least to me. They thought it was a pop record. There's an honesty to that record, that was… Continue lendo Behind The Board: Faith No More “The Real Thing” with Matt Wallace