For a version of this page with graphics, click here. Mostly an excuse to hear stinging lead lines over standard blues changes. Not necessarily the best cover versions of all of them, but James' "The Sky is Crying" is pretty fine.
For those looking for an ultimate tragic hipster hero, space-folk martyr Nick Drake can certainly fill the bill. For those seeking out transcendently beautiful, wholly original, evocative and atmospheric pop, his music is a godsend And for those of us who got their indie knickers in a bunch over the unexpected expansion of Drake's devoted cult after Volkswagen commissioned a brilliant commercial that used Drake's best-known song, "Pink Moon
Note: If you can read French, go to the French section for additional content. In the wake of the release of Night Workthey presented several pieces from this album and all of their greatest hits at that moment. The Stranglers were part of the British punk invasion of the late s, although their style was closer to new wave than the punk sound of the Sex Pistols.
Not purchasing for a business? See our consumer site. Nick Drake - Under Review is a 90 minute documentary film which goes some way to unraveling the mystery of this enigmatic singer-songwriter, who passed away at the age of just
I became aware of Nick Drake through his influence on other artists. He was often cited as an influence by musical idols such as Robert Smith and Lou Barlow, so I wanted to seek him out. When I heard his haunting performances, especially the album Pink MoonI immediately became mesmerized.
Through Aug The themed group show is the art world's version of the summer movie. Summer is perceived as art's off-season, and summer art shows tend to the easy, sexy, and suggestive.
The overlap between goth love songs and goth breakup songs is large to the point of being a perfect circle. Goths make each other mixes with the expectation that the music will serve to woo one another, soundtrack their coitus, and then, inevitably, be cried over. In the 80s, it saved crazy money on Maxell tapes—money that could be better spent on lace, candles, and creepers.
The excellent young New Zealand band take part in the grand power-pop tradition of addictively buoyant songs about crummy romance. The Danish punk boys come on like bastard sons of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, with a smoldering venture into mutant American roots-rock from their excellent fourth album, Beyondless. Guitars sulk and kick like Eighties Def Leppard, while the blocky bass lines are tenacious enough to compete with Atlanta hip-hop; brusque rapping tugs against intricate, swooping singing.
It's Nick Cave's 60th birthday today- we're looking back at the Hot Press interview with the man himself from Happy Birthday, Nick Cave! The Australian musician, writer, actor and more was born 60 years ago today.
Death is of course a horrible thing, only made worse when someone is taken at a young age, in or before their prime, leaving an incomplete legacy behind them. As is the nature with the excess that can come with fame and fortune, countless musicians and artists have passed away young, either unable to handle the radical change in lifestyle or through other tragic means - be it natural causes or unavoidable accidents. Certain deaths have no doubt had a huge impact on how the industry has developed over time.