Music Review: The Tubes – Young And Rich / Now
By Greg Barbrick, BLOGCRITICS.ORG During their initial run, The Tubes were one of the finest satirical bands around. The rock-star character Quay Lewd was introduced on the group's self-titled debut album, in the anthemic "White Punks on Dope.
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Carl's Rock Songbook #43: Roll over Beethoven?
Rock and disco, the typical middle-class alternatives to Afro-American popular music, are inferior forms of music; however, as Pete Townsend helped us to see in the last Songbook post, it may usually be too difficult, and is (arguably) inauthentic …
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Earl Scruggs: A triumphant, transcendent life
He lived an unmitigated triumph of a life, enabling the creation of the great American music form now known as bluegrass and ennobling his instrument of choice, the banjo. From the time he hit the Ryman Auditorium stage at age 21, he was an inspiration …
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