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the beach boys

East LA lifers Los Lobos have been a band for 48 years. Recently, our column The Number Ones looked at Los Lobos’ hit cover of Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba,” the band’s one big moment in the pop-chart sun. But Los Lobos’ legacy goes a whole lot deeper than that. Today, the band announces a new album called Native Sons, a tribute to the band’s Los Angeles hometown.

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Band announces new covers album Native Sons featuring renditions of tracks by Los Angeles artists For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

The 'Prince of Darkness' goes 'Fun, Fun, Fun.' Continue reading…

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Have you ever really stopped and thought about how intricate and difficult the process of making a successful album must be? There is, of course, the basic issue of inspiration. Every artist must wring something out from deep within themselves and try to make it cohere outside in the world, make it tangible enough that it communicates something to the listener — and even icons have their struggles with writer’s block. You might come up with seven or 10 brilliant compositions, but then still have nothing lyrically, or vice versa. And that’s just the writing. There are the players, the recording circumstances, the money, the ability or luck that results in a once-in-a-lifetime performance. While not quite on the level of, say, a major blockbuster production, it can be dizzying to consider the amount of factors that must fall into place for something as comparatively contained as an album to work. It’s a wonder we get as many great ones as we do.

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best punk albums 1993, bad religion, bikini kill, nirvana, the muffs

Alternative rock still dominated popular music in 1993. This obviously begged the question of just how “alternative” something was if it was now on a major label and on the radio. Not necessarily a bad thing. After all, we’d never have to hear Whitesnake again. Bottom end and distortion returned to rock record-making in a […]

The post 15 punk albums from 1993 that embraced contrarianism over prefab rebellion appeared first on Alternative Press.

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Chrissie Hynde, the pretenders

Akron, Ohio born and bred Christine Ellen Hynde has led the Pretenders from the top of the charts since the band’s debut single, a 1979 rethink of Ray Davies’ “Stop Your Sobbing” that killed the Kinks’ 1964 Mersey Beat-ish original on contact. Sort of a spiritual big sister to Joan Jett, she led that gang […]

The post Chrissie Hynde sees protest anthems and love songs as one and the same appeared first on Alternative Press.

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All My Favorite Songs Weezer-min

Last week, Weezer dropped the major surprise that they have another new album on the way. Their latest release OK Human arrives on Friday, Jan. 29 and was recorded entirely in quarantine. Now, Weezer are previewing the surprise album with the orchestral new single “All My Favorite Songs.” For the track’s video, Weezer are reminding […]

The post Weezer face technology’s side effects in the “All My Favorite Songs” video appeared first on Alternative Press.

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Radiohead Creep Kevin Bacon

With how 2020 has gone, we could all use as much wholesome content as possible. Now, this week, it looks like Kevin Bacon has us covered. The actor recently performed a cover of the Radiohead classic “Creep” and, of course, his goats were front and center for the performance. Read more: Here’s the real reason […]

The post See Kevin Bacon serenade his goats with a cover of Radiohead’s “Creep” appeared first on Alternative Press.

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