Weezer Lets the Hardcore Fans Produce their New Album Weezer’s “Green” album, which ranked 83rd in Billboard’s top albums of 2001, disappointed many of the band’s original fans—myself included—because of its repetitive song structures, dispassionate singing, impersonal lyrics, simplistic guitar solos and overall slickness. The sales, however, seemed to vindicate frontman Rivers Cuomos’ separation from … Continue reading Grasp the Rock
Last Plane to Jakarta has an unbelievably great new article about an unbelievably awful-sounding tape. Yes, a cassette tape. By a band called therefore. Yes, with a period at the end. Be sure to read his pop-up annotations. They’re wonderful. An example (on the subject of throwing away tapes we don’t even like): Well, of … Continue reading An unbelievably awful-sounding tape
Best albums of the 1990s: Unpop.com’s best independent releases and Nude as the News’ list that includes the majors. [via pptl]
I hope everybody had a merry Christmas and got all the presents you wanted. I got some great stuff including the new CCR box (which is amazing) and Joel Whitburn‘s Top Pop Singles 1955-1999 (which I’ve been wanting forever). I also got a phat digital camera so expect some cool photo features in the new … Continue reading Happy New Year from Glorious Noise
The Glorious Noise Interview with the Handsome Family I recently had the opportunity to interview Rennie Sparks, the lyricist/autoharpist half of the Handsome Family. Check it out!
Weezer is giving away a buttload of mp3s.
Well, it looks like we did it. Another monumental milestone in the history of our little website: 20,000 visitors. We here at Glorious Noise would like to thank you all for stopping by. We’d especially like to thank all of the people who check in on the site every day and contribute comments to the … Continue reading 20,000 GLoNO Fans Can’t Be Wrong
The Goldstars at the Edgewater Lounge Saturday, December 8, 2001, Chicago I had been planning on going to the Old Town School of Folk Music too see the Handsome Family. I also could have seen Ryan Adams and Lucinda Williams at the Riviera. Instead, I went to a new bar on the far north side … Continue reading The Goldstars at the Edgewater Lounge
Wilco is confirming the story we reported earlier this week. And they’ve named the release date for YHF. Stayed tuned to Glorious Noise for all your important music news! Hopefully Nonesuch Records, a subsidiary of AOL Time Warner, will be allowed to keep doing what it does best: releasing great, strange, unusual albums. Let’s hope … Continue reading Can You Wait Until April?
Early New York Dolls demos – three free MP3s available from ROIR Online, recorded in 1972.