All posts by Jake Brown

Fortune & Maltese Leave No Stoned Unturned

Check out the brilliant video for garage rock legends, Fortune & Maltese’s song, “Leave No Stoned Unturned,” directed by Hollywood heartthrob Martijn Veltman. After you watch it, you can rank it from 1 to 10. This one’s an 11. Video: Fortune and Maltese – “Leave No Stone Unturned” [Video embedded 2010. -ed.]

The Prophecy: Black Sabbath and the American Economy

You must read this brilliant article about the connection between Sabbath’s album, Heaven and Hell, and its effects on twenty years of economic history. It’s hysterical. Here’s a taste: I began to realize the hidden message behind this record. It wasn’t drug use, violence or satan-worship, as many protective mothers would have you believe. Instead, … Continue reading The Prophecy: Black Sabbath and the American Economy

Lester Bangs Does Brownsville Station

Posted another Bangs review in the Features section. This one is a review of Ann Arbor’s Brownsville Station and their album, A Night on the Town. It’s from the July 6, 1972 issue of Rolling Stone. Dig it.

Hanson: It’s Just Good

It sounds like the Hanson boys are getting hip on us now. Check out this quote from an article on rollingstone.com: “There’s more reckless abandon on this record,” says Taylor [Hanson]. “A sense that we’re not gonna over-think things. I wanna leave space for people to hear the parts, the grit of the guitar or … Continue reading Hanson: It’s Just Good

KEEP MUSIC EVIL

KEEP MUSIC EVIL Oh my goodness! I can’t believe this is finally available online: Angels?, by Jack Chick. This story about how there’s no such thing as a Christian rock band has been out of print for a long time. But thanks to Jack Chick’s embrace of the internet, there it is. Wow. It’s just … Continue reading KEEP MUSIC EVIL

The Art of the Mix

Making mixes for people is a grossly underrated medium of expression. I know people who have put more thought into compiling a mix tape than they put in almost anything else they have ever done. My poor wife has gotten more mix tapes than love letters by a ratio of about 30:1. That’s not an … Continue reading The Art of the Mix

More Weezer mp3s

Karl has posted some more Weezer mp3s on the Weezer Fanclub Online. There are six lo-fi songs from a 1998 show Weezer played as “Goat Punishment,” a Bleach-era Nirvana cover band. If you have a fast internet connection, they’re worth downloading. “Aneurysm” rocks particularly hard if you’re too lazy to get to them all. Warning … Continue reading More Weezer mp3s

King Gimp – It’s okay to laugh, he’s funny

I finally got to see HBO’s Academy Award winning documentary, King Gimp, last night. I had been wanting to see this since I nearly fell out of bed laughing when I was watching the Oscars and it won for best short documentary. If you saw it, you know what I’m talking about. When they announced … Continue reading King Gimp – It’s okay to laugh, he’s funny

Are you plugged in?

I found the best record reviews on the web. The site is called Plugged In and its mission statement is: “Helping parents and youth leaders guide teens through the world of popular youth culture.” And boy, does it ever. There are reviews of movies and television too, but the record reviews are the best. Critic … Continue reading Are you plugged in?