We are pleased to introduce a new feature from guest contributor, Kenan Hebert, who first caught our attention with his essay about the Wilco movie. This one’s even better. – ed. 1964. Martha Reeves’ voice bubbles up through unmentionable cracks, oozing with an indescribable, almost indecent sound. It’s soul, but it’s something else, too – … Continue reading That Burning, Yearning Feeling
A Glorious Noise interview with the creator of the Emo Game. By Derek Phillips Sure, they got a rep for nerd glasses, perfectly messed hair and being sensitive and in touch with their feelings, but Emo kids have a darker side. Graphic designer, Jason Oda, created the Emo Game for those twisted bastards to live … Continue reading Emo Game: I’m All Smart Like That
Inspired by the discussion on the GLONO bulletin boards, we asked frequent poster Joshua Rogers to take a deeper look at music in video games in this GLONO Feature article. – ed. The inspiration for Glorious Noise is how rock and roll can change your life. I’ve been given an opportunity to describe how rock … Continue reading Pac-Man Fever?
When the branches tap against the window and the house creaks in the wind, this album will keep you company and assure you that it’s all OK.
The Pee Wee Fist was allegedly named after a martial arts movie about a very short ninja. The existence of this film cannot be confirmed at press time, but there is no denying that the band’s album, Flying, released last year on Kimchee Records is an exciting and adventurous debut. While some of the songs … Continue reading Interview with the Pee Wee Fist
The Recording Industry Association of America catches the 80s retro vibe with an attack on its arch nemesis: technology. And just like last time, it’s not only a losing fight but also a misguided philosophy. While the RIAA claims that P2P file sharing is to blame for shitty CD sales (not the fact that the … Continue reading Back to the Future
Another fine interview from our gal Helen. This time she tracks down a member of the Lucksmiths in fine girlie-stalker fashion. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in for the cutest conversation in cyberspace.
Pity Jay Bennett. In I Am Trying To Break Your Heart, Sam Jones’ new “documentary” about the making of Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, the former Wilco guitarist comes across as self-absorbed and out of touch with the rest of the world. Instead of displaying the typical motivation for antisocial musician behavior—sex, drugs, money—Bennett just seems … Continue reading Trying: The Wilco Movie
As Stephen Macaulay’s article below (“Beginnings and Leavings,” 7/21) makes clear, we all have a personal relationship with rock and roll lyrics. It doesn’t matter if you’re an elitist music snob, Nicolas Cage, or the mayor of Santiago, Chile – words and music have the power to make you think and feel. It’s no different … Continue reading Lyrics Born: Writing to Reach You
Glorious Noise Interview: Inge Johansson of the (International) Noise Conspiracy Glorious Noise interviewed Inge Johansson, bass player of the International Noise Conspiracy and asked him about the politics of the INC, why Sweden is kicking so much rock and roll booty, and why the Rickenbacher is the bad-assed rock bass that it is. Read the … Continue reading Interview with Inge Johansson of the (International) Noise Conspiracy