Contributing writer Helen Wilson tracks down the O.P. (original punk), Legs McNeil, co-founder of Punk magazine and author of Please Kill Me: The Oral History of Punk Rock. Legs and Helen discuss the OP’s tormenting of Lester Bangs, the misplaced accusation of racism in the original punk scene, and the similarities between punk and porn.
A Glorious Noise interview with Breech. Getting attention for an up and coming band can be daunting. There are thousands of up-starts throughout the country and picking through those that are worthwhile is like separating sugar from salt. Zealous bands could just literally grab audience members by the throat until they listen, but why not … Continue reading Breech: Just Add Water
This is a big day for Glorious Noise. Not only did we reach the milestone of 50,000 unique visits, but we’re also unleashing some very exciting and exclusive information. There has been a great deal of confusion surrounding Jay Bennett’s role in the making of Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and the circumstances surrounding his departure … Continue reading Exclusive Glorious Noise Interview with Jay Bennett
GLONO’s Cub reporter Nathan Walker interviews Ben Blackwell, drummer for Detroit’s Dirt Bombs, and gets an earful. Everything from vegan promoters to gear-head homos to the media’s obsession with the Detroit “scene” comes under fire from this ornery cuss. Poor Nate hasn’t been the same since.
Raise your hand if you listen to the radio. Good, you can all put your hands down. Now, raise your hand if you subscribe to satellite radio. That’s what I thought. Satellite radio is here now; it has been for a few months. But you aren’t listening, and you won’t listen, and I know why.
The Glorious Noise Interview with The Asteroid No. 4 There’s increasing interest in music with raw foundations. From the garage rock sonic blasts of the White Stripes and the Hives to the country-tinged folk harmonies of the Beachwood Sparks and the Brian Jonestown Massacre, real music for real people is getting more attention. Glorious Noise … Continue reading Simple Music for Complicated Times
Glorious Noise Interview 10 Questions for Califone’s Tim Rutili By Derek Phillips Since the early 90s, Tim Rutili has been crafting his own brand of “rustic pop.” From Red Red Meat to his current band, Califone, Rutili has developed a style of songwriting at once haunting and hummable. The following is an email interview with … Continue reading Glorious Noise Interview with Califone’s Tim Rutili
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!
When I was young, we approached rock and roll like that, that it had been broken open and sucked dry by greedy adults and nothing remained of it but a few shards. The Rolling Stones, for example, could be reduced to the mumbles and guitar jabs at the start of “Stray Cat Blues,” the submerged … Continue reading The Glorious Noise Interview with Camden Joy
Nothing’s free in this world. Especially when it’s offered by a corporation. Is it worth it to accept freebies from the Man when he seemingly expects nothing in return? Not when it’s box seats to a concert. You’re better off watching it at home with relatives you hate. At least you can kick them out…or … Continue reading Boxing Bob Dylan