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My Top 10 David Bowie Albums

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust This one is the king. When Bowie wanted to brand himself as a “rock god” he created none other than Ziggy Stardust. This was one of many alter egos, but probably his most famous. … Continue reading

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How Prince Created the “Explicit” Label

It all started back in 1984. Purple Rain was the biggest album of the year, spending 24 straight weeks on the top of Billboard magazine charts. At the time Prince was already known as a risque artist. From songs like … Continue reading

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Portrait of a cynical mastermind

Few people had as much faith in the stupidity of humankind as Frank Zappa. From songs trashing everything from the religious right to censorship, drugs, and the hippie subculture, Zappa poured vitriol into almost every facet of postmodern America. And he did … Continue reading

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THE LEGEND DIES

I didn’t have words when I looked at my phone and read the text message from my friend. It said only two words: he’s gone. I didn’t have to guess, after almost eight years of listening to the albums, spanning … Continue reading

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