Tag: Features

The Reissue Section: Blondie Rolls the Dice With Against the Odds

Few acts from the original punk era are more deserving of a comprehensive box set than Blondie. And the hype is well-earned with Against The Odds 1974-1982, a historical juggernaut documenting the first eight years of CBGB’s most successful export. This 8-CD (or 10-LP) collection documents the band’s sonic evolution as it happened — how […]

October 3, 2022

This Land Was Made for Celtic Punk

John F. Kennedy once pondered: “What’s the use of being Irish if the world doesn’t break your heart?” The Irish interpretation might be: Feel and live every moment, and don’t go down without kicking and screaming. Since becoming a band in 1996, Boston-based Celtic punks Dropkick Murphys have made a career out of kicking and screaming […]

September 30, 2022

For Sunny Day Real Estate, Time Is Once Again Poetry

Plopped onto 120 acres less than a mile from Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., Disney Springs is, according to its creators, “a themed retail, dining and entertainment center inspired by Florida’s charming waterfront towns.” This “sprawling promenade” divided into “four distinct neighborhoods” hosts such lovable establishments as Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante (“savor authentic Italian […]

September 29, 2022

Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison: ‘We’re Thinking…We’re Going to Jail in Yugoslavia ’

Musician and producer Jerry Harrison joined Talking Heads in 1974 after several years with the Modern Lovers.  Here he shares what he calls “the craziest” week on tour. As told to SPIN Managing Editor Liza Lentini. Jerry Harrison (Credit: Roberta Bayley/Redferns) There were two shows in Italy with Talking Heads. One, we were playing in […]

September 27, 2022