In Appreciation of The Raspberries

In Appreciation of The Raspberries

Why the Raspberries will ALWAYS matter to me, and why they SHOULD matter to you The focus of the new HBO series Vinyl has been the music industry of the early 1970s – specifically the happenings around one fictitious record company, American Century (likely an amalgam of a few companies that existed at the time). The stories behind […]

Pop Culture Laughs With, Not At, Foghat

Pop Culture Laughs With, Not At, Foghat

At some point, sometime in the nineties, Foghat became a punch line. It may have been Will Ferrell that used the band’s name as a representation of a weathered, old band that your crazy uncle from Wisconsin still worships. Aside from being the first “boogie-rock super group,” as no less than Stephen Colbert refers to […]

Anatomy of an Album (Or is it an Autopsy?)

Anatomy of an Album (Or is it an Autopsy?)

Is the ‘album’ dead? If so, who killed it? Did it die of natural causes? Should we mourn its demise? I ask this question because, recently, I was with a young friend who loves music from the 60s and 70s. He was listening to The Beatles’ Abbey Road … on shuffle! I asked ‘why?’, he replied […]

iPods, Cheesy Wotsits and the Changing Experience of Music…

iPods, Cheesy Wotsits and the Changing Experience of Music…

Here’s the first column from new RCM contributor Andy Pritchard, a musician/songwriter based out of North London, England… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Now I love my iPod as much as the next man. Tube journeys are transformed by plugging in and closing my eyes, even if I do have to have it so loud that what’s left of […]

Elvis vs. Eddie Cochran – Who’s Really ‘The King’?

Elvis vs. Eddie Cochran – Who’s Really ‘The King’?

Introducing a new contributor to RCM: Dr. Bob. Below, enjoy his musings on the theory of Rock’n’Roll, ELVIS VERSUS EDDIE – Had Cochran lived, who’d be the King, today? On January 8th, 1935, a young man was born in Tupelo, Tennessee. 3 years later, October 3rd, 1938, another young fellow came into the world. They […]

Steve Rupert Drawings Vol. 3: Van Morrison and Dave Mason

Steve Rupert Drawings Vol. 3: Van Morrison and Dave Mason

Following up August’s Bruce Springsteen and Steve Wonder sketches, RCM Crowd Participation contributor Steve Rupert returns now with two more of his classic rock-inspired drawings. This month, we’re proud to pass along his sketches of Dave Mason and Van Morrison, two undeniably iconic musicians. Enjoy:   Stay tuned for more of Rupert’s rock-inspired drawings! Related links: […]

Steve Rupert Drawings Vol. 2: Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder

Steve Rupert Drawings Vol. 2: Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder

We’ve got a new installment in our Crowd Participation category! Earlier, we introduced you to Steve Rupert, who spends his time in retirement dabbling in various artistic ventures…including drawing high-quality sketches of iconic musicians. His latest set of sketches include Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder. Here’s his take on The Boss: And here’s his Stevie: […]