Top 11 Classic Punk Rock Songs

Top 11 Classic Punk Rock Songs

“Punk rock was the tsunami that threatened to drown us all in 1977.” – Pete Townshend “Kick Out the Jams” by the MC5 “Kick Out the Jams” is the title track of the MC5‘s 1969 debut LP, recorded over Halloween weekend at Detroit’s Grande Ballroom. The song gained immediate notoriety by its introduction. Singer Rob […]

Top 11 Songs About Opposites

Top 11 Songs About Opposites

“Why are a ‘wise man’ and a ‘wiseguy’ opposites?” – George Carlin “Right Place, Wrong Time” by Dr. John “Right Place, Wrong Time” was Dr. John‘s biggest hit, cracking the Top 10 in 1973. It was the first single from his In the Right Place LP. Dr. John described how the song was written in […]

The New ‘Joe Strummer 001’ Box Set Sounds Like a Must for Fans of the Late Clash Front Man

The New ‘Joe Strummer 001’ Box Set Sounds Like a Must for Fans of the Late Clash Front Man

On September 28, a special box set celebrating Joe Strummer‘s work outside the Clash will be released via Ignition Records. The set, titled Joe Strummer 001, will combine his output with the Mescaleros and the 101ers, various recordings from soundtracks and a full album’s worth of unreleased songs and recordings. Strummer died in 2002 at […]

Top 11 Songs Featured in ‘The Sopranos’

Top 11 Songs Featured in ‘The Sopranos’

For six unforgettable seasons, creator David Chase made music an integral part of the Emmy Award-winning drama The Sopranos. Mob boss Tony Soprano (the late, great James Gandolfini) was the show’s focus, and Chase used as a musical guide “any song that Tony would be listening to, that he would have on his radio station.” […]

Top 11 Apocalypse Songs

Top 11 Apocalypse Songs

Nuclear apocalypse – who do you need? Actors are probably not top of the list. What can I do for you? I can pretend to be somebody who can grow you some nice crops. – Christian Bale You’d better read our Top 11 Apocalypse Songs now – before it’s too late. You never know. “1999” by […]

Top 11 Songs from Martin Scorsese Films

Top 11 Songs from Martin Scorsese Films

Director Martin Scorsese and the Rolling Stones‘ Mick Jagger have teamed as executive producers of Vinyl, a 10-episode series on the ’70s rock scene that premieres on HBO Feb. 14. At a Television Critics Association panel,  Jagger acknowledged that the acclaimed director “was one of the first people that really used rock ‘n’ roll, like […]

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 […]