Rolling Stone once described Neil Young in its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" issue as a "restless experimenter... who transform[s] the most obvious music into something revelatory." Admittedly, I don't know much of Neil Young's musical catalog, and there's something about that high-pitched ... More >>
We're rolling up on the 50th anniversary of the assassination, so of course everyone in possession of items with any tie whatsoever to the death of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, is coming out of the woodwork and popping their stuff up on the auction block. We all know about the in ... More >>
A '70s car-chase flick for the Utne Reader set.
Retrospace got its hands on a 1966 Astrodome guide (subhed: "The Astrodome is more than a stadium -- it is a way of treating people"), and while it's filled with such unimaginable wonders as $3.50 box seats, our favorite is the superbox page. There, the Dome shows off its terrible, wonderful, appal ... More >>
James "Bull" Durham burned down his mother's house while cooking meth. In Angelina County, the jail is full of guys like him..
Back in the day, cars were cars. Huge, hilariously oversized, impractically massive, cars. The land yachts of yore -- the Caddys, the Mercurys, etc. -- made no bones about "fuel efficiency" or "miles per gallon" or "ability to park." They were giant movable land masses, and you were a god just by b ... More >>
Someone once observed wryly that the only member of your family you'll ever actually choose is your spouse, and perhaps a whole lot of that observation is equally applicable to the music of our lives. A couple of years back we were sitting at Prince's Hamburgers off the Southwest Freeway in the ... More >>
Neil Young Fork In the Road www.neilyoung.comYa gotta love Ol' Shakey. Even moreso than fellow cantankerous classic rocker Bob Dylan, he goes where his muse leads him, everyone else be damned. Acoustic rock? Heavy rock? Country? Blues? Rockabilly? Unintelligible vocoders and synthesizers? He's done ... More >>
Playing in Chuck Berry's pickup band can be a trial by rock and roll fire
In Galveston, it's coffee, a newspaper and a blow job on the way to work
H.C. Westermann was the quintessential American artist
Mattress Mac waves good-bye to two decades' worth of home
Kicked in the Head reveals the truth about nothing
Four decades after his first record, Solomon Burke is still in the studio -- and still in God's arms
The Feds created a program to feed the hungry. In Harris County, it became a program to feed the greedy.