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Robert Palmer

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    June 24, 2014

    The White Album: How Bob Marley's Legend Became a Blockbuster In Death

    Story by Chris Kornelis. At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star, and the father of at least 11 children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the f ... More >>

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    April 29, 2014

    Excess of Talent: Meet Austin Super-Ensemble the Eightysixxed

    If Lonesome, Onry and Mean was a betting man, we'd bet our entire bankroll that while Warehouse Live or Fitz are filled to capacity with folks checking out the latest hyped-up, flash-in-the-pan, cover-of-Paste-magazine band that's been in existence, oh, at least a year or two, Austin's worn and weat ... More >>

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    August 22, 2012

    Danger Zone: 5 Great Tony Scott Film Soundtracks

    Tony Scott, one of the greatest action directors of all time, committed suicide by jumping off a bridge near Los Angeles this past Sunday. He was 69 and thought to have an inoperable brain tumor. Many of Scott's films also had great soundtracks, due in part to Hans Zimmer and Harold Faltermeyer. S ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012

    Bumbaklat Hits: Pop's 10 Most Unforgivable Reggae Misappropriations

    Can you feel it yet? Don't let all this rain fool you -- Summer is on its way. Sure, that means triple-digit temperatures, mutant mosquitos and Astros-fan apathy, but it also means live music outdoors. And where there's live music outdoors, there is always reggae. It's some kind of rule. Persona ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012

    Bang A Gong: Duran Duran Guitarist Turned Rocker Andy Taylor Is 51

    In the summer of 1987, the day before driving to Austin for freshmen orientation at the University of Texas, I went to see Andy Taylor at Fitzgerald's. The former Duran Duran guitarist had done a near-180 in his career, opting for T. Rex-inspired hard rock over the glamorous Britpop of Rio. After ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    State of the Union Preview: Five Things You're Guaranteed to See

    No Nancy Pelosi on the screen tonight​President Obama addresses the Congress and the nation tonight in the annual State of the Union, which has become a rite as ossified and rigid as any. You've got the humble heroes sitting with the First Lady, the various standing o's, the predictable post-s ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    Five Great 2010 Albums Lonesome Onry And Mean Forgot

    ​Other than it just being a form of lazy journalism, one reason LOM hates making best-of lists is that there are always items that we forgot about, or considered but felt like they just barely didn't make it somehow. Then we wish we had included them. Here are a few more obscure 2010 albums th ... More >>

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    June 8, 2010

    Musical Theology With John Coltrane, Robert Johnson

    ​Naxos continues to release episodes from the Masters of American Music documentary series from the '90s, and here are two from the latest releases (the two others profiling Sarah Vaughan and Count Basie). Not a straight biographical doc or even a chronological one about his album releases, The Wo ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    He Said She Said: Songs That Make Us Feel Like a Man, Baby!

    Mad Men's Christina Hendricks makes us feel like a man in the best possible way...​He Said's view of manhood wasn't built on sweat and labor the way most guys would probably say. Early on in our musical journey, we always equated music to being sleazy and slithery, or just dancing. It makes sense ... More >>

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    January 4, 2010

    Get Lit: Blues & Chaos: The Music Writings of Robert Palmer

    ​Unfortunately, by the time that Robert Palmer (the writer, not the "Addicted to Love" guy) died from liver failure complications in 1997, his fierce brand of music journalism had been six feet under for years. Palmer was part of a loose cadre of scribes like Cameron Crowe, Greil Marcus, Lester Ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    The Nickel: A Musical History of the Fifth Ward, Part 3

    [Note: Part 1 of The Nickel is here, and Part 2 is here.] Almost as forgotten as Hersal Thomas, Goree Carter was a Fifth Ward guitarist who was credited by late New York Times pop critic Robert Palmer with being the creator of the very first rock and roll record. This was his obscure 1949 singl ... More >>

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    December 8, 2008

    Aftermath: Duran Duran at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Chris Gray Alone among its pretty-boy peers in the early and mid-'80s, Duran Duran was the blackest band to regularly hit the pop charts from either side of the pond. Only the Aussies in INXS had anywhere near the same level of interest in funk and disco, and the chops to pull it off. Re ... More >>

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    February 28, 2008
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    October 4, 2007
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    September 26, 2007

    The Houston 100: From Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown to Texas Johnny Brown

    The Houston 100 continues. Follow the links for numbers 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, 71-80, 81-90 and 91-100. And be sure to check out "The H-Town 20.” 30. “Okie Dokie Stomp,” Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, 1954. Blistering big band jump blues with Gatemouth’s trademark Texas swing ... More >>

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    July 26, 2007
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    June 14, 2007

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club returns to form with Baby 81

  • Music

    November 23, 2006

    When Mixtapes Attack!

    What if the sound track to your life sucks?

  • Music

    August 25, 2005

    Rock Floozies Write

    Wack peruses some doozies in the groupie tell-all canon

  • Music

    August 11, 2005

    Big Boss Man

    Jimmy T99 Nelson predated and outlived Elvis P. and has won the affections of Elvis C.

  • Music

    June 2, 2005

    Playin' Possum

    An elderly gang of seedy Mississippi bluesmen anchors Fat Possum Records and the label's documentary

  • Music

    January 1, 2004

    Rock Death in 2003

    Exhuming and scoring last year's pop-music demises

  • Music

    February 13, 2003

    Wham, Bam, Thank You MAMH

    The proposed Museum of American Music History could be the solution to our "image problem"

  • Music

    February 6, 2003

    Bayou Riddims

    Dubtex furnishes the soundtrack to 21st-century H-town

  • Music

    August 9, 2001

    Racket

    Searching for the First Rock Song

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    January 21, 1999
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    July 24, 1997
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    December 5, 1996
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    February 15, 1996

    State-of-the-Art Ghouls

    White Zombie holds its own with the metal-heads and the punks alike

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    December 14, 1995
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