Remembering Scott Walker In 8 Great Covers

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Long before he was the most unlikely avant-garde singer of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, the late Scott Walker was a pop star — and, during the decades in which being a pop star meant being an interpreter, an alternately remarkable and frustrating one. With the not-actual-siblings Walker Brothers, Scott made a popular … More »

Breaks With Tradition: “When The Levee Breaks”

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Led-ZeppelinFifty years ago this week, Led Zeppelin released their self-titled debut album, and — well, it’s Led Zeppelin, you know the deal. Revolutionized hard rock, brought it into the arenas, reinvented ’60s psychedelia as ’70s heavy metal, so on, so forth. I figure most of us have opinions on the Zep and what it means … More »