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Soundtracking the Resistance - Taxing Problems

Music and Taxes: The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Primal Scream, Sharon Jones, The Knife, and More

Apr 21, 2017

This week we’re going to build bridges, albeit of a temporary and highly specific kind. Because if there’s one thing that unites people, it’s the confusion, frustration, and panic brought on by the tax filing deadline. More



Interviews

Dec 17, 2020

On December 18th, just in time for the holidays, music fans can get the kinks out of their system after a long many months in quarantine-hibernation and get their hands on a copy of the new 50th anniversary reissue of the record Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, from British band The Kinks. We caught up with lead guitarist and co-founder of The Kinks, Dave Davies, 73, who is the younger brother of the group’s frontman, Ray Davies, to ask him about his early days in music, what it was like to collaborate with his kin, and what he remembers from The Kinks’ glory years. More


Reviews

Jan 03, 2020

Following the perceived flop of the now-lauded Village Green Preservation Society in 1968, Ray Davies, never a band leader to follow the path of least resistance, chose to follow it up with another ambitious working class concept album: Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire. More

Jan 08, 2015

The lofty reputations of two masterful preceding concept albums1968’s The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society and 1969’s Arthurhave long overshadowed Muswell Hillbillies, originally released to little fanfare in 1971. More