Prep yourself for the new James Brown biopic "Get On Up" with some of the very best videos of the Godfather of Soul himself.
Keefer Fulgham reviews Steve Almond's rock memoir "Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life: A Book by and for the Fanatics Among Us."
We are back in the U.S.A. this week on Retrofit, celebrating the 4th of July weekend with a combustible box of fireworks including surprises and rarities from Johnny Cash, Cat Power, John Prine, Spinal Tap, James Brown, and many more.
In the age of musical prefixes (alt-this, post-punk that, neo-, retro-, psych-, etc.), it’s nice to have a band that plays it from the heart with fire in the belly.
One recurring element in pop music that never fails to amuse me is something I call a “talk down,” in which the artist stops singing and opts instead for a mid-song spoken word interlude that lays it all out for the listener. Here are 13 notable examples.