Category Archives: There and Back Again

There and Back Again #7: The Troggs' Wild Thing (Plus a few thoughts on Lester Bangs and Altered Zones)

If you even remember what the “There and Back Again” section on this blog is supposed to be about, I have to admit that I’m cheating with this one.  The loose conception of “There and Back Again” was a feature on this blog where I choose a classic album that I’ve never listened to before, [...]

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There and Back Again #6: The Band's Music From Big Pink

I’ve been attempting to write this There and Back Again for several weeks now.  I’d never heard the album before, but since I decided to write about it, I’ve listened to Music From Big Pink about a zillion times.  I’ve read up on all the folklore behind The Band, how this album was recorded written [...]

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There and Back Again #4: Radiohead's OK Computer

This column just keeps getting more and more embarrassing.  I’m not sure how I got here.  A music-loving young person, a professional in the music biz, and I’ve never listened to what almost everyone would put in the top five albums of the nineties (Or not.  Let’s debate!).  My friend and bandmate gaped at me [...]

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There and Back Again #3: Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon

  For my first two “There and Back Agains” I chose albums from the early nineties.  I figured that for this one I should probably go a little further back into the catalog.  I looked at several (annoyingly) reputable and irreputable top 100 and top 500 albums of all time lists.  I thought hard about [...]

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There and Back Again #2: Guided By Voices' Bee Thousand (Plus a few thoughts on The Pains of Being Pure at Heart)

Before this week, I had never listened to Guided By Voices’ 1994 album, Bee Thousand.  For many, this is not such an egregious omission on my part; I know plenty of die-hard indie fans who never really went though a Guided By Voices phase.  They are the kind of band that everyone always has in [...]

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There and Back Again #1: Paul Simon's Graceland

This is a new segment on the blog!  Every Wednesday (or so) I will go back and revisit an album that is considered to be a “great album” or a “classic album.”  It will also be an album I’ve never heard.  I’m doing this for a few reasons.  First of all, I want this blog [...]

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