Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s releases include vinyl reissues from the Beastie Boys and a five-disc box set of U.K. post-punk.
Tag: Beastie Boys
This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes items about the Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch, The Stone Roses, Public Image Ltd., Mission of Burma, Soundgarden, Depeche Mode, Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser, The Cure’s Porl Thompson and Bob Mould — plus our latest Auto Reverse mixtape.
Beastie Boys co-founder Adam Yauch — known by his on-stage and behind-the-lens alter egos MCA and Nathanial Hörnblowér, respectively — lost a nearly 3-year-old battle with this morning, passing away in a New York hospital and leaving a deep musical and activist legacy that spanned the 1980s, ’90s and 2000s.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this morning announced its Class of 2012, a list that does not include first-time nominees The Cure, but does feature ’80s college-rock vets Red Hot Chili Peppers plus Beastie Boys, Guns N’ Roses, Donovan, Laura Nyro and a combination of The Faces and The Small Faces.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this morning announced the nominees for its Class of 2012, a list that includes goth-pop legends The Cure as well as fellow first-time nominees Guns N’ Roses, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Eric B. and Rakim, plus past nominees Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys and more.
Thirty-three years ago tonight, Elvis Costello & The Attractions staged one of the more infamous stunts in ‘Saturday Night Live’ history, pulling the plug on their label-approved song ‘Less Than Zero’ less than 10 seconds in and instead ripping through ‘Radio Radio.’
The third-annual Record Store Day is set for April 17, and this year’s exclusive releases include a reissue of Rhino’s 4LP Joy Division vinyl box set, a blue-vinyl reissue of R.E.M.’s ‘Chronic Town’ and fresh vinyl reissues from Sonic Youth, Joe Strummer and the Ramones.
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