Tag: Classic Day

Classic Day – The Winding Sheet

Debuting more as a funeral procession than any sort of live performance piece, Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged In New York was a deliberate posthumous release from the band that offered another side to the often biting riffs and snarls that accompanied their records previously. With…

Classic Day – Hands Outstretched

Stepping out of the vividly painted dreamscapes where Cymande’s 1974 release, Promised Heights lives. There is a balance here that acts as a time warp into dynamic funk rhythms that can quickly, and efficiently create easy-to-follow grooves that sculpt movement from the audience. Beginning…

Classic Day – My Ghetto

Slip It In is the fourth studio record coming from Black Flag, the band that seemed to have greased wheels that in a single year, played nearly 180 performances, and released three studio records all in just 1984. While the outrageous cover art is…

Classic Day – How The Other Half Lives

Originally released in 1974 after a live recording in Copenhagen, Jackie McLean was able to craft a passion project that in time, eventually transitioned a free-form stylistic love for jazz. It is not quite raw to the point of animosity, but many of the…

Classic Day – Blow-dried Smiles

While the burning red-sun begins to make its descent toward the base of the mountains in the distance, a lone wanderer whips the sweat pouring from his head as the rays of light dance around him in a thousand circles. The image is beautiful,…

Classic Day – Aren’t You Hungry?

It is often easy to write off Fugazi as a stepping stone for Ian MacKaye after the disbandment of Minor Threat into a more tame, modern sound for straight-forward rock music. But immediately, that would be a disservice as Fugazi is an intricate beast…

Classic Day – Paranoid Android

To encompass the beauty to the bitter is to understand that OK Computer, Radiohead’s third studio record is a bleak break in a technological world. Every android, person, or machine that embodies some form of emotion can see the progression from The Bends and…

Classic Day – Foundational Cuts

The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, Minor Threat, and Bad Brains are just some of the early pioneers of punk rock that were able to masterfully change culture for years to come. While they are often considered the first to do punk, there was another…

Classic Day – Hot Casa

The spread of this psychedelic wave over the United States had such an impact on how the rest of music would function as a conglomerate forever. But then as the listener is able to step outside the confines of America and being able to…

Classic Day – Like Nas

How can one of the greatest hip-hop records be followed by one of the rappers with his face on lyrical Mount Rushmore? It follows with Nas and the 1996 release It Was Written which is a step away from the overwhelmingly grimy New York…

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