Lenny Kaye

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Ten Essential albums from the CBGB scene

    It's easy to look at what's become of rock music over the last three and a half decades and find countless traces of the CBGB micro-culture and the fast-and-loud aesthetic it cultivated. During their now-legendary years at CBGB, bands like the Ramones, Talking Heads, Blondie and Patti Smith were dis ... More >>

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    June 14, 2007
  • Music

    November 14, 2002

    Polar Opposites

    Norwegian retro-rockers Cato Salsa Experience heat up Scandinavia with a cool sound.

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    August 30, 2001

    Another Piece of the Rock

    Nuggets II strikes gold by mining new territory.

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    On the Records

    Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.

  • Music

    August 19, 1999

    Where's the Beef?

    Four new releases don't tell all of the Captain Beefheart story.

  • Music

    July 29, 1999

    Monster Magnets

    After nearly twenty years, Electric Frankenstein has rock down to a mad science.

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    December 24, 1998

    Year-End Close-Out

    We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.

  • Music

    October 30, 1997

    No Synthetics Allowed

    The musical fabric of the Ray-Ons.

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    August 29, 1996
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    February 16, 1994