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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2007

    Beyond Playlist: The Nels Cline Singers and More

    The Nels Cline Singers Draw Breath (Cryptogramophone) Sorry, vocal fans: The Nels Cline Singers don't engage in any literal singing. Instead, Cline, the guitarist for Wilco, joins bassist Devin Hoff and drummer Scott Amendola (with assistance from Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche) on a series of in ... More >>

  • 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.

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    December 28, 2000

    On the Records

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

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    August 19, 1999

    Where's the Beef?

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

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    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.

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    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