What Aoxomoxoa shows is that there is no emblematic Dead record.
For Dead initiates who want to get a sense of the excitement.
Even Jerry himself once said that the album might have been “too far out.”
Ranks as among the band’s best shows with Grateful Dead fans.
Day of the Dead is a fitting homage.
The further the book moves away from its primary resources, the weaker it becomes.
Townes Van Zandt – “Dead Flowers” Most cover songs fail for the simple fact that they aren’t believable; they are too clearly another artist’s material, temporarily claimed or outright desecrated by an imposter. There are exceptions of course, as this list has demonstrated, and one of the best examples is Townes Van Zandt’s appropriately boozy and ramshackle version of the …
[xrr rating=4.25/5] A good number of modern indie bands, pumping out what could most loosely be described as experimental folk, hone in on a unique trademark style on their debut that garners all kinds of critical and popular attention. Many of these bands then either retread that same ground on subsequent albums (not necessarily to ill effect, as with Fleet …