“Amused to Death” by Roger Waters: An Album Retrospective

November 29, 2010 | Posted in CLASSIC ROCK | By

Roger Waters' 1992 release Amused to Death.

With Pink Floyd bassist-songwriter Roger Waters having recently toured his staggering 30th anniversary presentation of The Wall, now is a perfect time to re-examine his solo works, including the 1992 album Amused to Death. Like much of Waters’ work…

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Roger Waters Brings the Wall Live to Philadelphia: Three Nights in Review

November 14, 2010 | Posted in CLASSIC ROCK, LIVE MUSIC | By

Roger Waters performing The Wall on November 11, 2010. Photograph by the author, sockii.

On November 8, 9 and 11, 2010, Roger Waters brought his triumphant 30th anniversary tour of Pink Floyd’s The Wall to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Previously I wrote about the specifics of the show and the updated staging of The Wall in my review of the Madison Square Garden performance on October 5, 2010…

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In Review: Linkin Park’s “A Thousand Suns”

November 2, 2010 | Posted in ROCK | By

A Thousand Suns by Linkin Park.

This record, in the works since 2008 and finally released in September 2010, takes the band in new directions with its daring “concept album” approach, focusing on heavy issues of nuclear armageddon, warfare, technology and humanity. While the album’s concept approach occasionally loses focus…

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Review: Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukulele

November 2, 2010 | Posted in MUSIC | By

Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukulele

Radiohead is not an easy band to cover as their sound is so distinct, in large part due to Thom Yorke’s unique vocals. Some of their songs, when stripped bare of their original complex arrangements and his singing, can come across as too simplistic and monotonous…

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