There was More to the Athens, Georgia Music Scene Than REM and the B-52’s

Pylon suffered from the fact their music wasn’t quite as accessible as REM’s, nor were they tempted toward going as mainstream as Stipe and the fellas. The music of Pylon had more in common with Gang of Four than the country rock that got REM played on college radio stations across the country. And the lyrical content of Pylon’s songs had to deal a subtle complexity that was even more of a hindrance than Stipe’s inability to speak coherently:

Has the Digital Music Revolution Killed the Concept Album?

Some of them are achingly obvious while others may not even be known as concept albums. Some become classics that sell millions of records while others remain cult favorites impossible to tear away from the grip of their fans. In fact, there is but one element that is applicable to all—or at least most—concept albums: the songs are intended to be listened to in a particular order so that the full measure of the “concept” can play out in a linear fashion.

Deconstructing "Civil Twilight" by the Weakerthans

Civil twilight, you see, is actually a scientific definition used in navigation to define that period of the day when the center of the sun is geometrically positioned so that artificial lighting is not necessary to distinguish terrestrial objects. In other words, civil twilight is when humans are able to see things clearly and naturally.
Now, don’t you want to get to know a band that comes up with a song title like that?

Movies about Early Rock and Roll

Tom Hanks’ directorial debut was refreshingly simple instead of the typical overbloated epic that actors often pick in order to show how serious they are about directing. The time period of “That Thing You Do!” is the early 60s when attempts to actually create a day in which rock music died were finally jettisoned in reluctant favor of acceptance and assimilation.