R.I.P. Mark Hollis (Talk Talk). Life’s what you made it, and it never ends. Read White Lies in MAGNET on Talk Talk:
Every Saturday, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places and events from his band’s 35-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.
“When we put out our first LP, it was promptly called the worst record ever made by a reviewer who added that my guitar player should kill me. Meanwhile, the same city’s college-radio station had us at number one. Being disliked and appreciated have both contributed to our intensity and longevity.” —Jean Smith, “Surviving The Underground,” Monitor Mix, NPR, 2009
10 years ago today, the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart released their self-titled debut. Young adult friction. Read Mac McCaughan (Merge Records, Superchunk) in MAGNET on the band that same year:
20 years ago today, Rushmore: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was released. Always singing the same old songs. Read our Vintage Movies column on Rushmore:
*take two Grant Harts and call us in the morning
28 years ago today, Temple Of The Dog (the current lineup of Pearl Jam with Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell fronting) played its first and only full set during its initial run at Seattle Off Ramp Cafe. The fire was cookin’. The band’s only album (reissued in 2016) was our number-one hard-rock LP of that year:
Happy Veterans Day from Sufjan Stevens and MAGNET.