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Anthony DeCurtis

Anthony DeCurtis appears in the following:

Lou Reed Remembered

Monday, October 28, 2013

In the wake of the death of musician Lou Reed, Soundcheck looks back at life and career of a singular musician and New York icon. Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis joins host John Schaefer to remember landmark albums like Transformer (1972), forgotten gems like New Sensations (1984) and a latter-day release, Ecstasy.

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Lou Reed Remembered; Of Montreal Plays Live

Monday, October 28, 2013

Listeners share their favorite Lou Reed moments; then, the exuberant neo-psychedelic rock band Of Montreal plays songs from its surprisingly country-tinged new record lousy with sylvianbriar from the Soundcheck studio.

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Imagine a World Without The Stones

Thursday, July 12, 2012

This Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones’ first gig, which took place at London’s Marquee Club on July 12, 1962. While the band celebrates yet another milestone in its sprawling career, Soundcheck wants you to join us in an alternate universe and answer the question: What if the Rolling Stones – like the Beatles – had called it quits in 1970? John asks music critic and author Anthony DeCurtis how music history would be different without mid- and late-career Stones? We want you to weigh in: Leave a comment below.

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Mad Men and the Sound of ‘66

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Last week, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner announced a last-minute musical change to the show’s season five premiere. Dusty Springfield’s “The Look of Love” was cut after critics pointed out that the song wasn’t released until late 1967 – more than a year after the episode was set to take place. Today, Rolling Stone editor Anthony DeCurtis tells us what was being heard in mid-1966, from Frank Sinatra’s “Strangers in the Night” to Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” to the Rolling Stones’ “Paint it, Black.” 

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LCD Soundsystem's First Farewell

Friday, April 01, 2011

Garrison Keillor isn’t the only one who announced his retirement recently. The New York dance-punk band LCD Soundsystem is also calling it quits… loudly. After a weeklong farewell tour, the group’s heavily publicized grand finale will take place at Madison Square Garden Saturday evening and will also be streamed online through Pitchfork’s website. But in the music biz, the “last concert ever” often ends up being… not the last concert ever. Joining us to discuss some other famous first farewell moments in music history is Anthony DeCurtis, Contributing Editor for Rolling Stone.

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The Wind Keeps Crying

Friday, September 17, 2010

Since his passing, Jimi Hendrix has maintained a presence through constant memorializing. However, his music remains a relevant force. Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis joins us to talk about Hendrix's continued impact.

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Paul Is Dead: Still Alive

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The appetite for Beatle culture is still strong, as evidenced by a New York exhibition of rare band photos and the $1.2 million sale of John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to "A Day in the Life." Another clue: the enduring popularity of the urban legend known as "Paul Is Dead."

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The Life of Robert Palmer

Friday, November 13, 2009

The late Robert Palmer was best known as a New York Times music critic, Rolling Stone editor and author of the book Deep Blues. Others knew him as a musicologist and record producer. But Palmer was also a difficult man whose ambitions and addictions overshadowed loved ones. We talk with ...

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Soundcheck Smackdown: Baby Boomers vs. Generation X

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

The poet and philosopher George Santayana once said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." To ensure that future generations don't forget the triumphs and tragedies of pop music's past, we host another Soundcheck Smackdown over the musical legacies of baby boomers and Generation X. Joining ...

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Soundcheck Smackdown: Baby Boomers vs. Generation X

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

The poet and philosopher George Santayana once said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." To ensure that future generations don't forget the triumphs and tragedies of pop music's past, we host another Soundcheck Smackdown over the musical legacies of baby boomers and Generation X. Joining ...

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Andy Warhol, Fans, The Euro

Saturday, January 05, 2002

We look at the enthusiastic subculture of fans. Kurt Andersen and his guest, rock critic Anthony DeCurtis, discover how the modern pop condition of being a fan can also be a slippery slope. And a design curator considers the aesthetic merits and de-merits of the Euro.

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Rock Critic Anthony DeCurtis on Fans

Saturday, January 05, 2002

Kurt Andersen and rock music critic Anthony DeCurtis discuss the passions that drive devoted fans.

DeCurtis is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and host of the online musician interview show, The A-list, at getmusic.com. His Rolling Stone cover subjects include R.E.M., U2, Sting, Janet Jackson, the Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Jimmy Page and Robert ...

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Elfman, Fans, Warhol

Saturday, August 04, 2001

Kurt Andersen admires some razor sharp design and composer Danny Elfman describes the battery of percussion instruments, from timpani to PVC pipes, that are in his score for the new hit movie The Planet of the Apes. Kurt talks with rock critic Anthony DeCurtis about the enthusiastic subculture of fans, ...

Rock Critic Anthony DeCurtis on Fans

Saturday, August 04, 2001

Kurt Andersen and rock music critic Anthony DeCurtis discuss the passions that drive devoted fans.

DeCurtis is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and host of the online musician interview show, The A-list, at getmusic.com. His Rolling Stone cover subjects include R.E.M., U2, Sting, Janet Jackson, the Rolling Stones, George ...

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