Thursday, August 01, 2013
In Chuck Klosterman's new book 'I Wear The Black Hat,' the writer delves in to villains, real and imagined. When finally grappling with Hitler, Klosterman looks at two songs -- by Bowie and Dylan. Soundcheck host John Schaefer offers up a few more songs that grapple with the dictator's legacy.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
By Joe Levy
Soundcheck contributor and Billboard editor Joe Levy says that some of rock 'n' roll's biggest and oldest stars are having banner years in their sixties and seventies. What do you think? Is there such a thing as too old to rock?
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
David Bowie unveils a birthday surprise for his fans, a new song and his first album in nearly ten years, The Next Step.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Beck's new sheet music album Song Reader reminds John Schaefer of the old days, the 1970s.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Host John Schaefer reflects on David Bowie's classic rock opera concept album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, which turned 40 earlier this year. Also, the Southwest-infused folk rock of Calexico, in the studio.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
After today's interview with Dr. Alisun Pawley about her research into sing-along songs, Pitchfork founder and Soundcheck bullpen member Ryan Schreiber was inspired to compile his own list of irresistible songs. Two lists, in fact.
See the lists, and hear the music, after the jump...
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Today marks the 40th anniversary of David Bowie's album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. In this new edition of the Soundcheck Podcast, John Schaefer reflects on Bowie's influential concept album, first released in 1972. (Psst! You can head over to NME to listen to a stream of the album in all its remastered glory.)