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Will Album Covers Ever Be This Good Again?

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

The most mind-bending album covers of the '60s and '70s came to us courtesy of the design team Hipgnosis, rock stars of the design world. The firm's co-founder talks about its heyday.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

On the Road with Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, and the Who in 1973

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The unprecedented rock tours by Led Zeppelin, The Who, and Alice Cooper—and the albums that inspired them—changed the landscape of rock and roll in 1973.Michael Walker talks about how these superstar bands changed the rock concert experience and redefined superstardom for our modern times. He describes how in What You Want Is in the Limo: On the Road with Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, and the Who in 1973, the Year the Sixties Died and the Modern Rock Star Was Born.

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New Sounds

Electric Guitar-Informed Music

Sunday, October 07, 2012

For this New Sounds, hear some music by electric guitarists (and multi-instrumentalist MacArthur Genius John Zorn ) for other instruments…like saxophone quartet!  The Swiss sax ensemble ARTE Quartett plays music by John Zorn from their brilliant record, Different Worlds, which also includes music by Terry Riley, Lebanese composer Rabih Abou-Khalil, and arrangements of Swiss folk songs.

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New Sounds

Electric Guitar-Informed Music

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

For this New Sounds, hear some music by electric guitarists (and multi-instrumentalist MacArthur Genius John Zorn ) for other instruments…like saxophone quartet!  The Swiss sax ensemble ARTE Quartett plays music by John Zorn from their brilliant record, Different Worlds, which also includes music by Terry Riley, Lebanese composer Rabih Abou-Khalil, and arrangements of Swiss folk songs.

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New Sounds

Getting the Led Out

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Various new music types interpret the music of Led Zeppelin for this edition of New Sounds. We'll hear from the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, and their epic by Ian Krouse, “Labyrinth on a Theme of Led Zeppelin” based on a blistering transcription of “Friends.”
Also, cellist Matt Haimovitz attacks “Kashmir” in a 4 cello face-melting arrangement in collaboration with composer Luna Pearl Woolf.  Plus, the Latin folk stylings of Rodrigo Y Gabriela and their reworking of “Stairway To Heaven” and more.

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