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Remember Whensday – MTV Unplugged

(Written by Mateo Muro) For a while, I considered writing about how Kevin Federline’s terrible debut album Playing with Fire was the scariest thing to come out on Halloween, but something actually great started on this autumn holiday twenty five years ago. MTV first started recording Squeeze for its influential show MTV Unplugged. The premise […]

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Remember Whensday – Commemorating a Rebel Queen

This week in music history commemorates the death of Sandy West, the original drummer and one of the founding members of the original all-girl punk band The Runaways. She was a pioneering musician at a time when males dominated the hard-punk scene. The Runaways was one of the first all-female groups to come out of […]

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Remember Whensday – Simon, Garfunkel and SNL

This week 39 years ago marked Paul Simon’s very first Saturday Night Live appearance. Not only was this just the second episode of the still thriving series, but it also reunited Simon and Garfunkel. Considering the fact that they had other musical guests, like Randy Newman, booked, the creators decided to pull certain comedy sketches […]

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Remember Whensday – How Radiohead Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Internet

(Written by Justin Peters) In 1997, Radiohead released OK Computer; an album that signaled not only a bold departure from their previous Britpop roots (see Pablo Honey and The Bends), but also created an international anticipation for what this new artistic direction would yield in later releases. In staying true to their form, they completely […]

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Remember Whensday – Nevermind

Even with Bruce Springsteen’s birthday yesterday, it would be a disservice to write about anything other than Nirvana’s iconic album Nevermind, which came out today in 1991. As a kid, I remember rifling through my dad’s CD collection, seeing the swimming naked baby. I was too young to listen to or appreciate the music, but […]

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Remember Whensday – Musical Rebels

Written by Justin Peters Maybe it’s the residual mindset of last weekend’s Riot Fest floating around my system, or perhaps early onset symptoms of senioritis, but this week has me feeling an overwhelming desire to respond to any authority in my way a brazenly resistant “No.” And while I’m a bit too softcore to follow […]

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