Released on July 18, 1990. A few days earlier, Andrew Wood died from a heroin overdose. The album was the launching pad for much of what was to come in the 90’s grunge movement.
b. July 18, 1937
“Politics is the art of controlling your environment. That is one of the key things I learned in these years, and I learned it the hard way. Anybody who thinks that ‘it doesn’t matter who’s President’ has never been Drafted and sent off to fight and die in a vicious, stupid War on the other side of the World — or been beaten and gassed by Police for trespassing on public property — or been hounded by the IRS for purely political reasons — or locked up in the Cook County Jail with a broken nose and no phone access and twelve perverts wanting to stomp your ass in the shower. That is when it matters who is President or Governor or Police Chief. That is when you will wish you had voted.”
July 18, 1991 ~ Perry Farrell got the name from a Three Stooges episode. He meant it to be the farewell for Jane’s Addiction. Instead, he brought “alternative rock” to the masses.
b. July 18, 1941. Commercially, Lonnie never quite attained the heights of those he influenced. But influence he did …
Guitar players, true musicians, and real music fans realize that Lonnie was the Jimi Hendrix of his time. Between the era of Chuck Berry and the era of Hendrix there were a handful of guitar players like Lonnie Mack who were making ground-breaking music that paved the way for the Revolution. People like Dickey Betts and Stevie Ray Vaughan would tell you that without Lonnie they wouldn’t be who they were. That goes for all of us.Warren Haynes
Released on July 18, 1969, it’s their 4th album — generally considered the least exciting of their works. Alec Dubro reviewed it for Rolling Stone in 1969 and called it, “sad.”
Whatever. It holds up.
A decade ago, the Mountain Goats were guests on The Colbert Report. While they were there, they did something special. Together with Stephen Colbert, they performed “This Year,” the anthemic opening song from their 2005 masterpiece The Sunset Tree.