Nirvamind Mixtape

Nevermind is the second studio album by Seattle’s rock band Nirvana. It was released on September 24, 1991, by David Geffen Company Records. Produced by Butch Vig, it was Nirvana’s first release on a major label, as well as the first to feature drummer Dave Grohl. On September 24, 1991, an other important album was…

9/11 : A Terror Odyssey (The NORAD Mixtape)

Tuesday, September 11, 2001, four California-bound commercial airliners, which took off in the northeastern United States, were hijacked mid-flight by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists. The hijackers were organized into three groups of five hijackers and one group of four. The first plane to hit its target was American Airlines Flight 11. It was flown into the…

Flower Travellin’ Band

Flower Travellin’ Band (フラワー・トラベリン・バンド, Furawā Toraberin Bando) Flower Travellin’ Band is a Japanese rock band that was formed in 1967. They were connected to Japan’s counterculture movement and noted for their mixture of early heavy metal with psychedelic and progressive rock. They received wide acclaim from critics but failed to achieve commercial success and separated in…

Scott Walker

“One of the most enigmatic and influential figures in rock history”  Mark Savage, BBC Noel Scott Engel (January 9, 1943 – March 22, 2019) better known by the stage name Scott Walker, was an American singer-songwriter, composer and record producer who lived most of his life in England. Walker was known for his baritone voice…

Edward Van Halen – RIP Mixtape

Edward Lodewijk van Halen (January 26, 1955 – October 6, 2020) Eddie Van Halen was a Dutch-American musician, songwriter, producer, and inventor. He was the main songwriter and lead guitarist of the American rock band Van Halen, which he co-founded in 1972 with his brother, drummer Alex Van Halen, bassist Mark Stone, and singer David…

Beastie Boys Mixtape

Beastie Boys were formed out of members of New York’s experimental hardcore punk band the Young Aborigines in 1978, with Michael “Mike D” Diamond as vocalist, Jeremy Shatan on bass guitar, guitarist John Berry (who died May 19, 2016, at a hospice in Danvers, Massachusetts of frontotemporal dementia) and Kate Schellenbach (currently playing with Luscious Jackson) on drums.…

Rachel’s Mixtape

Rachel’s was a collective of musicians formed in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1991. Jason Noble (who came to prominence as the guitarist and occasional singer for Rodan, a band who, like their Louisville peers Slint, stretched post-hardcore clangor to meditative locked-in instrumental lengths) played music individually after Rodan’s breakup and referred to himself as Rachel’s but then began…

Daniel Johnston (1961-2019)

Daniel Dale Johnston (January 22, 1961 – September 11, 2019) Funeral home Funeral home Goin’ to the funeral home Got me a coffin Shiny and black I’m goin’ to the funeral And I’m never comin’ back Born in California in 1961 and raised in West Virginia, Daniel Johnston became known as a songwriter after moving…

Richard Twice: A Musical Life Interrupted

Richard Atkins, the singer and songwriter of the early 70’s California psychedelic folk duo ‘Richard Twice’, was on his way to stardom and a huge success with his first debut album when he mysteriously walked away from it all. A film by Matthew SaltonThe New York Times articlerichardtwice.com