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Everyone else may hate U2, but Kurt Baumeister will always love them in spite of themselves. Continue reading
Even if you don’t know Brian Eno’s music, you’ve still heard him, in groundbreaking clients Talking Heads, Bowie, U2, and Coldplay, not to mention the 3.5 second chime that heralds the opening of every Microsoft Windows 95 program. (Written by Eno on a Mac.) How did Eno grab the attention of the iconic before they were icons? Guest Weekling Mark Donato answers that question by taking you back to Eno’s fabulous, way-ahead-of-its-time solo work, songs that now sound like blueprints for so much quality late 20th/early 21st century pop. Because they are.
Robert Burke Warren goes deep into his own story to talk about the persistence of God in pop, and how and why non-believers and doubting Thomases still go for it.
In which James Greer, then a music writer at SPIN, moves in mysterious ways.
We know what Sean Beaudoin’s “666 Mix” is. Now the rest of the Weeklings crew — Elissa Schappell, Alex Clark, Greg Olear, Jennifer Kabat, Dennie Wendt, Janet Steen, and Diana Spechler — reveal their own private soundtracks to Hell.