Lost Gems: “Starry Eyes” by The Records


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“The British Big Star.” Those four words have already sent some of you racing over to iTunes. The rest of you are asking, “Who’s Big Star?” That’s unfortunate. Not as unfortunate as some younger folks asking, “What the heck is a record?” But that’s my issue, so we’ll move on.


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Top 5 Stevie Ray Vaughan Solos

This past Saturday, Stevie Ray Vaughan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

A legendary musician, Vaughan’s guitar was always his true voice, with a tone often imitated and never duplicated. He grew up in Oak Cliff listening to his idols, Lonnie Mack, Albert King, Jimi Hendrix, and Buddy Guy, and created a sound that comprised all of them and added something new, bringing the blues back into mainstream in the 1980s and still influencing musicians today.

We’re going to try to do the impossible and choose the five best SRV guitar solos, so here it goes:



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Top 5 Noel Gallagher Quotes

 

Noel Gallagher has been busy lately.

This past February, his High Flying Birds released their second LP, Chasing Yesterday, while over the weekend he and brother Liam have made a “gentlemen’s agreement” and will reform Oasis.

The cantankerous yet always candid Gallagher often makes headlines in the news either critiquing his peers or chastising his younger brother. Never at a loss for words, Noel Gallagher has uttered a few pearls over the years.



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In the Beginning: R.E.M.

In January 1980, Michael Stipe met Peter Buck in the Athens record store, Wuxtry Records, where Buck worked. Stipe and Buck bonded over their love of Patti Smith, Television and The Velvet Underground. Shortly after, they met fellow University of Georgia students Bill Berry and Mike Mills, who had been playing together since high school.





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