Don’t eat your dessert before you’ve had your fill of couch potatoes.
That sound is, as with all really good pop, at once both familiar and sui generis. There are punk elements in the driver’s seat, but the radio is tuned to Beach Boys/Beatles melodicism, and, to stretch the metaphor beyond all limits of help or hope, from the look of the clouds, it’s time to get the top up because the weather is threatening arena rock.
Weezer’s self-titled debut (a.k.a. the Blue Album) was released 19 years ago today.
Daft Punk sat down for a rare radio interview today with Australia’s Triple J and dove into the creative process behind their new track “Get Lucky,” as well as working with track collaborators Nile Rodgers and Pharrell. They said the collaboration was symbolic of how their new album, Random Access Memories, came together.
As a rapper, [Adam] Yauch had a unique, raspy baritone. He sounded more like a soul singer.
Even when we were doing our first hip-hop records, when we were 19 and 20, he sounded like a gruff 40-year-old. He was the Bobby Womack of rap.
Yauch was a gifted MC. It was his flow on things, rather than specific lyrics, that first blew Adam Horovitz and I away. Early on, we were in the studio, amazed by how Yauch made it seem so effortless. Horovitz and I were maybe a little jealous. And Rick [Rubin] said to me, “No, this is good. This is where Yauch is at. You sound like you’re working hard. You’re the working rapper. [Laughs] I’m still not sure what to take away from that. -Mike Diamond on Adam Yauch
Adam Yauch died one year ago today.
Happy 41st birthday Mike Dirnt! Take a look at our first Green Day cover story from 1995 where Dirnt talks about his past, how he met Billie Joe Armstrong and his thoughts on the band’s detractors.