From Rolling Stone magazine, Rhino will release a deluxe edition of The Ramones ‘Rocket to Russia’ on November 24th. The three-CD set will contain two remixes of the album, previously unheard tracks, and a live concert recording from December 19th, 1977, at the Apollo Centre theater in Glasgow, Scotland.
If anywhere near as good as their previous collection of the seminal punk band’s work, we will be waiting for this one to drop.
Alice in Chain’s Layne Staley at the water fountain looking like he is gonna boost a wallet.
Following yesterday’s post about the 20 year anniversary of the release of Singles, I jumped on CouchPotato and pulled down a decent 720p rip and spun it up thinking I would putter about the house while listening to some of the songs that were featured in the film and maybe even cringe a bit at how the film may not have held up over the one score that has elapsed since.
Well, I got sucked in. Although I prefer shorty in Jackie Brown, it was Bridget Fonda that done did it and she kept me fixated for about an hour while I thought about posting a treatment of Seattle during this time as a dystopian Paradise Lost, a city full of music and art that was unable to withstand the siege laid to it by Jeff Bezos who in the 20 years since has declared it his Casterly Rock.
Although the movie holds up pretty well, my ADD clearly had kicked in and I’m no Milton nor R.R. Martin so I killed the volume on the movie and asked Alexa to spin up the Deluxe Edition of the Soundtrack on Amazon Prime. What? Even the Lannisters gave us Tyrion!
The movie to best have captured the spirit of the Seattle grunge music sound was unquestionably Cameron Crowe’s ‘Singles’. Starring Matt Dillon as the lead singer of the fictional Citizen Dick, the movie featured artists like Chris Cornell, Layne Staley, Stone Gossard and Eddie Vedder. Pretty much everyone except Curt Cobain. Today is the 25th anniversary of the film’s premier and Rolling Stone has an interview with Crowe. While the film itself wasn’t going to win an Academy Award, in retrospect, the soundtrack certainly could have.
He is also re-releasing the soundtrack with bonus tracks and additional content. I am sure that you can grab that on iTunes, but for those who don’t remember some of the incredible tunes on it …. State of Love and Trust.
Link to the 25 year old trailer in the videos section below and here for nostalgia.