Articles by Chris Bisha

Breathe – 360° Mask Giveaway

September 3, 2020 by

The air is purple. I think that’s a line from “Werewolves of London.” Excuse me? I’m being told the line is “His hair was perfect.” Oh well, no matter. The air is indeed purple. Therefore, we here at 360°Sound hope that you’re breathing through a mask when you’re inside a public place or in a […]

Rocktology! – Top Dogs of Rock tourney

August 28, 2020 by

Walktology? Barktology? Fetchtology? In any case, we have crowned the top dog of rock. Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog” is the alpha dog, but it’s not like the rest of the breed were wearing Milkbone underwear. This one was totally off the leash with lots of compelling matchups and scintillating action. I don’t know, but I’ve […]

New Little Richard biography

August 22, 2020 by

The Big Life of Little Richard by veteran music biographer Mark Ribowsky is new this month from Diversion Books. The bio is touted by the publisher as, “The first major biography of Little Richard.” In anticipation of this new title, we had an opportunity to communicate with the author. Ribowsky clarified that, “This is actually […]

The Timeless Joe Jackson

August 11, 2020 by

August 11 was an important day in history. Not because it was the day on which the last U.S. ground combat battalion departed South Viet Nam in 1972. And not because Ronald Reagan notoriously joked about bombing the Soviet Union on this day in 1984. No, this is the day on which, in 1954, Joe […]

Workingman’s Dead – 50th Anniversary Reissue

August 1, 2020 by

As a rock music fan I’ve always felt it necessary to reckon with the Grateful Dead. I wasn’t around at the very beginning, but in my lifetime they became a cultural institution. My time came in 1988. I was living in my father’s basement in the far-north suburbs of Detroit, trying to figure my way […]

Rocktology! No Rush – Best Other Canadian Bands tourney results

July 25, 2020 by

I think we can all agree that Rush is one of the biggest bands to come out of Canada. Many would also contend Rush are the best Canadian band; others would disagree. No matter. We decided to give those New World men a breather and consider 16 other bands cultivated in Canada. There are so […]

Jamtology! Grateful Dead v Phish tourney results

July 18, 2020 by

A classic album shakedown! With the 50th anniversary of The Grateful Dead’s Workingman’s Dead upon us, we thought it would be fun to see how that classic stacked up against something from the second greatest jam band of all time – Phish. I recruited local Phisherman Michael Turner as guest chooser to select the most […]

Consider This – REM’s Out of Time

July 13, 2020 by

I recently had occasion to interact with REM bassist Mike Mills on social media about his old band’s classic album and commercial breakthrough, Out of Time. I had @ed Mike as part of my reply to a tweet, in order to compliment him on his lead-vocal turn on “Texarkana,” one of my favorite tracks on […]

Rocktology! Paranoid v Master of Puppets Tourney Results

June 27, 2020 by

Black Sabbath’s Paranoid is one of the best hard rock albums of the 70s. Metallica’s Master of Puppets is one of the best hard rock albums of the 80s. So let there be… Monsters of Rocktology! These two great albums went toe-to-toe in our bracket tourney. And led by the lead track, “War Pigs,” Paranoid edged […]

Closing Time: 10 Covers of Songs from the Tom Waits Classic

June 15, 2020 by

The time’s gone so quickly. Almost 50 years have gone lickety splickly since Tom Waits released his landmark debut album, Closing Time, in 1973. Tom has had an exemplary career and should be commended for all his fine works of fiction, but Closing Time… that was a heckuva start. And believe you me, I am […]