Author on 24-Carat Black’s ‘Ghetto: Misfortune’s Wealth’

October 30, 2020 by

360°Sound spoke with writer/editor/journalist Zach Schonfeld about his forthcoming 33 1/3 book on the influential but underappreciated soul-funk concept album Ghetto: Misfortune’s Wealth by 24-Carat Black. A longtime favorite of crate diggers and soul aficionados, Ghetto: Misfortune’s Wealth is, as Schonfeld notes in the book, “an album that nobody has heard of but everybody has […]

Top 10 Chocolate Songs

October 28, 2020 by

Happy National Chocolate Day! The U.S. National Confectioners Association (NCA) created this glorious day in which we celebrate all things chocolate. Did you know every year Americans drop $22 billion (!!!) on chocolate? This level of popularity may be why there are multiple chocolate days: International Chocolate Day (July 7), World Chocolate Day (July 11), […]

Author explores history behind Nick Cave’s ‘Murder Ballads’

October 27, 2020 by

360°Sound spoke with journalist and essayist Santi Elijah Holley about his new 33 1/3 book on the 1996 album Murder Ballads by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Holley’s work has appeared in The Guardian, The Atlantic and VICE, among many other publications. The ninth studio effort from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Murder Ballads is one of […]

All I Can Say: Memories of Shannon Hoon & “No Rain”

October 26, 2020 by

by Ari Karnezis (Ari is a rocker and an aficionado of grunge & 90s music. You can catch her on podcasts like The Hook Rocks.) It was August 2019 and I was out on a jog. I wasn’t feeling the happiest in my life at the time: I was moving soon, transferring to a new college […]

This is the Spinal Tap virtual reunion

October 25, 2020 by

The boys from This is Spinal Tap got together virtually on Wednesday, 14 October to benefit the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. As a musician and a child of the ’80s, this is a seminal film for me. So before I tell you about the livestream, please indulge me as I share my Spinal Tap story. I […]

Q&A: singer/songwriter Hayley Sales

October 22, 2020 by

360°Sound caught up with singer/songwriter/actor Hayley Sales. When we spoke with Sales last week, she was wrapping up her 8-date virtual tour, which was streamed live from her parents’ blueberry farm in Vancouver Island, British Columbia, where she’s been staying during the pandemic. Sales has finished her first record in a decade, Ricochet, which is […]

Missing Van Halen

October 21, 2020 by

I was 14 and in eighth grade on 10 February 1978 when Van Halen’s debut album devastated an unsuspecting world. The Bee Gees were at the top of the charts and Billy Joel’s The Stranger was my favorite record. With the bomb-drop intro of “Runnin’ With the Devil” and the whammy bar dive-bomb of “Eruption,” […]

Wild Horses: 10 Great Covers of the Rolling Stones classic

October 17, 2020 by

Sometimes it flat out sucks being an adult. When it all gets too heavy, I often find refuge in simple, mournful country ballads. The Glimmer Twins (aka Mick & Keith) penned “Wild Horses” and included it on the Stones’ 1971 release Sticky Fingers. It’s a song I return to frequently. The subject of the song […]

10 Great Versions of Jazz Standard “Autumn Leaves”

October 15, 2020 by

The falling leaves drift by the window The autumn leaves of red and gold I see your lips, the summer kisses The sun-burned hands I used to hold So go the opening bars of the immortal jazz standard “Autumn Leaves.” With autumn now in full swing, let’s get in the swing with some swingin’ versions […]

Podcast Spotlight: Bruce Springsteen Sings the Alphabet

October 13, 2020 by

For almost five years, friends Rob Carmack and JB Clark have hosted the popular podcast Bruce Springsteen Sings the Alphabet, in which they discuss every officially released Springsteen song in alphabetical order. That’s 368 songs/episodes (and growing). In September 2019, they finished the songs, and they recently wrapped Season 2, which spotlighted Springsteen albums in […]