6 Jan 2020

Album Review – ‘1999’ (Remastered) – Prince

The vault creaks open a little more. Over the past two years, we’ve heard Prince by himself with a piano, experienced his original songs that he gave to others, and marveled at the unreleased songs we heard
23 Dec 2019

Whatever happened to Taco?

Taco Ockerse, otherwise known as just Taco, was the ultimate throwback artist of the 1980s. He took a 55-year-old song, Irving Berlin’s “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” and made it an unlikely top 10 hit in 1982. He
16 Dec 2019

Did U2’s ‘Levitate’ Rip Off R.E.M.’s ‘Hope’? Song Plagiarism

In 1998, R.E.M. released¬†Up, their first album without drummer Bill Berry. On the album was an electronic track called “Hope” that had a memorable riff featured throughout the song.¬† Here’s a snippet of the song: ? Two