Barangkali mengejutkan, tembang power pop “Dunia Belum Berakhir” oleh Shaden yang dirilis di tahun 2000 ini oh-ternyata punya peran lumayan signifikan di skena punk rock Bali Selatan, utamanya Twice Tape Shop (jalan raya Legian). Anak skena macam Superman Is Dead, Jihad (sebelum berubah nama ke The Dji Hard), Emocore Revolver, Commercial Suicide, dsb, mereka adalah saksi kunci.
26 years ago today, Richey Edwards of Manic Street Preachers vanished leaving no clues to his whereabouts. He left The Embassy Hotel in London, England, at 7am. Edwards & James Dean Bradfield (lead singer and lead guitarist of Manics) were due to fly to the United States on a promotional tour. His car was found on the Severn Bridge—a notorious suicide spot—16 days later.
Rod Stewart married New Zealand model Rachel Hunter in Beverly Hills, this week in 1990. After the wedding Stewart was quoted as saying “I Found the Girl that I Want, I won’t be putting my banana in anybody’s fruit bowl from now on.” They split in 1999. Four years later, still in December, Stewart played in front of 3.5 million people on Copacabana beach in Rio De Janeiro, and made into the Guinness Book of World Records for staging the largest free rock concert attendance in history.
One of rock's most talented songwriters, Ryan Adams, shows his weird and wonderful sensitivity through "Sylvia Plath". This piano-driven, hauntingly beautiful yet charming and tender tribute to the great poet, it truly makes you think as if between Ryan Adams and Sylvia Plath, they knew each other quite well, especially their obsession with death.
The members of Fleetwood Mac were experiencing emotional upheavals while recording "Dreams". Mick Fleetwood was going through a divorce. Christine McVie was separating from her husband John McVie. Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks were ending their eight-year relationship; Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood had just started an affair. What made it more complicated and worse was that all the band members were so addicted to cocaine during the production of the album, Rumours. Hard drugs, bad romances, excellent album.
Not exactly sexy, it’s not funny and they’re not going to be rolling around in mud like the Slits; but it’s the closest thing to art that "post-punk"… has offered in a while.

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