Out With the Lightning, in With the Sea: Rock and Roll and Mascots From Nature

by Merry Mercurial Metallica rides it; AC/DC's partial to its throaty echo. It formed the storm that damn near killed Stillwater. Its name is Lightning, Angry Scribble of the Skies, and it's probably the manifestation of nature most closely associated with rock music--and probably because, the mythos goes, it is just so sexy dangerous. In …

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The Lash: Lester Bangs and the Clash

by Merry Mercurial As I was recently engaging in the height of all potential human luxury—drinking cold beer and reading in the shower instead of showering—there was a task that went from being a sort of second-banana time killer for some rainy day to being important: really listening to the Clash. And here’s why. An article simply …