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The Big Hurt: Hot singles of August 23, 1986

I thought it would be fun to take a look at the Hot 100 as it stood exactly 25 years ago — mostly so I wouldn't have to listen to any fucking Katy Perry songs this week.
Who charted?
By DAVID THORPE  |  August 26, 2011
Interview with Dinousar Jr. frontman

Everyone loves Dinosaur Jr.'s Bug except J Mascis

For Dinosaur Jr., an achingly melody-fueled power trio formed from the ashes of several Amherst-area hardcore bands in 1984, the pursuit of awesome came at the price of happiness, harmony, and ultimately the band itself.
No fun
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 17, 2011

Cheap Trick | Budokan!

These days, all an American outfit has to do to get famous is name itself after an animal and get blogged about for 24 hours.
Epic/Legacy (2008)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  November 11, 2008