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Slammed-door farces are delightful opportunities to unhinge us with laughter.
Ticklish time travel
| October 07, 2011
Review: Rock Band 3
Adding a keyboard to Rock Band 3 was the most logical move for Harmonix.
Keys open doors
| November 12, 2010
Darker My Love | Alive as You Are
This makes it six years since Darker My Love got their psychedelic labors under way, and it still seems unusual that guitarist/singer Tim Presley is the same Tim Presley of long-defunct hardcore agitators the Nerve Agents.
| August 13, 2010
Review: When You’re Strange
If you’re a Doors fan, your inner Jim Morrison will be stoked by the vast archival footage in When You’re Strange .
Doesn’t open any new Doors
| April 09, 2010
Interview: Ray Manzarek of the Doors
It’s been nearly 40 years since the death of Jim Morrison, but the surviving members of the Doors, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and percussionist John Densmore have kept soldiering on, playing in various reformations of the ground-br
The return of the Lizard King, sort of
| April 09, 2010
The Doors | Live in New York
In 1970, Doors producer Paul Rothchild assembled a tight “live set” out of a bunch of different concert recordings from the band’s 1969/early-1970 shows and Elektra released it as the Absolutely Live LP.
| December 11, 2009
White Denim | Fits
Even more than on last year’s auspicious digital-only Exposion , Austin’s White Denim stomp down the fine line between fertile versatility and iffy uncertainty. More often than not on Fits , this works out awesome.
| October 23, 2009
Will Harvard drop acid again?
In a moment of delightful whimsy in the annals of drug history, Albert Hofmann, after purposely ingesting LSD for the first time, rode his bicycle home and experienced all manner of beatific and hellish visions.
Psychedelic research returns to Crimsonland
| May 28, 2008
Pleasures still unknown
Ian Curtis (Sam Riley) of the Manchester band Joy Division wrote songs that evoke, with incantatory inevitability, terror, delight, and ecstasy.
Conventions take Control of Ian Curtis
| October 24, 2007
Lesser doesn’t mean loser
I have to complain that by literally writing off candidates such as Dennis Kucinich — candidates who actually stand for something besides a vague sound bite.
Letters to the Boston editor: August 31, 2007
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| August 29, 2007
They wanted to see his cock. But as shit-faced drunk as he was, Jim Morrison had learned his lesson.
Rhino resurrects the Doors’ Live in Boston 1970
| August 14, 2007
The trick with Switzerland’s Young Gods has always been to see past the mechanized or “industrial” elements of their sound.
The cosmic rock of Young Gods
| April 23, 2007
Grand choral works
The traditional Roman Catholic liturgical text for a requiem mass is a prayer for the dead, evoking horrors of the last judgment.
Johannes Brahms’s A German Requiem and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana
| March 28, 2007
“If you want to know all about Andy Warhol,” Andy Warhol is quoted on the US Post Office stamp commemorating him in 2002, “just look at the surface: of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There’s nothing behind it.” Wasted again: Factory Gi
Images of Andy on the big screen
| February 07, 2007
Between Heaven and Earth
When it comes to Jim Morrison and the Doors, the image factory went out of business a long time ago.
The twisted legacy of the Doors
| December 13, 2006
This article originally appeared in the August 26, 1994 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
An essay on the older
| November 16, 2006
This article originally appeared in the August 26, 1994 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Natural Born Killers is Oliver Stone's comic debut
| August 10, 2006
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