Why I hate the term “Guilty Pleasure”

Just a short rant for today: I hate the concept of “Guilty Pleasures”. Our local rock radio, CHOM-FM, has a feature where they’ll play a “Guilty Pleasure” song every day,…

Is this the worst cover art ever for a rerelease of a classic album?

I found this abomination at a local HMV store. Apart from the fact that 5 bucks is a sweet deal for one of the best rock albums of all time,…

When did Billy Squier’s The Stroke come back in style?

Back in my formative years (aka the 80’s), I devoured music videos on Much Music (Canada’s MTV) and Musique Plus (French Canadian Much Music). 1983-86 were like the Gold Rush.…

When did metal stop being dangerous?

  I found this item passing by H & M today. When I was a teenager, I was a rebel for listening to Iron Maiden: that was the devil’s music.…

Should we judge the musician when we judge the music?

Popular music has often turned ordinary musicians into gods. Rock in particular thrives on larger than life characters. But just because the music they create is stellar does not mean…

The evolution of rock audiences

On the same subject, is it just me or have the metal horns lost all their meaning? People are using them way too freely these days.