Ken Richardson

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Ken Richardson Posted: Apr 03, 2008 0 comments

Nat Hentoff has just celebrated 50 years of writing about civil rights for The Village Voice. We at S&V would like to point out that, in February 1958, Hentoff was also a contributing editor to this magazine's earliest progenitor, HiFi & Music Review.

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Ken Richardson Posted: Mar 31, 2011 0 comments


(Photo by David M. Bennett)

Couldn't resist sharing this photo with everyone.

It's Thom indeed, hawking The Universal Sigh in England.

Ken Richardson Posted: Jul 17, 2001 0 comments

In the same way that the Warner Music Group is spearheading DVD-Audio, Sony Music is leading the charge for Super Audio CD - though that's a little difficult to tell from Sony's first batch of surround SACDs, which number exactly two.

Ken Richardson Posted: Dec 14, 2005 0 comments

It's been nearly two years since the Janet Jackson Offense at the Super Bowl, so the music industry must be chaste by now. Not exactly! Check out THE LOVEMAKERS, who make rock/electronic dance music with "sexually charged fury," says the bio for their CD, Times of Romance.

Ken Richardson Posted: Nov 12, 2009 0 comments

It was clear that The Beatles: Rock Band had fully captivated the imagination of my son Paul when - after hours and hours of playing the new videogame - we all needed to actually take a break and get something to eat.

Heading out the door, I said, "I'll drive."

"No, I'll drive," said Paul, walking over to his car instead.

Ken Richardson Posted: Jul 05, 2006 0 comments

The Velvet Underground: "one of the most unique bands of the 1960s." Syd Barrett: "one of the most unique talents to surface from the 1960s underground music scene." Kate Bush: "one of the most unique artists in British musical history." Queen: "perhaps the most unique band in the history of rock music." Such is the slant of your opening line of narration

Ken Richardson Posted: Nov 06, 2005 0 comments

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Ken Richardson Posted: Feb 12, 2007 0 comments

Sure, satellite radio is great. But for many listeners, there are still times when they want to come back to earth, so to speak. For those listeners and those times, Cambridge SoundWorks offers a new line of high-performance radios, including this trio of terrestrials.

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Ken Richardson Posted: May 07, 2013 0 comments

Natalie Maines: Mother

New release (Columbia; tour dates with Dixie Chicks)
Photo by Danny Clinch  © Columbia

“Lots of albums by lead singers might just as well have been made by the band, but I think this is very different from anything the Dixie Chicks could make.” So says Natalie Maines about her debut solo album. It’s “a new direction,” her press release underscores. Most common translation I’ve seen to date: It’s “a rock album.”

Ken Richardson Posted: Jul 04, 2007 0 comments


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