The Wall Goes On

Earlier this week, a group of artists calling themselves Prague Services, painted over the Lennon Wall – one of Prague’s popular tourist attractions. They covered the usual gaudy slogans and murals with white, except for one stencilled statement: The Wall is Over. Three days later and the Wall is more or less back on. The various… Read more »

Whither the Concept Album?

Standard rock history has a straightforward answer to this question. The bloated pretentious self-important form was bludgeoned to death by the primitivism of punks, who later pogoed on its grave. Except the concept album never really went away. Perhaps the more excessive examples from the seventies disappeared, but after the punks went home, thematically linked high-minded… Read more »