SOUND OPINIONS WEEKLY RUNDOWN, 10/27/2017, SO_102717
The fun of Halloween is getting to be somebody else for the night. This week, Jim and Greg share their favorite examples of musical costumes, where an artist takes on a fake name to play in a different style. Plus, tributes to New Orleans piano legend Fats Domino and Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie.
Fats Domino, the rock ‘n’ roll pioneer behind hits like “Blueberry Hill” and “Walkin’ to New Orleans,” died on October 24th. Jim and Greg discuss the New Orleans piano legend’s contributions.
The fun of Halloween is getting to be somebody else for the night. And sometimes, musicians like to try on a costume, too. Jim and Greg discuss their favorite examples of musical costumes – when an artist assumes an alter ego to play in an uncharacteristic style. Musicians discussed include Prince, Paul McCartney, and Sonic Youth.
Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, died on October 17th at age 53. Although the band never broke big in the US, they are national icons in their native Canada. Toronto Star music critic Ben Rayner discusses Gord Downie’s importance to Canadian culture.
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