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Noteworthy Photography

  • Burning Flags Press
    The website of Glen E. Friedman. Renowned for both his work with musicians like Fugazi, Minor Threat, Public Enemy, the Beastie Boys, Slayer (and many, many more) as well as his groundbreaking documentation of the burgeoning skateboard phenomenon in the late `70's, Glen has been privvy to (and has summarily captured on film) some of the coolest stuff ever. He's also an incredibly insightful and nice guy to boot.
  • SoHo Blues - Photography by Allan Tannenbaum
    Allan Tannenbaum is a local photographer who has been everywhere and shot everything, from members of Blondie hanging out at the Mudd Club through the collapsing towers of the World Trade Center on September 11th. You could spend hours on this site, and I have.
  • Robert Otter Photographs
    Amazing vintage photographs of New York City, specifically my own neighborhood, Greenwich Village.
  • oboylephoto
    Just some intensely cool photographs of abandoned places.
  • Rikki Ercoli's Legends of Punk
    Much like Glen E. Friedman (see above), Rikki Ercoli has managed to catch some amazing bands in their manic element.
  • Lost & Found Film
    A fascinating website devoted to undeveloped film found in vintage camers. A curious mixture of interesting and spooky.
  • Pinhole Photography by Veronica Saddler
    NYC landmarks shot through a pinhole lens. Neat-o.
  • Eugene Merinov
    Compelling shots of Punk, Post-Punk and New Wave band performing live in various long-lost venues in a pre-sanitized New York City. Great stuff!
  • Edward Colver

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April 16, 2014

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Makeout

One word- Romeo Void.

URLBrenner

Favorite sax song? That's easy…

"New York's Alright…If You Like Saxophones' by Fear

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q_odSgDQeE

Ian

Can't you hear me knocking...the rolling stones. FTW.

I can only guess courney made the comment after being stuck With gerry rafferty's Baker Street on repeat.

Geoff O'Donoghue

Glad to see that you included 'A Night Like This' by The Cure in your article. That's a great song and the sax solo makes it sublime.
You asked about favourite sax solos but I'd like to nominate some tracks where the sax is part of the whole musical mix:
King Crimson's '21st Century Schizoid Man' incorporates some excellent sax as does The Psychedelic Furs' 'Dumb Waiters' and 'Heartbeat'. Notable mention goes to the minimal but essential sax passages in The Stranglers' 'Grip'.
Solo sax favourites are Living Colour's 'Levi's Is Dead' and Jethro Tull's 'Too Old To Rock'n'Roll, Too Young To Die'.
It's not my favourite instrument but the saxophone definitely belongs in rock music.

Jeff Jotz

This lifelong Jerseyan has never been a fan of Bruce Springsteen, but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate a some good sax.
I saw the 1960s garage rockers The Sonics @ the Warsaw last year and those septuagenarians from Seattle brought the house down. And the saxophone was key to the show.

Chung Wong

Sonny Rollins on Waiting for A Friend...Clarence Clemons on Springsteen's Jungleland as well as Meeting Across the River...Young Americans (Bowie)...Us and Them (Pink Floyd)...but frankly, the best sax soloists were not really promoted by rock n roll folks...players like Big Jay McNeely. We'd be remiss if not noting how the industry back then didn't like to promote bands that were racially mixed...the Born To Run cover was rare and with Bruce Springsteen standing on a crate to look taller.

James C. Taylor

I too have often lamented the demise of the sax solo, which over the last twenty years or so seems to have drifted – along with the backing singers – out of pop music, perhaps never to return.

Clarence Clemons' sax solo on Jungleland is arguable the greatest moment on arguably one of the greatest albums.

@Chung Wong: Meeting Across The River features only trumpet (played by Randy Brecker).

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Steely Dan?

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