Creem, Americas Only Rock n Roll Magazine, was a monthly rock n roll publication first published in March 1969 by Barry Kramer and founding editor Tony Reay. It suspended production in 1989 but received a short-lived renaissance in the early 1990s as a glossy tabloid, Lester Bangs, often cited as Americas Greatest Rock Critic, became editor in 1971. The term punk rock was coined by the magazine in May 1971, in the winter of 1969, Barry Kramer owned the Detroit record store Full Circle as well as Mixed Media, a head shop/bookstore and was an unsuccessful concert promoter and band manager. In a fit of pique at the alternative paper rejecting his concert review. Tony Reay, a clerk at the store, became the first editor, naming the publication after his favorite band. Charlie Auringer became the editor and designer, and Dave Marsh joined soon after at age 19. The first issue was distributed only in Detroit as a tabloid-sized newspaper, a deal was struck with a distributor, but many copies were ordered by porn shops who were confused by the faintly suggestive title, who displayed it next to the similarly sized Screw magazine.
Richard Siegel became circulation director and within two years CREEM had become a color magazine, sized for newsstand distribution, and secured a national distribution deal. The original offices were at 3729 Cass Avenue in Detroit for the first two years, an armed robbery of the offices convinced Kramer to move the operation to a 120-acre farm in Walled Lake, Michigan at 13 Mile and Haggerty Road. Just before the move, Lester Bangs was hired, originally to write a feature on Alice Cooper and he had been fired from rival music magazine Rolling Stone by publisher Jann Wenner for disrespecting musicians after a particularly harsh review of the group Canned Heat. Bangs fell in love with Detroit, calling it rocks only hope, many of the staff members lived in the Walled Lake farmhouse, with occasional physical altercations between writers. Marsh had objected to Bangs poorly housebroken dog, and placed the dogs dung on Bangs typewriter and this resulted in a fistfight that gave Marsh a gash on his head.
Eventually, the magazine was successful enough to move to professional offices in downtown Birmingham. After becoming editor in 1971, Bangs left the magazine in 1976, on January 29,1981, Kramer died of an overdose of nitrous oxide, and Bangs died a year on April 30,1982 in New York City of an accidental Darvon overdose. The magazine became famous for its comical photo captions, which poked fun at rock stars, the industry, CREEM picked up on punk rock and new wave movements early on. CREEM gave massive exposure to artists like Lou Reed, David Bowie, Roxy Music, Blondie, in the 1980s, it led the pack on coverage of such upcoming rock icons as R. E. M. The Replacements, The Smiths, The Go-Gos and The Cure and it was among the first to sing the praises of metal acts like Motörhead, Judas Priest, and Van Halen. Melvins guitarist Roger Buzz Osborne taught Kurt Cobain about punk by loaning him records, Alice Cooper referenced the magazine in his song Detroit City – But the Riff kept a Rockin, the Creem kept a-talkin, and the streets still smokin today
Jeffrey Morgan (writer)
Jeffrey Morgan is a Canadian writer and editor who is best known for being the authorized biographer of both Alice Cooper and Iggy Pop and The Stooges. Morgan became the de facto Canadian editor of music magazine Creem after he was recruited by its editor, Lester Bangs. Morgans first published review, of David Bowies 1965 Pye Records single Cant Help Thinking About Me, was published in the August 1975 issue. Morgans writing went on to appear in issue of Creem until the magazines demise in November 1988. While attending York, Morgan studied electronic music with James Tenney, during this time, Morgan was the host of The Air Pirates Show on Yorks campus radio station CHRY-FM. From 1975 to 1978, Morgan was the editor of a free monthly Canadian rock magazine initially titled Cheap Thrills StageLife and finally Roxy. In addition to editing the magazine, Morgan wrote for it extensively both under his own name and that of the more vociferous alter ego he created in April 1975, Machine Rock. Six months later, Tee Vee Records in Canada released an album titled Machine Rock,23 Original Hits.
Ballard and Cohl briefly considered suing Tee Vee for damages until they found out that Morgan had not registered his alias as a trademark. During this period, Morgan was the staff copywriter for CBS Records Canada, after reading them, Boyd demanded that Morgans notes be deleted before the album was released, You cant print this. He makes me sound like a rock star, in 1977, Morgans poetry was published in Rolling Stone magazine and Bakka magazine. In the late 1970s, Morgan was asked by Robert Christgau to participate in The Village Voices annual Pazz & Jop critics poll, in 1986, Christgau noted how Morgan skewed the black caucus vote by casting 30 points for James Browns album Gravity. During the 1980s, Morgan was a writer for Wayne Greens magazine Digital Audio. In 1986, several of his reviews were reprinted in Digital Audios Guide To Compact Discs which was published by Bantam Books, during the mid-1980s, Morgan was the host of The Machine Rock Show on the Rogers Television community channel in Toronto.
During the late 1980s, Morgan was the host of The Air Pirates Show on Ryerson Universitys campus radio station CKLN-FM. During the 1990s, Morgan wrote reviews and biographies for LAUNCH Media, including a review of Diamanda Galás on her Malediction & Prayer tour. In 1992, Morgan was asked by Rob Bowman to name the Lou Reed anthology that he was assembling with Reed for RCA Records, Morgan named the three disc box set Between Thought and Expression, after his favorite Velvet Underground song Some Kinda Love. In return, Bowman thanked Morgan in his liner notes to the anthology
A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performers music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has many roles during the recording process, the roles of a producer vary. The producer may perform these roles himself, or help select the engineer, the producer may pay session musicians and engineers and ensure that the entire project is completed within the record companies budget. A record producer or music producer has a broad role in overseeing and managing the recording. Producers often take on an entrepreneurial role, with responsibility for the budget, contracts. In the 2010s, the industry has two kinds of producers with different roles, executive producer and music producer. Executive producers oversee project finances while music producers oversee the process of recording songs or albums. In most cases the producer is a competent arranger, composer. The producer will liaise with the engineer who concentrates on the technical aspects of recording.
Noted producer Phil Ek described his role as the person who creatively guides or directs the process of making a record, indeed, in Bollywood music, the designation actually is music director. The music producers job is to create and mold a piece of music, at the beginning of record industry, producer role was technically limited to record, in one shot, artists performing live. The role of producers changed progressively over the 1950s and 1960s due to technological developments, the development of multitrack recording caused a major change in the recording process. Before multitracking, all the elements of a song had to be performed simultaneously, all of these singers and musicians had to be assembled in a large studio and the performance had to be recorded. As well, for a song that used 20 instruments, it was no longer necessary to get all the players in the studio at the same time. Examples include the rock sound effects of the 1960s, e. g. playing back the sound of recorded instruments backwards or clanging the tape to produce unique sound effects.
These new instruments were electric or electronic, and thus they used instrument amplifiers, new technologies like multitracking changed the goal of recording, A producer could blend together multiple takes and edit together different sections to create the desired sound. For example, in jazz fusion Bandleader-composer Miles Davis album Bitches Brew, producers like Phil Spector and George Martin were soon creating recordings that were, in practical terms, almost impossible to realise in live performance. Producers became creative figures in the studio, other examples of such engineers includes Joe Meek, Teo Macero, Brian Wilson, and Biddu
Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI is an English musician, record producer, singer and visual artist. He is best known for his work in rock, pop. He has been described as one of musics most influential. Born in Suffolk, Eno studied painting and experimental music at art school in the late 1960s before joining glam rock group Roxy Music as synthesizer player in 1971. He took part in frequent collaborations with such as Robert Fripp, David Bowie on his Berlin Trilogy. In subsequent decades, Eno continued to record albums and produce for other artists, including U2, Laurie Anderson, Grace Jones. He continues to release music and write, the unusual surname Eno, long established in Suffolk, derives from the French Huguenot surname Hennot. Maria had already had a daughter, and together William and Maria would have two children and Arlette. In school, Eno used a tape recorder as an instrument and experimented with his first, sometimes improvisational. From that collaboration, he involved in Cornelius Cardews Scratch Orchestra.
The first released recording in which Eno played is the Deutsche Grammophon edition of Cardews The Great Learning, Another early recording was the Berlin Horse soundtrack, by Malcom Le Grice, a nine-minute,2 ×16 mm-double-projection, released in 1970 and presented in 1971. He progressed to appearing on stage as a member of the group. He quit the band on completing the tour for the bands second album, For Your Pleasure, because of disagreements with lead singer Bryan Ferry. If Id walked ten yards further on the platform, or missed that train, or been in the next carriage, during his period with Roxy Music, and for his first three solo albums, he was credited on records only as Eno. Eno embarked on a career almost immediately. Between 1973 and 1977 he created four albums of electronically inflected art pop, Here Come the Warm Jets, Taking Tiger Mountain, Another Green World, and Before and After Science. Tiger Mountain contains the galloping Third Uncle, one of Enos best-known songs and these four albums were remastered and reissued in 2004 by Virgins Astralwerks label.
Due to Enos decision not to add any extra tracks of the original material, in 1972, Eno and Robert Fripp developed the Frippertronics tape delay system, a year later, the pair released the proto-ambient album
Eye Weekly was a free weekly newspaper published in Toronto, Canada. It was owned by Torstar, the parent company of the Toronto Star, the following week, Torstar launched a successor publication, The Grid. Eye Weekly began publishing on October 10,1991, the content was first posted online via Usenet in March 1994, and its website launched in October 1994, becoming one of the first publications to put its content online. It had a circulation of 120,000 copies, as of a 2005-2007 report. However, total readership began to decline in 2003, the founding managing editor was offbeat Toronto Star writer William Burrill. Burrill was replaced in 1993 by Bill Reynolds, previously the music editor, catherine Tunnacliffe was named managing editor, and was promoted to the position of publisher in 2005, former intern/music editor Stuart Berman was promoted to the senior editor position. However, following the hiring of former Eye Society columnist Alan Vernon to the newly created editorial director position, Tunnacliffe left in 2006 to work for the parent company.
In late 2008, Berman moved to the new online editor position to oversee the eyeweekly. com website, in its short time, the publication boasted three distinct logos. While the publication was referred to as EYE WEEKLY, logos have displayed names such as eYe WEEKLY. The publications final logo was displayed as EYE WEEKLY. J. OConnor, Gord Perks, Bradley Reinhardt, Damian Rogers, Stuart Ross, John Sewell, Phoebe Smith, Vern Smith, Kamal Al-Solaylee, Hannah Sung, Marc Weisblott, and Carlyn Zwarenstein
Album, is a collection of audio recordings issued as a single item on CD, audio tape, or another medium. Albums of recorded music were developed in the early 20th century, first as books of individual 78rpm records, vinyl LPs are still issued, though in the 21st century album sales have mostly focused on compact disc and MP3 formats. The audio cassette was a format used from the late 1970s through to the 1990s alongside vinyl, an album may be recorded in a recording studio, in a concert venue, at home, in the field, or a mix of places. Recording may take a few hours to years to complete, usually in several takes with different parts recorded separately. Recordings that are done in one take without overdubbing are termed live, the majority of studio recordings contain an abundance of editing, sound effects, voice adjustments, etc. With modern recording technology, musicians can be recorded in separate rooms or at times while listening to the other parts using headphones. Album covers and liner notes are used, and sometimes additional information is provided, such as analysis of the recording, the term album was applied to a collection of various items housed in a book format.
In musical usage the word was used for collections of pieces of printed music from the early nineteenth century. Later, collections of related 78rpm records were bundled in book-like albums, the LP record, or 33 1⁄3 rpm microgroove vinyl record, is a gramophone record format introduced by Columbia Records in 1948. It was adopted by the industry as a standard format for the album. Apart from relatively minor refinements and the important addition of stereophonic sound capability, the term album had been carried forward from the early nineteenth century when it had been used for collections of short pieces of music. Later, collections of related 78rpm records were bundled in book-like albums, as part of a trend of shifting sales in the music industry, some commenters have declared that the early 21st century experienced the death of the album. Sometimes shorter albums are referred to as mini-albums or EPs, Albums such as Tubular Bells, Hergest Ridge by Mike Oldfield, and Yess Close to the Edge, include fewer than four tracks.
There are no rules against artists such as Pinhead Gunpowder referring to their own releases under thirty minutes as albums. These are known as box sets, material is stored on an album in sections termed tracks, normally 11 or 12 tracks. A music track is a song or instrumental recording. The term is associated with popular music where separate tracks are known as album tracks. When vinyl records were the medium for audio recordings a track could be identified visually from the grooves
Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. With a population of 2,731,571, it is the fourth most populous city in North America after Mexico City, New York City, and Los Angeles. A global city, Toronto is a centre of business, finance and culture. Aboriginal peoples have inhabited the area now known as Toronto for thousands of years, the city itself is situated on the southern terminus of an ancient Aboriginal trail leading north to Lake Simcoe, used by the Wyandot and the Mississauga. Permanent European settlement began in the 1790s, after the broadly disputed Toronto Purchase of 1787, the British established the town of York, and designated it as the capital of Upper Canada. During the War of 1812, the town was the site of the Battle of York, York was renamed and incorporated as the city of Toronto in 1834, and became the capital of the province of Ontario during the Canadian Confederation in 1867. The city proper has since expanded past its original borders through amalgamation with surrounding municipalities at various times in its history to its current area of 630.2 km2.
While the majority of Torontonians speak English as their primary language, Toronto is a prominent centre for music, motion picture production, and television production, and is home to the headquarters of Canadas major national broadcast networks and media outlets. Toronto is known for its skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere. The name Toronto is likely derived from the Iroquois word tkaronto and this refers to the northern end of what is now Lake Simcoe, where the Huron had planted tree saplings to corral fish. A portage route from Lake Ontario to Lake Huron running through this point, in the 1660s, the Iroquois established two villages within what is today Toronto, Ganatsekwyagon on the banks of the Rouge River and Teiaiagonon the banks of the Humber River. By 1701, the Mississauga had displaced the Iroquois, who abandoned the Toronto area at the end of the Beaver Wars, French traders founded Fort Rouillé on the current Exhibition grounds in 1750, but abandoned it in 1759.
During the American Revolutionary War, the region saw an influx of British settlers as United Empire Loyalists fled for the British-controlled lands north of Lake Ontario, the new province of Upper Canada was in the process of creation and needed a capital. Dorchester intended the location to be named Toronto, in 1793, Governor John Graves Simcoe established the town of York on the Toronto Purchase lands, instead naming it after Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany. Simcoe decided to move the Upper Canada capital from Newark to York, the York garrison was constructed at the entrance of the towns natural harbour, sheltered by a long sandbar peninsula. The towns settlement formed at the end of the harbour behind the peninsula, near the present-day intersection of Parliament Street. In 1813, as part of the War of 1812, the Battle of York ended in the towns capture, the surrender of the town was negotiated by John Strachan. US soldiers destroyed much of the garrison and set fire to the parliament buildings during their five-day occupation, the sacking of York was a primary motivation for the Burning of Washington by British troops in the war
Fucked Up is a Canadian hardcore punk band from Toronto, Ontario. The band won the 2009 Polaris Music Prize for the album The Chemistry of Common Life, the band formed and played their first shows in early 2001. The initial practicing lineup consisted of 10,000 Marbles, Concentration Camp, Mustard Gas, just prior to recording their demo tape, Concentration Camp concentrated on guitar duties and vocal duties were taken over from Colohan by Pink Eyes. Drums are played by Mr. Jo, following the release of the demo, the band embarked on a long series of 7 records. The band released the No Pasaran 7 in May 2002, the Police 7 was released on March 2003, quickly followed the Baiting the Public 7 in May 2003. Two more 7s followed in 2004, the Dance of Death single, the vinyl releases to this point were collected on 2004s Epics in Minutes CD. The band was the subject of a two-minute 16 mm film showing its links to the Toronto hardcore scene, the Looking for Gold 12 contained no liner notes or credits, no song titles, and a hidden track.
It was self-released by the band in 2004 in two limited runs of 300 and 400 copies, the title track was 16 minutes long, used 18 guitar tracks, had a three-minute drum solo and contained 5 minutes of whistling. In the summer of 2004 the band released the Generation 7 and 12 eps, after touring for most of 2005 the band took on David Eliade as a quasi-full-time manager/promoter. In early 2006 Eliade began shopping demos of songs from the planned Hidden World album to labels, Jade Tree is distributed by Touch & Go which in turn has a distribution agreement with ADA. Jade Tree licensed the vinyl version to Deranged Records, which released it as an album in November 2006. Several other records, such as Year of the Dog 12 were released, before the band went on the European tour, visiting England and Spain, January 16,2007 marked the bands live television debut on MTV Live, where they were introduced as Effed Up. During their performance of their song Baiting The Public, the majority of the audience were moshing and causing damage to the set and this performance sparked controversy and resulted in MTV Canada banning moshing from future MTV Live performances.
On October 9,2008 the band returned to MTV Live, once again, the band caused a large amount of damage, destroying the ceiling, spray painting walls and knocking over amps and a motorcycle which was brought into the washroom as a prop. Fans, who were told beforehand to stay out of the washroom and to watch from outside the door, rushed the doors, on October 10 Abraham blogged about the performance on the MTV Live website, saying the bathroom performance was f**king out of control terrifying. In November 2007, the played a show in New York that was filmed for the movie Burn. The performance was reviewed in the New York Times, although the Times chose not to print the bands name. The band signed to Matador Records in Spring of 2008 and that summer, Matador reissued the Year Of The Pig 12 single