Tag: The Back Pages

Why Aren’t You Listening to Ringo Starr’s Country Album from 1970?

The most slept-on Beatles solo album was also one of the first—and likely the most off-the-cuff, too.

The Back Pages: Jim Jarmusch’s “Down by Law”

While it doesn’t enjoy the reputation of its two predecessors—”Permanent Vacation” and “Stranger Than Paradise”—the director’s third film offers pleasures that are uniquely its own.

The Back Pages: Tom Tykwer and The Wachowskis’ “Cloud Atlas”

The 2012 film adaptation of David Mitchell’s grand story has its share of flaws, but it exceeds Mitchell’s work in the novel’s grandest ambition: being a moral work of art.

The Back Pages: Sean Nicholas Savage, “Mutual Feelings of Respect and Admiration” (2010)

Lo-fi crooner disco isn’t exactly a genre with clear lines of intent and seriousness, but looking back at one (the only?) key example shows that nothing ever sounded so sincere.

The Back Pages: Tom Verlaine, “Dreamtime” (1981)

Are you using the solo work of broken-up band members as a rebound? Sometimes, maybe, but take note, Television fans: for a brief moment in 1981, that wasn’t the case.

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