When your whole life is spent working on bleak off-world colonies you don’t come across much groovy, upbeat disco, jazz or funk. However, unexpected music has a way of reaching the far-flung reaches of galaxies.
After the death of her husband, Alice Coltrane turned to Vedanta, a Hindu philosophy, to help overcome the grief. The result was a series of spiritual cassettes that have a profound impact on the soul. [Read more…]
“Greetings Earthlings” are the first words spoken by the duo on their 1996 sophomore album, ATLiens. This followed their debut album and award speech proclamation “South got something to say!” inspired by the New York crowd booing a Southern act for winning Best New Artist. The stakes were raised, and a spotlight was on every move they made. The result was a classic album confirming Outkast could follow-up their talk to all the mere earthlings. Reminds me of myself.