These days, reggae evokes images of hippies, dreadlocks, good ganja and good vibes, but the genre, which developed from ska, mento and R&B music in the 1960s, wasn't always a college dorm room staple. Maybe it was Eric Clapton's 1974 cover of Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff" that helped white p ... More >>
OC ska semi-legends return for the farewell show they never had
The Fall: Lawrence's—and John Peel's—favorite band. In this week’s Sprawl of Sound, I feature KCRW DJ/librarian Eric J. Lawrence. As is often the case, there was not enough space in the print version of the paper to run the entire interview. However, I think that this one is interesting enoug ... More >>
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