Original versions (& GD covers) of songs written and/or first recorded by black artists.
The Grateful Dead covered dozens of songs written or first recorded by black artists. They include highly recognizable musicians like Chuck Berry, Howlin' Wolf, Lightnin' Hopkins, Muddy Waters and Otis Redding and songs like Dancing in the Street, Good Lovin', Johnny B. Goode, Little Red Rooster, In the Midnight Hour and Turn on Your Lovelight. The Dead played some of these songs only once, others hundreds of times.
What happens when an industrial Krautrock band gets mixed up with the radical Red Army Faction in 1970's Berlin? Find out on this special expanded edition of Words & Pictures' Winter Membership Drive special.
Joining us in the studio is Courtney Taylor-Taylor, co-founder and frontman for protean Portland band The Dandy Warhols. Courtney has teamed with chamelonic artist Jim Rugg and actor/musician/historian Donovan Leitch to craft the new graphic novel One Model Nation, set in an alternative version of Berlin where the burgeoning era of glam, noise, and punk meets the explosive anarchy of the Baader-Meinhof gang.
As part of KBOO's Winter Membership Drive, limited copies of the One Model Nation hardcover will be available as thank-you gifts for your $60 pledge of support. Also available at the $60 membership level will be the One Model Nation companion CD Totalwerks Vol. I (1969-1977).
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One Model Nation hardcover Titan Books BK ONEMODEL
Totalwerks Vol. I (1969-1977) The End Records CD ONEMODE
Industrial rock meets radical politics in Courtney Taylor-Taylor's debut graphic novel
Courtney Taylor-Taylor on Words & Pictures
What happens when an industrial Krautrock band gets mixed up with the radical Red Army Faction in 1970's Berlin? Find out this Thursday morning on a special membership drive edition of Words & Pictures.