Tony Rettman is a freelance music journalist whose work has appeared in The Village Voice, Vice, Philadelphia Weekly, Cleveland Scene, Arthur, Swindle, Signal to Noise, Mean and Thrasher. In 2010, Revelation Records Publishing released his first book, Why Be Something That You’re Not: Detroit Hardcore 1979-1985. Rettman is currently working on his second book; an oral history of the New York Hardcore Punk scene.
The Story of the Grateful Dead’s Uncharacteristic ‘From the Mars Hotel’
The Grateful Dead released their seventh studio album on June 27, 1974.
40 Years Ago: Gentle Giant Release ‘The Power And The Glory’
Gentle Giant's second album after Phil Shulman's departure,' The Power and the Glory,' dealt the corrupting influence of money.
40 Years Ago: Buffalo Release ‘Only Want You For Your Body’
The down-and-dirty Australian cult band released their third album in June 1974.
Revisiting Mick Jagger’s ‘State of Shock’ Collaboration With Michael Jackson
'State of Shock' would become the Stones frontman's highest-ever charting solo song.
40 Years Ago: The Allman Brothers Band Release ‘Brothers and Sisters’
To say the Allman Brothers Band were up against a wall in the fall of 1972 would be something of an understatement. Just a year before, they had lost guitarist and co-founder Duane Allman in a motorcycle accident. In November 1972, during the recording of their fifth album, ‘Brothers and Sisters,’ t…