Cracked Archive - Music

Jimi Hendrix's 'Purple Haze' Is About Aliens, Not Drugs
Jimi Hendrix's 'Purple Haze' Is About Aliens, Not Drugs

Jimi Hendrix was a rock god. He was also a quiet, shy, science fiction-loving nerd.

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23 Criminally Underrated Albums You Should Listen To Right Now
23 Criminally Underrated Albums You Should Listen To Right Now

Bands have recorded enough good stuff to entertain you all day, every day -- but no one's ever played it for you.

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20 Classic Guilty Pleasure Songs By Artists You Otherwise Can't Stand
20 Classic Guilty Pleasure Songs By Artists You Otherwise Can't Stand

Musicians you'd otherwise refuse to share an airplane with put out one song that you just can't help liking.

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The Beatles' Forgotten Punk Rock Origin Story
The Beatles' Forgotten Punk Rock Origin Story

It's been a hard day's night and I've been working like a meth head.

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Why Was The 90s So Obsessed With Swing?
Why Was The 90s So Obsessed With Swing?

Right between grunge and nu-metal, there was a time when swing swung in.

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Celebrated Composer Hans Zimmer Now Apparently Makes Ringtones, Likely Delighting Telemarketers
Celebrated Composer Hans Zimmer Now Apparently Makes Ringtones, Likely Delighting Telemarketers

“Zimmer’s simple yet epic notes [to] inspire optimism and joy with every alert" – apparently, even when you see you've missed four calls from your mom.

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The Wiggles Were '80s Rock Gods?!
The Wiggles Were '80s Rock Gods?!

They were kind of like Hall and Oates if they had a breakdown and pivoted to Nick, Jr.

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It Turns Out We’re Right to Judge People By Their Taste in Music
It Turns Out We’re Right to Judge People By Their Taste in Music

The kind of music we like is actually a pretty reliable reflection of how we think, feel, and our personalities -- and sometimes a strong influence over it.

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6 Shallow Songs That Are Surprisingly Smartly Put Together
6 Shallow Songs That Are Surprisingly Smartly Put Together

Just cause it's easy on the ears, doesn't mean it was easy to make.

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Do You Like Sax Music? Bigfoot Sure Does
Do You Like Sax Music? Bigfoot Sure Does

Let the Saxsquatch abduct you with his mellow sax grooves.

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Uh ... The Beatles Concerts Were Pretty Terrible
Uh ... The Beatles Concerts Were Pretty Terrible

I want to hold your ha--I SAID I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND!

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8 Rock Star Tour Requests That Are A Recipe For Madness
8 Rock Star Tour Requests That Are A Recipe For Madness

The amazing thing about being an ultra-celebrity is the ability to make stupid demands and have them met with fawning acquiescence.

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Music Mystery: Paul Simon's Kid-Friendly Song ... Is About Abuse?
Music Mystery: Paul Simon's Kid-Friendly Song ... Is About Abuse?

It really gives a whole new meaning to the term 'radical priest.'

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Music Mystery - No One Knows How Old Mariah Carey Is
Music Mystery - No One Knows How Old Mariah Carey Is

This stuff goes all the way to the Library of Congress.

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