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This was originally a new wave song by Joe Jackson
on his 1979 Look Sharp!
debut Album. Thrash metal band Anthrax's metallic cover of this became their biggest hit at the time in the UK beating the #20 placement of "I'm Your Man." Six months later it was usurped by the #14 charting of "Bring The Noise," their collaboration with Public Enemy's Chuck D.
The song is about the way so many of us are caught up in a desperate rush to get things done and how time so often seems to be against us.
John Lee Hooker
Into the vaults for Bruce Pollock's 1984 conversation with the esteemed Bluesman. Hooker talks about transforming a Tony Bennett classic and why you don't have to be sad and lonely to write The Blues.
One of the most popular classical vocalists in the land is lining up a trip to space, which is the inspiration for many of her songs.
John Doe of X
With his X-wife Exene, John fronts the band X and writes their songs.