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Hole’s ‘Live Through This’: Read SPIN’s 1994 Review

In the opening scene of Sid and Nancy, as Sid Vicious is led away by the cops and Nancy Spungen is carried away in a…
Charles Aaron / April 11, 2014

The Notorious B.I.G.: SPIN’s ’97 Artist of the Year

One thing you learn early on, whether you’re a li’l ghetto boy or a spice girl, is that pop music, like life, is often beyond…
Charles Aaron / February 11, 2014

The Art of Hustle: Pounding the Pavement With Uncrowned, Rock’s Hungriest Unsigned Band

If you were to imagine the soundtrack for the death of the record industry, you couldn't do better than an acoustic version of "Iko Iko"…
Charles Aaron / February 11, 2014

What the White Boy Means When He Says Yo

In July of 1998, the future of youth culture was chillin’ in the parking lot of a hip-hop concert in suburban New Jersey. Smokin’ Grooves,…
Charles Aaron / February 11, 2014

Rap-Rock: From ‘Punk Rock Rap’ to Mook Nation

Back in the 1970s, when Afrika Bambaataa dropped the Rolling Stones’ “Honky Tonk Women” into his DJ set at, say, the Bronx River Community Center,…
Charles Aaron / February 11, 2014

Kim Deal: The Breeders Leader Gets Pissed

She's lying flat on her tummy on the carpeted floor of a wood-paneled TV room, legs scissoring playfully, elbows propped up, notebooks and legal pads full…
Charles Aaron / February 11, 2014

Hole Rock Cleveland: Read SPIN’s Somewhat Dismayed 1994 Live Review

Pale arms outstretched, offering herself up for crucifixion, or a pie in the face, or a big hug, Courtney Love exclaimed, “Fuck with me, fuck…
Charles Aaron / February 11, 2014

Read Charles Aaron’s May 2010 ‘Scenes From a Marriage,’ Celebrating SPIN’s 25th Anniversary

I’ve been working at SPIN since fax machines were indispensable and phone conversations were unavoidable; and my tangential relationship with the magazine goes back to…
Charles Aaron / February 11, 2014

The R.E.M. Method and Other Rites of Passage

Athens, Georgia, 1985. The acid had lost its come-hither bouquet and the speed had snapped everyone’s nerves like twigs. The run-down Victorians weren’t such a steal…
Charles Aaron / February 11, 2014

Drums and Wires: Read SPIN’s 1996 Report on Rock’s Dawning Electronic-Music Obsession

San Bernardino National Forest, just like I pictured it — no skyscrapers, everything. But most of the 6,300 kids of all ages attending “Organic” June…
Charles Aaron / February 11, 2014

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