Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “When The Levee Breaks”

Fifty years ago this week, Led Zeppelin released their self-titled debut album, and -- well, it's Led Zeppelin, you know the deal. Revolutionized hard rock,…
Nate Patrin | January 11, 2019 - 1:51 pm

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Ripped Open By Metal Explosions”

When songwriter/composer/pianist Galt MacDermot passed away last week one day shy of his 90th birthday, the people who memorialized him could be paired off into…
Nate Patrin | December 24, 2018 - 11:09 am

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Apache”

This is a column about renowned samples, and let's face it: none are more notorious, or have a stranger origin, than the Incredible Bongo Band's…
Nate Patrin | December 11, 2018 - 1:42 pm

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Nautilus”

Like Steely Dan, Bob James has found favor due to a level of now-elusive sophisticated smoothness that translates surprisingly well to hip-hop reinterpretation.
Nate Patrin | November 26, 2018 - 1:23 pm

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “As Long As I’ve Got You”

Last Friday was the 25th anniversary of a release date that hip-hop enthusiasts have staged arguments around for years. On November 9, 1993, both A…
Nate Patrin | November 13, 2018 - 11:59 am

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Hung Up On My Baby”

This feels like one of those statements that seems obvious to the point of redundancy, but it's always worth pointing out: Isaac Hayes is one…
Nate Patrin | October 30, 2018 - 11:41 am

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “The Champ”

Breaks With Tradition is a new Stereogum column that examines a certain song that’s been frequently sampled and how that song has been used through
Nate Patrin | October 15, 2018 - 12:26 pm

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Fly Like An Eagle”

Steve Miller, one of the real majordomos of '70s rock and a far stranger artist than he's traditionally gotten credit for, turns 75 today. His…
Nate Patrin | October 5, 2018 - 10:45 am

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Summer Madness”

Breaks With Tradition is a new Stereogum column that examines a certain song that’s been frequently sampled and how that song has been used through
Nate Patrin | September 17, 2018 - 12:50 pm

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Impeach The President”

Breaks With Tradition is a new Stereogum column that examines a certain song that’s been frequently sampled and how that song has been used through
Nate Patrin | September 4, 2018 - 1:15 pm

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Rock Steady”

Welcome to the first installment of Breaks With Tradition! This is a new column that examines a certain song that's been frequently sampled and how
Nate Patrin | August 20, 2018 - 3:20 pm