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From The Archives: Rock

Jan 2, 2012World Cafe's 20th-anniversary celebration kicks off with a look at Jack White's many talents, including his work as a producer and his bands The White Stripes and The Raconteurs.
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Oct 6, 2011 — Singer Thom Yorke and guitarist Ed O'Brien discuss the patchwork process behind the band's latest album, The King of Limbs — and the difficulty of adapting it for live performance.
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Apr 27, 2011 — Orbison's biggest songs, like "Oh, Pretty Woman" and "Crying," are indelible. Hear eight of our favorites, from the tearjerkers to the dance-floor numbers.
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Feb 15, 2011 — British singer-songwriter PJ Harvey watched hours of war footage before writing the songs for her eighth album, Let England Shake. Here, she describes how she translated what she saw into a mournful elegy about the bitter brutality of combat.
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Nov 17, 2010 — Jnsi is known not only for his work with the experimental Icelandic rock group Sigur Rs, but also for his own innovative use of sound and his elaborate multimedia live performances. Hear his solo concert, recorded live from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club.
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Sep 15, 2010 — The musician died 40 years ago this Saturday at the age of 27. Commentator John Ridley remembers him by diving into the forgotten story behind one Hendrix tune.
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Aug 30, 2010 — The Queen frontman chose a stage name in perfect harmony with his voice. He could move from an earthy baritone to a wild but heavenly tenor, and he connected with huge stadium audiences. The world lost the vibrant musician in 1991 when, at 45, he died of complications from AIDS.
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Feb 26, 2010 — A new Johnny Cash album, American Recordings VI: Ain't No Grave was released this week to coincide with what would have been Cash's 78th birthday. We remember the singer, songwriter and guitarist, who wrote more than 1,500 songs — and performed from the 1950s until just before his death in 2003.
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Aug 13, 2009 — Sonic Youth's "Malibu Gas Station" is almost certainly the greatest six-minute opus ever written about Britney Spears. That's assuming, of course, that the song is about Spears, an idea supported by lines that seem to refer to her childhood performing career and recent erratic behavior.
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Jun 29, 2009 — Icelandic singer Bjork chats with All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen about some of her favorite artists and spins an eclectic mix of music, from Syrian musician Omar Souleyman to Russia's neo-folk group The Pokrovsky Ensemble and the wildly eccentric London-based rock group Micachu and the Shapes. Bjork's latest album is Votaic, a collection of live, studio performances of songs from past albums, including Medulla, Post, and Vespertine.
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