Icons March 2020
The Fire in His Belly
As originally examined in Issue 68 of The Rake, Billy Joel’s best songs are an intriguing, genre-defying mixture of melody, musicality and lyrical brimstone. What’s with the attitude? Is he a great-but-flawed entertainer, or forever just a Bronx Joe made good?
Icons October 2016
A Patriot's Playlist: Ten Songs That Define America
The American music scene has produced some of the greatest pop, rock, soul, folk and Motown records, which have in turn become symbolic of the United States themselves.