Subscribe to Z-Rock: The Rock of Rochester on1977 was a pivotal year for rock and roll in so many ways. Whether you were roaming arenas and stadiums filled by the Eagles, Led Zeppelin or Fleetwood Mac, or digging into the sounds emanating from New York City or the London underground, there was a lot going on. As a new wave of rock and roll bands were pushing forward, many of the old guard stood their ground. Among those was Iggy Pop who issued two classic albums that year.
From the moment the subtle and haunting piano line trickles out of the speakers, the band has caught your ear. Once Patti Smith’s voice follows with the immortal line, “Jesus dies form somebody’s sins but not mine,” you’re intrigued. When the band kicks in full throttle, you are forever hooked. In 1975, this was a breath of fresh air that hinted at rock’s past and looked its future right in the eyes.
When the Go-Go’s exploded on the pop scene in 1981 with their debut album, Beauty and the Beat, they came across like a breath of fresh air. Despite their early days as part of the chaotic L.A. punk scene, it was back-to-basics pop music with appropriate nods to mid-’60s girl-group stylings and garage-band attacks. And even with their retro leanings, everything about the band came off as new and fresh.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".