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How to be a Rock Critic: A Megatonic Journey

Essay by Lester Bangs, Shakin' Street Gazette, October 1974

LATELY I'VE NOTICED a new wrinkle on the American landscape: it seems as if there's a whole generation of kids, each one younger than the ...

The Best Music Journalism Of 2016

Essay by Jason Gross, Rock's Backpages, December 2016

WE WANTED 2016 to end and we're getting our wish, but the fallout from this awful year will be haunting us for a while – ...

Lester Bangs at Home

Memoir by Richard Riegel, unpublished, May 2009

NOTE: I wrote this mini-memoir for one of the neo-Creem projects of recent years, but it wasn't used. ...

Captain Beefheart's Far Cry

Profile and Interview by Lester Bangs, Village Voice, The, October 1980

He's Alive, But So Is Paint. Are You? ...

Wilson Pickett: Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Man: Wilson Pickett, the Midnight Mover

Book Excerpt by Tony Fletcher, Oxford University Press, January 2017

ON MAY 11, just a few days after Pickett's unexpected Apollo headline billing concluded, and with the surprise baby newly ensconced at home, he and ...

Wilson Pickett: The Humor of… Wilson Pickett

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, November 1967

WILSON PICKETT started his singing career in the spiritual field in the city of Detroit. He and his family moved there when Wilson was in ...

Wilson Pickett (1977)

Interview by Michael Lydon, Rock's Backpages Audio, May 1977

Michael Lydon meets wicked Wilson Pickett at home in Englewood, New Jersey, and asks him about his gospel roots, the Falcons, Atlantic Records, and recording in Memphis and Muscle Shoals.

File format: mp3; in 2 parts, total file sizes: 42.3mb, total interview length: 46' 10" sound quality: ***

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