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Robert Wyatt

Interview by Richie Unterberger, Perfect Sound Forever, November 1996

RICHIE UNTERBERGER interviewed Robert Wyatt on November 18, 1996 for his book Unknown Legends of Rock'n'Roll, which profiles 60 of the most interesting cult acts ...

Crass' Penny Rimbaud

Interview by Richie Unterberger, Perfect Sound Forever, December 1996

THE SPIN Alternative Record Guide wrote that Crass were "probably the first rock band whose liner notes are not only indispensable, but often better reading ...

Crass: G Sus of Crass

Interview by Richie Unterberger, Perfect Sound Forever, December 1996

THE SPIN Alternative Record Guide wrote that Crass were "probably the first rock band whose liner notes are not only indispensable, but often better reading ...

Swamp Dogg

Interview by Richie Unterberger, Perfect Sound Forever, February 1997

"If you know the extension of the party with whom you wish to speak, dial it and stop wasting our time! If you have money ...

Trouser Press: The Story Behind The Legendary Zine

Retrospective by Ira Robbins, Perfect Sound Forever, June 1997

EDITOR’S NOTE: One of the reasons that our zine started up was because there were other music nuts before us who wanted to tell the ...

Richard Hell, Robert Quine: Robert Quine

Interview by Jason Gross, Perfect Sound Forever, November 1997

WHO IS ROBERT Quine? According to him, he 'remains one of the most compelling, appalling and universally hated figures in music history.' ...

James Blood Ulmer

Interview by Jason Gross, Perfect Sound Forever, April 1998

THOUGHT THERE'S BEEN hundreds and thousands of hotshots who vowed to take the guitar to the next level after Jimi Hendrix broke the doors open, ...

Scruffs: The Scruffs: Wanna Meet The Scruffs?

Review by Jason Gross, Perfect Sound Forever, May 1998

THE MOST part of the whole wave of CD reissues is seeing these obscure gems that you're positive no one else could possibly care about ...

Blue Cheer, Randy Holden: Randy Holden

Interview by Richie Unterberger, Perfect Sound Forever, April 1999

RANDY HOLDEN might be the Great Lost Guitar Hero of the 1960's. ...

Bonzo Dog Band: The Bonzo Dog Band: Neil Innes

Interview by Richie Unterberger, Perfect Sound Forever, June 1999

IF THERE was ever an equivalent to Spike Jones in rock music, the Bonzo Dog Band were it. ...

Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger: Irwin Silber of Sing Out!

Interview by Richie Unterberger, Perfect Sound Forever, July 2001

IN THE mid-1960's Irwin Silber was editor of Sing Out! magazine, the leading folk periodical in the United States. Here he talks about his personal ...

Phil Ochs: One-Way Ticket Home

Retrospective by Phil Mershon, Perfect Sound Forever, September 2001

AROUND 1980, my friend Julia invited me over to listen to a compilation album by a singer named Phil Ochs. I was a college senior, ...

The Incredible String Band: Robin Williamson

Interview by Richie Unterberger, Perfect Sound Forever, Fall 2001

IN THE 1960s, Scotland's Incredible String Band put together elements of folk and world music into something that was called folk-rock, in part, because it ...

Jim Dickinson: Home Cooking

Interview by Joss Hutton, Perfect Sound Forever, January 2002

THIS MAIN COURSE is a hearty southern dish, marinated in worldly wisdom and good humour, matured slowly in honky-tonks, recording studios and bars the world ...

Clinic: The Only British Band Which Matters

Interview by Joss Hutton, Perfect Sound Forever, March 2002

LIVERPUDLIAN quartet Clinic may be blessed with consummate good taste – pictures of the likes of Roky Erickson, Serge Gainsbourg, Phil and Ronnie Spector, Silver ...

The Liberation of Detroit: The Motor City after Motown

Retrospective by Phil Mershon, Perfect Sound Forever, November 2002

WHEN BERRY GORDY JR. moved the Motown empire to Los Angeles in 1971, his plan was for the world’s premier record company to go into ...

Phil Spector: The Mad Director: Phil Spector and the Sound of Walls

Guide by Phil Mershon, Perfect Sound Forever, March 2003

HAD PHIL SPECTOR accomplished nothing more than recording The Ronettes singing ‘Be My Baby,’ he would deserve at least one get-out-of-jail-free card. ...

Carla Bley Looks for America

Interview by Phil Mershon, Perfect Sound Forever, August 2003

THIS IS A TIME when global corporatism links a grotesque preponderance of its steel-eyed vision to the silly notion that anything produced by, for, or ...

Delaney & Bonnie: The Axis of Delaney and Bonnie

Retrospective by Phil Mershon, Perfect Sound Forever, January 2004

TAKE TWO PARTS post-Blonde on Blonde neo-folkie sensibility, stir in one part Aretha Franklin Gospel spirit, sprinkle in a few pinches of an attitude that ...

The Kinks Face To Face with 1966: Where Have All the Good Times Gone?

Essay by Michael Baker, Perfect Sound Forever, April 2004

I. SENSE AND NON-SENSE ...

Alex Chilton, Big Star, The Box Tops: The Glory and Grandeur That Is Defeat: The Music of Alex Chilton

Special Feature by Michael Baker, Perfect Sound Forever, July 2004

I. Entrance: On the Slopes of Parnassus ...

Alex Chilton, Big Star, The Box Tops: The Glory and Grandeur That Is Defeat: The Music of Alex Chilton, Part 2

Retrospective by Michael Baker, Perfect Sound Forever, July 2004

IF THE FIRST ALBUM is soulful and unconscious, the second develops a narrator and player who find new voices, taking on consciousness, memory, and loss. ...

Pere Ubu, The Raspberries: Maxima Moralis: Relections from a Healing Mind – Cleveland, Independent Music, and the 1970s; Part 1

Essay by Michael Baker, Perfect Sound Forever, November 2004

In Memory of Robert Quine, Master of Beautiful Musical Expression, 12/30/1942 Akron, Ohio5/30/2004 NYC ...

Pere Ubu: Maxima Moralis: Relections from a Healing Mind – Cleveland, Independent Music, and the 1970s; Part 2

Essay by Michael Baker, Perfect Sound Forever, November 2004

IV. Pere Ubu: Christ's Agony, Cabarets, and Scary Movies ...

Human Switchboard, The Pagans: Maxima Moralis: Relections from a Healing Mind – Cleveland, Independent Music, and the 1970s; Part 3

Essay by Michael Baker, Perfect Sound Forever, November 2004

V. The Pagans: Claustrophobia and Creation ...

The Sex Pistols: Children In The Mire: A Reading Of Bangs, Marcus And The Sex Pistols, part 1

Essay by Michael Baker, Perfect Sound Forever, January 2005

"THE DOMAIN OF the theater is not psychological but plastic and physical. And it is not a question of whether the physical language of theater ...

The Sex Pistols: Children in the Mire: Bangs, Marcus, and the Sex Pistols, Part II – Polly

Essay by Michael Baker, Perfect Sound Forever, January 2005

The hot night makes us keep our bedroom windows open.Our magnolia blossoms. Life begins to happen. My hopped up husband drops his home disputes, and ...

David Ackles: The Golden Horse Is In Hell: David Ackles' Theatre of Melancholy

Retrospective by Michael Baker, Perfect Sound Forever, May 2006

To be born is to be wrecked on an island. J.M.Barrie, in a review of Coral Island ...

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