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Dave Marsh

Dave Marsh has written more than a dozen books about rock and popular music, as well as editing several others. He co-founded Creem, the legendary Motor City rock and roll magazine that helped launch heavy metal, glam and punk, among other styles, and spent five years as an associate and contributing editor of Rolling Stone, where he was chief music critic, columnist and feature writer. In 1969, the nineteen-year-old Marsh dropped out of Detroit's Wayne State University to edit Creem. He departed in 1973 to become Newsday's pop music critic, music editor of The Real Paper, and then joined Rolling Stone as an associate editor. He and several others started Rock and Roll Confidential - later Rock and Rap Confidential - in 1983.

Marsh's first book, Born to Run: The Bruce Springsteen Story (Doubleday) was published in 1979. His other books include Before I Get Old: The Story of the Who, The Heart of Rock and Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made, and Louie Louie: The History and Mythology of the World's Most Famous Rock'n'Roll Song.

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Luther Allison

Profile by Dave Marsh, Creem, November 1972

"LUTHER ALLISON come into the picture about the middle of 1957. I needed a bass player and I met Luther Allison walkin' on Ogden Avenue ...

The Animals, Canned Heat, The Guess Who: The Animals, Canned Heat and Guess Who albums

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, March 1971

The Animals With Eric Burdon: In The Beginning (Wand) Canned Heat: Live At Topanga Corral (Wand) Guess Who: Shakin' All Over (Scepter) ...

The Band: Rock Of Ages

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, November 1972

ON A GREAT NIGHT, the Band grab and mesmerize, so that neither your eyes nor your thoughts can be on anything else. It helps that ...

The Band: The Weight: The Band's Anthology

Review by Dave Marsh, Boston Phoenix, The, 1978

IT'S NOT HARD to understand the release of Anthology, the second repackaging of Band material in two years. The group made only eight albums (one ...

The Band, Bob Dylan: Bob Dylan: Bob Dylan and the Hawks Live At Albert Hall, 1966

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, June 1971

IT IS THE MOST supremely elegant piece of rock'n'roll music I've ever heard. ...

Jeff Beck: Blow By Blow

Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, June 1975

JEFF BECK SEEMS finally to have figured out that his is not going to replace the great '60s group which bore his name and featured ...

Blue Oyster Cult, Elliott Murphy, Kiss, New York Dolls, Wayne County & The Electric Chairs: Various: New York New Wave

Report by Dave Marsh, Melody Maker, October 1973

GREAT WHITE ROCK has not often come from New York City and its surrounding boroughs, even though – or perhaps because the American music business ...

Bob Dylan, Joan Baez: Renaldo and Clara (dir: Bob Dylan; Circuit Films 232mins)

Film/DVD Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, March 1978

Ballad in plain dull ...

David Bowie: The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (RCA)

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, September 1972

DAVID BOWIE may become a star this year, or he may not. This may or may not make a difference in your life. But, for ...

Brinsley Schwarz: Nervous On The Road

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, December 1972

NERVOUS ON THE Road continues in typical Brinsley fashion. It's full of jumping good time rock songs, a little rockabilly, a shade of the Band ...

Jackson Browne: Jackson Browne

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, June 1972

MYTHICALLY, JACKSON BROWNE emerged from an article in Cheetah (the magazine of rock, when Crawdaddy! was the 'zine of roll) in late '67 or early ...

Captain Beefheart: The Spotlight Kid (Reprise)

Review by Ben Edmonds, Dave Marsh, Creem, April 1972

The Kid is gonna Booglarize ya ...

Eric Carmen: Boats Against The Current

Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, September 1977

THIS IS THE SORT of album people accuse Paul McCartney of making: syrupy romanticism without bite or backbeat. It is not as overtly classical as ...

Chairmen Of The Board: Chairman of the Board: In Session (Invictus)

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, March 1971

THIS IS REPUTEDLY a live set, recorded in Harlem at the Apollo but I doubt that. But regardless of that little caveat emptor, the Chairmen ...

Ray Charles: I Believe to My Soul

Essay by Dave Marsh, Harp, September 2004

One of these days, and it won't be longYou gonna look for me, and I'll be gone ...

Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen: Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Warner Bros.)

Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, May 1975

IN 1971, COMMANDER Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, already a legend in such disparate climes as San Francisco and Detroit, finally reached a recording ...

Commander Cody, John Lennon, Joy of Cooking, Stevie Wonder, Yoko Ono: John Sinclair: Free John & Yoko

Report by uncredited writer, Dave Marsh, Creem, March 1972

The new Plastic Ono Band comes to Ann Arbor to Free John Sinclair – Starring David Peel, Archie Shepp, Ed Sanders, Stevie Wonder, Commander Cody, ...

Sam Cooke: This Is Sam Cooke

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, March 1971

SAM COOKE HAS always seemed, to me at least, the most underrated (or simply ignored – you don't really rate these people) of all the ...

Crabby Appleton, The Wackers: Crabby Appleton: Rotten To The Core; The Wackers: Wackering Heights (both Elektra)

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, February 1972

AT FIRST GLANCE these two don't seem to have much in common, aside from the fact that they're both on the same label. While that's ...

Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Fogerty: Where Has John Fogerty Gone?

Essay by Dave Marsh, Musician, April 1981

As apocalyptic anxiety at nameless dread descend on the body politic, how relevant the work of Creedence Clearwater now seems. ...

Dire Straits: Bottom Line, New York

Live Review by Dave Marsh, Melody Maker, March 1979

LIVE, DIRE Straits are precisely what they are on record: a throwback to the kind of unassuming funk that hasn't enjoyed much popularity since Delaney ...

The Dixie Chicks: I Shall Be Free: The Blacklisting of Dixie Chicks

Comment by Dave Marsh, Harp, June 2003

IN CHRIS BUHALIS'S 'Talkin' Sounds Just Like Joe McCarthy Blues', John Ashcroft declares questioning him un-American, to which the singer replies, "It's called a democracy. ...

The Doors: Thirteen

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, March 1971

THE UNFORTUNATE situation epitomized here is that of the record company which has to resort to the "greatest hits" ruse when a band doesn't meet ...

Dr. John's Gumbo

Profile and Interview by Dave Marsh, Creem, July 1972

GUMBO IS DR. JOHN'S fifth album, but it seems like his first. For once, the record and the recording both feel right, as though they ...

Bob Dylan: How Does it Feel?

Essay by Dave Marsh, Creem, February 1972

PICKS OF THE WEEK: BOB DYLAN, 'GEORGE JACKSON' (Ram's Horn, BMI). Bringing it all back home, the ever-relevant Dylan, who watched the river flow for ...

Steve Earle vs. The Bogeyman

Interview by Dave Marsh, Harp, November 2002

With his latest CD Jerusalem, Steve Earle has written the most political and urgent release of his career. Dave Marsh explores the reasons why. ...

Earth Wind and Fire: Earth Wind & Fire: I Am

Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, August 1979

MAURICE WHITE, Earth, Wind and Fire's presiding genius, ranges across popular music like a robber baron, selecting only the tastiest artifacts for his collection. ...

Elephant's Memory, John Lennon: John Lennon: Sometime In New York City (Apple); Elephant's Memory: Elephant's Memory (Apple)

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, August 1972

I'M LISTENING TO a tape of The New John and Yoko lp. If you thought, as I did, that Sometime in New York City was ...

The Faces: A Nod Is As Good As A Wink

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, April 1972

A Nod Is As Good As A Wink is the first signal that the Faces have matured as a band. Their infatuation with variations on ...

The Faces: Ooh La La

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, July 1973

SOMETIME ROD STEWART or the Faces (or both) should make a record that is enjoyable without being enervating. The effect of each of their records ...

The Faces: The Daring Young Man And The Flying Chimpanzees

Report and Interview by Dave Marsh, Creem, August 1972

THE LAST WEEK of April, the American Retreaders Association shared the Executive Inn, Louisville, Ky., with a collection of dwarves, freaks, dope dealers, high wire ...

The Faces: The Rock'n'Roll Circus

Report and Interview by Dave Marsh, Creem, April 1973

THE LAST WEEK of April 1973 the American Retreaders Association shared the Executive Inn, Louisville, Kentucky, with a collection of dwarves, freaks, dealers, high-wire acts, ...

The Four Tops: The Great Levi Stubbs

Memoir by Dave Marsh, Rock and Rap Confidential, October 2008

WHEN I WAS 15, I met the Four Tops on a downtown Detroit street, where they were doing a photo shoot with the Supremes. ...

Peter Gabriel: Peter Gabriel

Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, September 1980

LUCID AND DRIVEN, Peter Gabriel's third solo album sticks in the mind like the haunted heroes of the best film noirs. With the obsessiveness of ...

Marvin Gaye: No-One Quite Like Him

Obituary by Dave Marsh, Record, July 1984

Blessed with a cool born of control rather than emotional distance or reserve, Marvin Gaye was the artist who best expressed Motown's mix of disparate ...

Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye: Marvin Gaye: Trouble Man (Motown); Diana Ross (And Others): Lady Sings the Blues (Motown)

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, April 1973

SOCIOLOGISTS LIKE TO talk about black people mimicking whites, and I suppose that it is inherent in the presumptions most of us make about black ...

Gary Glitter: Garbage Rock Comes of Age

Essay by Dave Marsh, Creem, April 1973

WHEN THE CURTAIN comes up, the band are all ready there, pumping out a fuzzy, semi-atonal, rhythmically confused version of left-field '50's music. They are ...

Lesley Gore: They Don't Own Her

Report by Dave Marsh, Let It Rock, July 1975

IN 1964, A seventeen-year-old freshman named Lesley Gore put out her first record, 'It's My Party (And I'll Cry If I Want To)'. It was ...

Jimi Hendrix: The Voodoo Lives On

Essay by Dave Marsh, Musician, October 1980

HENDRIX SAW himself as a symbolic figure who contained in his bloodstream elements of all races. The goal of his performances was both racial and ...

Jimi Hendrix: Hendrix In The West

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, May 1972

I DON'T KNOW if there, is even anything to add to Jimi's legend. You can build it up or tear it down but it remains ...

Humble Pie: Smokin' (A&M)

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, July 1972

THERE'S SOMETHING intriguing in the idea that Humble Pie are so thoroughly enjoyable yet refuse so adamantly to yield to any kind of critical insight. ...

The Jackson 5: Greatest Hits

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, April 1972

MOTOWN HAS ALWAYS been known for its little ones more than its big ones, and the Jackson Five are no exception. This is undoubtedly their ...

James Jamerson: What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted?

Comment by Dave Marsh, Record, November 1983

"I walk in shadows, searching for light, Cold and alone, no comfort in sight. Hoping and praying for someone who'll care, Always moving and going ...

Jethro Tull: Thick As A Brick

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, August 1972

JETHRO TULL's admirers are wont to believe that the lads are an inventive, entertaining, eminently witty, oft profound rock group, with a propensity for satire ...

John Lennon: Ghoulish Beatlemania

Essay by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, January 1981

WHEN A ROCK star dies in a plane crash or from an overdose of drugs and alcohol, the accident may seem tragic or repulsive, but ...

The Kinks: Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygroround — Part One

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, March 1971

WELL, ALL RIGHT. It took two months but I think I begin to understand the meaning of this album, which is that the Kinks understand, ...

Gladys Knight: I Feel a Song

Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, January 1975

TWO YEARS AGO, while working for another magazine, I rejected a rambling interview between black poet Nikki Giovanni and singer Gladys Knight. The interview wasn't ...

Denise LaSalle: Denise La Salle: Trapped By A Thing Called Love

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, May 1972

IF THIS ISN'T THE best soul album this year, someone is going to have to come up with something really amazing. Denise La Salle is ...

John Lennon, Yoko Ono: John Lennon: Plastic Ono Band (Apple)/ Yoko Ono: Plastic Ono Band (Apple)

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, March 1971

BOTH OF THESE records are remarkable in some aspect, a sort of East-West five years after Butterfield and Allan Watts. Certainly, until this point, John ...

Jerry Lee Lewis: The Killer Rocks On

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, July 1972

YOU CAN TELL this one is special from the beginning. The strings come in, but all of a sudden, there's an insistent, pounding drum driving ...

Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis: The Million Dollar Quartet

Essay by Dave Marsh, Musician, June 1981

WE USUALLY think of Elvis Presley simply stepping into Sun Studios in Memphis, in answer to Sam Phillips' call, and walking out a few days ...

Loretta Lynn, The White Stripes: Jack White and Loretta Lynn: Deconstructing Jack

Comment by Dave Marsh, Harp, July 2004

AT THAT POINT, after one and a half listenings, I concluded that White had heard all the Loretta Lynn records ever made and liked everything ...

Manfred Mann's Earth Band: Manfred Mann's Earth Band

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, April 1972

MANFRED MANN'S strength, perhaps his only one, is as an interpreter. His jazzlike motions with Chapter Three – the group that was broken up so ...

Curtis Mayfield, Diana Ross: Black Music

Comment by Dave Marsh, Let It Rock, May 1973

SOMETIME LAST fall, John Percy Boyd, Mark Bethune and Michael Brown, a trio of black college students in Detroit, decided to put an end to ...

MC5 Back On Shakin' Street

Essay by Dave Marsh, Creem, October 1971

Their mamas all warned 'emnot to come into townBut they got it in their blood,now they gotta get down– 'Shakin' Street', The MC5 ...

Van Morrison: His Band And Street Choir

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, October 1971

THERE'S A SECRET to every Van Morrison album, and even this one, which too many of us wrote off too long ago, has it. The ...

Them, Van Morrison: Van Morrison: St.Dominic's Preview (Warner Bros.); Them: Them Featuring Van Morrison (Parrot)

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, October 1972

AFTER TUPELO HONEY Van Morrison must have been faced with a choice. He could continue with his domestic tranquility myth, which was as artistically false ...

New York Dolls: The New York Dolls: Too Much Too Soon

Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, June 1974

Lotta Goin' Nowhere Goin' On ...

Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Ted Nugent: Ted Nugent: Scream Dream/Mitch Ryder: Naked but Not Dead

Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, August 1980

PAINTED IN CONTRASTING shades of urban blight, suburban boredom and rural decay, Michigan is perfect primitive rock & roll territory: a place where nothin' to ...

Pearl Jam: Art and Economy

Interview by Dave Marsh, Musician, April 1998

ROCK BANDS ARE like families on the Tolstoyan model. The happy ones are exactly the same (perhaps because they're nonexistent?) while the unhappy ones are ...

The Persuasions: Street Corner Symphony

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, April 1972

THE PERSUASIONS ceased to be a pleasant, though strange, acappella curiosity with their last album, We Came to Play. That album took a more pop ...

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Tom Petty

Interview by Dave Marsh, Musician, July 1981

WHEN TOM PETTY burst into his manager's Sunset Blvd offices early this April he was exuberant. No wonder. He'd just finished mixing his fourth and ...

Pink Floyd: Relics

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, November 1971

I WAS IN Los Angeles this spring, when a friend dropped in to say, "Hey there's a new Pink Floyd album and it's all old ...

Iggy Pop, The Stooges: Iggy & The Stooges: Raw Power (Columbia)

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, March 1973

Iggy in Exile: Love in the Fire Zone ...

Elvis Presley: Elvis: The New Deal Origins of Rock 'n' Roll

Essay by Dave Marsh, Musician, December 1982

EACH YEAR, on August 16, the anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, Memphis State University hosts a memorial service and seminar in his honor. ...

The Raspberries: Starting Over

Review by Dave Marsh, Let It Rock, April 1975

A YEAR AGO, the Raspberries seemed like nothing so much as a prefabricated rock band in the tradition of the Monkees. ...

Otis Redding

Essay by Dave Marsh, Let It Rock, January 1974

LET'S GET one thing straight. Otis Redding's posthumous rise to the Kingship of soul is highly suspect. He earned the accolade a little too easily ...

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: From The Beginning…

Report and Interview by Dave Marsh, Creem, April 1972

SMOKEY IS LEAVING the Miracles. This may mean more to those of us in Detroit, who've watched the Miracles almost, but never quite, make the ...

Smokey Robinson: Cruisin' with Smokey

Interview by Dave Marsh, Record, August 1983

In an exclusive interview, the master of the romantic vignette-in-song gets into some nuts-and-bolts talk about the creative process and gets down with some vintage ...

The Rolling Stones: The Stones Roll On: A Scare in Boston; Success in Toronto; A Slip in New York

Report by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, July 1975

NEW YORK — The scariest moment came in Boston, when overzealous fans grabbed the writhing, confetti-spitting dragon that appears at the end of 'Jumpin' Jack ...

The Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger: I Can Get It Up, But I Can't Get It Down

Interview by Dave Marsh, Creem, August 1975

OF COURSE, Mick Jagger was talking about flying the twin-engine Cessna which had brought him into the Marine Air Terminal in New York's LaGuardia Airport ...

The Rolling Stones: Black and Blue (Rolling Stones)

Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, May 1976

Decembers Children Today: Glimmer Twins Star As Stones Roll On ...

Sam & Dave: Sam & Dave: Back At' Cha!

Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, November 1975

IF ANYTHING SYMBOLIZES the decline of the Stax Records era (recently brought to a probable close with the indictment of president Al Bell for bank ...

Savoy Brown: Lookin' In, Lookin' Out

Profile and Interview by Dave Marsh, Circus, October 1970

IF THE BRITISH blues scene seems circular, both in terms of the way it has progressed over the last few years and in terms of ...

Bob Seger: Back in '72 (Palladium / Warners)

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, May 1973

BOB SEGER'S 'Rosalie' is so strong it could break you in half. But it is the only song here that is close to what I ...

Bob Seger: Doncha Ever Listen To The Radio…

Profile and Interview by Dave Marsh, Creem, May 1972

How To Remain Obscure Through Better Rock 'n' Roll ...

Jimmy Smith: Soulsmith

Obituary by Dave Marsh, Harp, May 2005

THE RECORD industry thought it covered its tracks by finally making a huge deal out of Ray Charles, at the first Grammy ceremony after his ...

Patti Smith: Her Horses Got Wings, They Can Fly

Profile and Interview by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, January 1976

Factory Girl, Coal Stove Visionary, Scion of Rimbaud and the Ronettes, Patti Smith Now Challenges the Assembly Line of Rock & Roll ...

Spencer Davis Group: The Return of Spencer Davis

Interview by Dave Marsh, Creem, March 1971

SPENCER DAVIS suffers from a peculiar affliction – his name is tied inextricably to that of Stevie Winwood, it's almost certain that, first time around ...

Bruce Springsteen

Interview by Dave Marsh, Musician, February 1981

A YEAR AGO, taking a respite from recording to play two nights of the M.U.S.E. anti-nuke concerts, Bruce Springsteen pared his normal three hour show ...

Bruce Springsteen: Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. (Columbia)

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, May 1973

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN has enough gall to actually commit suicide on stage of his own volition. Unlike Alice Cooper and David Bowie, who only yak about ...

Bruce Springsteen: Little Egypt From Asbury Park

Profile by Dave Marsh, Creem, October 1975

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN SITS cross-legged on his half-made bed, and surveys the scene. Records are strewn across the room, singles mostly, intermixed with empty Pepsi bottles, ...

Bruce Springsteen: Shouldn't He Be Famous?

Comment by Dave Marsh, Let It Rock, December 1974

IT WAS DIFFICULT to tell just when the stage caved in. It seemed to happen during 'Rosalita', the last song before the encore. But maybe ...

The Stooges: The Incredible Story

Special Feature by Dave Marsh, ZigZag, December 1970

THERE'S A SAD possibility that people are on the verge of discovering, exploiting and generally going on about the Detroit Sound (like they did with ...

Pete Townshend: Empty Glass

Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, June 1980

AS A FUNDAMENTALLY religious artist, Pete Townshend fashions his music from sermons and confessions. Though it's not an easy thing for intellectuals to admit, this ...

T. Rex: Can The Electric Warriors Conquer America?

Profile and Interview by Dave Marsh, Creem, May 1972

YOU CAN SEE Marc Bolan almost anywhere and walk away with the same impression. You'll think he looks cherubic, not a little elfin, and that ...

The Who: Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, February 1972

THERE ISN'T MUCH to say. They're really let us down this time. I don't know if anyone else resents it, but I do. Why reissue ...

The Who: Quadrophenia Reconsidered

Comment by Dave Marsh, Creem, March 1974

PHILADELPHIA ON Tuesday night is nobody's good time. Nonetheless, because the Who were not coming to New York on their fall tour, it was worth ...

The Who: Who's Next

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, October 1971

WHO'S NEXT IS TO the Who what the White Album must've been to the Beatles. After Tommy, which was a concept-rock summit, not, as commonly ...

The Who: Betrayed by Rock'n'Roll

Comment by Dave Marsh, MOJO, July 1996

Fan and friend Dave Marsh celebrates Pete Townshend's most puzzling work, Quadrophenia, written in an era full of possibilities which,"ended badly". Could it be that ...

Betty Wright: I Love The Way You Love (Alston)

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, May 1972

SOMETIME LAST spring, a single appeared called 'I Love the Way You Love'. One of the people I live with bought it; she said, "This ...

Neil Young: Tonight's The Night

Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, August 1975

"I'm sorry. You don't know these people. This means nothing to you." — Neil Young, in the liner notes ...

Neil Young: A Heretic Writes

Comment by Dave Marsh, MOJO, September 1994

"Coming to the conclusion that he was a second-rank artist scared the hell out of even a veteran heretic like myself." Neil Young unpraised by ...

Warren Zevon on the Loose in Los Angeles

Profile and Interview by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, March 1978

IN THE OPENING LINES of the title song from Warren Zevon's new album, Excitable Boy, the title character smears Sunday pot roast all over his ...

List of genre pieces

Arnold Shaw: Honkers and Shouters: The Golden Years of Rhythm and Blues (Collier)

Book Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, December 1978

Birth of Rhythm, Death of the Blues ...

The Critics' Critic

Essay by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, December 1976

THERE'S BEEN nothing but grief since Newsweek (or was it the Sunday New York Times!) decided that rock critics invented Bruce Springsteen. Only a moron ...

The Critics' Critic II

Essay by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, January 1977

ROCK CRITICISM is now often seen in many quarters as more important than rock itself. Many critics carry this one step further by superimposing their ...

Grammys '76: Sham, Sham, Sham

Comment by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, March 1976

EACH YEAR, the American music industry embarrasses itself by nationally televising a 90-minute display of the irrelevant and the ridiculous, the Grammy Awards. ...

Punk Attack: 'The Obituary of Rock and Roll'

Book Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, June 1979

Julie Burchill and Tony Parsons: The Boy Looked at Johnny (Pluto Press) ...

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