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Djuna Parnes

Djuna Parnes is a self-styled "rock'n'roll bluestocking", weaned on Gothic Rock and Morrissey marginalia. She lives with her cats in a cramped attic in Tufnell Park, London, where she is working on the definitive history of Miserablism.

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Björk, PJ Harvey: Bjork: Selmasongs; PJ Harvey: Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea

Review by Djuna Parnes, Rock's Backpages, December 2000

OUTSIDE OF Kid A, Thom Yorke made two significant cameo appearances in A.D. 2000. Both were on albums by dark, "difficult" women who’ve spearheaded change ...

Clinic, David Holmes, Primal Scream: Primal Scream: Xtrmntor/David Holmes: Bow Down to the Exit Sign/Clinic: Internal Wrangler

Review by Djuna Parnes, Rock's Backpages, December 2000

1997’S FRACTURED, fundamentally bogus Vanishing Point laid the ground for the much more focused Xtrmntor, Bobby Gillespie’s first true manifesto of an album since the ...

Brian Eno, Roxy Music: Another Glam World: Brian Eno’s Adventures in Roxy Music

Interview by Djuna Parnes, Rock's Backpages, June 2001

DP: What does the phrase "Glam Rock" mean to you? ...

PJ Harvey: Big Exit: P.J. Harvey's Last Night

Live Review by Djuna Parnes, Rock's Backpages, October 2001

IT IS THE SECOND OF TWO SOLD-NIGHTS in Sarf London, and the last date of a very long tour – much of it spent supporting ...

Joy Division: 24 Hour Party People: directed by Michael Winterbottom

Review by Djuna Parnes, Rock's Backpages, May 2002

MUCH TO MY surprise, this self-serving cinematic essay about and around Anthony H. Wilson of Factory and Haçienda fame is a resounding success. It's extremely ...

Jim O'Rourke: The Backpages Interview: Jim O’Rourke

Interview by Djuna Parnes, Rock's Backpages, December 2001

IS HE THE Ryan Adams of the alternative-to-the-alternative axis? Or just the Beck of the avant-avant-garde? For ten years, Jim O'Rourke has worked with everyone ...

Ron Sexsmith: Cobblestone Runway (Nettwerk America)

Review by Djuna Parnes, Rock's Backpages, September 2002

DISMAYINGLY DROPPED by Capitol, the moon-faced Canadian troubadour has fetched up on one of those last-chance-saloon indies, hopefully not an indication that his career's in ...

Soft Cell: Cruelty Without Beauty (Cooking Vinyl)

Review by Djuna Parnes, Rock's Backpages, September 2002

THE GOD-UNCLES of electroclash make a long-overdue comeback with a fascinatingly reflective album – "We've gotta keep dancing through the years/We've gotta keep smiling through ...

Sparklehorse: It’s a Wonderful Life (Parlophone)

Review by Djuna Parnes, Rock's Backpages, December 2001

A GANGLY Virginian whispering fractured Victrola lullabies in the soft falsetto of a geeky angel, Mark Linkous occasionally borders on greatness. The third ’horse album ...

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