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Jeffrey Morgan

Jeffrey Morgan

Fatefully born on the same day that '(We’re Gonna) Rock Around The Clock' by Bill Haley & His Comets was released, Jeffrey Morgan is the authorized biographer of Alice Cooper, having written Alice's definitive biography Alcohol and Razor Blades, Poison and Needles: The Glorious Wretched Excess of Alice Cooper, All-American which appears in the critically acclaimed best-selling 1999 Warner Bros. box set The Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper.

Mr. Morgan is also the authorized biographer of Iggy Pop & The Stooges, having co-written their definitive biography The Stooges, Yes which appears in the best-selling critically acclaimed 2009 Abrams hardcover book The Stooges: The Authorized and Illustrated Story.

Mr. Morgan has been the Canadian Editor of CREEM ever since Lester Bangs personally invited him to write for the legendary music publication in 1974.

His award-winning newspaper column – the modestly-titled Jeffrey Morgan’s Media Blackout – has appeared weekly in Detroit’s Metro Times since 2004. And as if all that wasn’t enough, Mr. Morgan’s poetry has been published in Rolling Stone and he has written Volume Two of the highly influential graphique noir comic book Mister X, which has been called "one of the greatest comics of the 1980s."

List of articles in the library by artist

A Flock of Seagulls Answer All Your Questions and More!

Interview by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, February 1983

Fan Mail From Some Flounder ...

Ian Anderson, Jethro Tull: Ian Anderson: Walk Into Light (Chrysalis)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, April 1984

STOP ME IF you've heard this one before, but you really do gotta watch out for these guys who insist on releasing debut solo albums ...

David Bowie: Stage (RCA)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, January 1979

"Uh, I’d been listening to a Neil Young album and, uh, they phoned through and said that my wife had had a baby on Sunday ...

James Brown: I Got The Feelin': James Brown In The '60s (Shout! Factory)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, unpublished, 2008

NOTE: previously unpublished; banned after having "been labeled 'offensive' by most of the editorial department here" at Detroit Metro Times. ...

The Cars: High Speed Blow-Out: Rubber Dinosaurs, Worms On A String, and The Cars

Report and Interview by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, September 1979

PREFACE: Premonitions Of Immortality ...

Alice Cooper: Flush The Fashion (Warner Bros.)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, September 1980

"Goodbye. Hey, goodbye guys! Maybe I'll see...maybe I'll see y'around sometime, huh? Hey, don't make a stranger of yourself, huh? Remember the Coop, huh? I ...

Elvis Costello: My Aim Is True (Columbia)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Stage Life, February 1978

LIKE IT OR NOT, you’d better watch out 'cause talent will out, which is exactly why you’re hearing so much about Elvis Costello these days. ...

Culture Club: Kissing To Be Clever (Virgin)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, March 1983

"What some people don't realize is that a lot of normal people are buying our record, like housewives." — George Alan O'Dowd ...

Deaf School: English Boys/Working Girls (Warner Bros.)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, July 1978

LET'S FACE IT, Deaf School is a great name (not as great as Deaf Mutes, tho') but, as Arlene Frances (c'mon, you know: Arlene Frances, ...

Bryan Ferry, Roxy Music: Roxy Music: Viva! Roxy Music; Bryan Ferry: Extended Play (both Island)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Cheap Thrills, October 1976

WAIT A MINUTE! Snuff out them candles and get them drapes open! This band may be closin' in on being certified MTH (Mott The Hoople–one ...

Sammy Hagar: Standing Hampton (Geffen)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, June 1982

AS MY OLD PAL Bugs would say: "What a maroon!" I'm talking about Sammy Hagar and, let's 'fess up: you probably don't even know who ...

Ian Hunter: Once Bitten, Twice Shy (Sony Legacy)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, unpublished, July 2000

A LONG LONG TIME ago, I can still remember how the music used to make me smile. But then the '50s came along and wiped ...

Kiss: Dynasty (Casablanca)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, October 1979

"We had some good times, but now they're gone. So long." -- Ace Frehley, 'Save Your Love' ...

Richard Lloyd: Alchemy (Elektra)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, February 1980

KID SINISTER opened his over sized trench coat and skillfully extracted just over an inch and a quarter's worth of albums. "Not a bad score ...

Malcolm McLaren: Fans (Island)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, May 1985

MR. MCLAREN, you may recall, is the man who gave us the New York Dolls (USSR red leather incarnation), Adam and The Ants, Bow Wow ...

The Power Station: The Power Station (Capitol)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, July 1985

BEFORE WE BEGIN, I'd like to take a few seconds to point out how you can tell if a band really lords it over their ...

Queen, Roger Taylor: Roger Taylor: Fun In Space (Elektra)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, September 1981

YOU ALL KNOW Roger Taylor: he’s the skinman who powers Queen from megamonster hit to megamonster hit. His credentials as a singer/songwriter on past Queen ...

Paul Rodgers: Cut Loose

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, March 1984

Y'GOTTA WATCH out for these guys who insist on releasing debut solo albums on which they've played all the instruments; they're everywhere. ...

Todd Rundgren: Faithful (Bearsville)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Cheap Thrills, June 1976

EVERYBODY KNOWS that there are but two classic answers to that eternal question of the ages, "Why?" They are, of course "Why not?" and "Because." ...

Frank Sinatra: She Shot Me Down (Reprise)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, April 1982

IF, AS THE THEORY GOES, there's a little bit of Van Halen in everyone come Saturday night, then you can safely bet your last dollar ...

Siouxsie & The Banshees: Siouxsie and the Banshees: A Kiss In The Dreamhouse (Polydor)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, unpublished, 1982

WITHIN STRAIGHT-LACED Vienna at the turn of the century, Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele were producing graphic works which rebelled against the dying vestiges of ...

Patti Smith: Babel (Putnam/Longman)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Roxy, June 1978

TEMPTING AS IT MAY BE, it would be far too easy to dismiss Patti Smith merely as a literary quack and let it go at ...

Billy Squier: Signs Of Life (Capitol)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, December 1984

YOU MAY HAVE seen the print ads for this one: big pic of The Artiste lookin' like a wino in pseudo-M.D. drag while, above his ...

Donna Summer: A Love Trilogy (Oasis)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Cheap Thrills, May 1976

WHILE WE'RE ON the topic of sexual fantasies, allow me to state for the record that I'm personally into black leather (lots of it; and ...

Donna Summer: Love To Love You Baby

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, March 1976

THIS ALBUM is to the disco scene what 'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida' is to rock 'n' roll and what 'Autobahn' is to electronic drone. Side One is seventeen ...

Ted Nugent: Crime and Punishment: The Ted Nugent Interview

Interview by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, June 1988

IF ANYONE deserves the title of Hardest Working Man In Rock 'n' Roll, Ted Nugent does. It's a reputation that dates back to 1963 and ...

Pete Townshend: The Deluxe Edition Solo Albums (Universal Music)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, May 2006

THIS IS IN DEFENSE of Pete Townshend, who'd probably be the first to argue that he doesn't need anyone defending him in public—least of all ...

Van Halen: Diver Down (Warner Bros.)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, August 1982

NOT ONLY IS this album an insult to the average consumer who will have to pay upwards of ten dollars for it, it is an ...

Weird Al Yankovic: In 3-D (Rock ‘n' Roll)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, August 1984

JUST IN CASE anyone should ever ask you, here are seven good reasons why this album should be a part of every collection: ...

List of genre pieces

Hail Hail The Bangs All Here Department: Lester Bangs' Lost Letters To MAD

Memoir by Jeffrey Morgan, Fun House, 2005

EDITORIAL NOTE: For the gullible out there, this "memoir" of Morgan's may not be 100% true. It was originally published in slightly different form a ...

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