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Karen Schlosberg

Karen Schlosberg

Karen Schlosberg has written for Rolling Stone, Billboard, Boston Phoenix, Boston Herald, Worcester Telegram, Providence Journal, Boston Globe, Musician and Boston Rock.

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ABC: Agony and Ecstasy of ABC

Interview by Karen Schlosberg, Creem, June 1984

ALL EDUCATION begins with ABCs. This particular education is of the musical sort, concerning one Sheffield-based trio (formerly quartet) that took its alphabetical beliefs and ...

Marshall Crenshaw Has A Field Day

Report and Interview by Karen Schlosberg, Creem, August 1983

WHAT A GUY. That phrase, always delivered with a flatter-than-thou Midwestern twang, is often bandied about within the Crenshaw camp. ...

Fabulous Thunderbirds: The Fabulous Thunderbirds: Tuff Enuff, Were They Actual Meat

Interview by Karen Schlosberg, Creem, August 1986

THE FABULOUS Thunderbirds have been something of a musical anomaly; their current well-deserved success, after four albums and roughly 12 years of playing steel-packed, blues-drenched ...

Fine Young Cannibals: Them's Fine Young Cannibals There!

Interview by Karen Schlosberg, Creem, August 1986

"WE'RE THE hip uncles, that's what we're going for," says Roland Gift when asked to describe the Fine Young Cannibals' image. "All the kids can ...

The Fleshtones: Opening The Doors Of Perception

Profile and Interview by Karen Schlosberg, Trouser Press, 1983

IT WAS a dark and stormy night. In his castle high on the hill, evil Dr Vollen was cackling to himself, and to the stuffed ...

The Hooters: The Hottest Hooters in The Business

Report and Interview by Karen Schlosberg, Creem, June 1986

Part One, So You Want to be a Rock 'n' Roll Star: ...

Iron Maiden: What's It All About Eddie?

Interview by Karen Schlosberg, Creem, July 1985

HEAVY METAL. Now – wait. Before you all go screaming off into the night, crossing yourselves and mouthing prayers to the soul of Michael Jackson, ...

Joan Jett Unchained

Interview by Karen Schlosberg, Creem, October 1986

"YOU PICKED AN interesting time to visit." Michael J. Fox has his tongue planted firmly in cheek as he stands in the backyard of a ...

Let's Active's Mitch Easter

Interview by Karen Schlosberg, Creem, August 1985

NORTH CAROLINA has one of the neater state mottos around: Esse Quam Videri, To Be Rather Than To Seem. You might apply that motto to ...

Nick Lowe: Isn't That Nick Lowe?

Interview by Karen Schlosberg, Creem, March 1986

"I SEEM TO occupy a funny sort of position in the music business," Nick Lowe says with a trace of a grin and a sigh. ...

The Stray Cats: Out Of The Litter Box & Into The Fire!

Interview by Karen Schlosberg, Creem, December 1983

WHAT HAPPENS when you try to domesticate the Stray Cats? ...

U2: The Roots of U2

Retrospective and Interview by Karen Schlosberg, Creem, August 1987

SHERMAN, INTO the Wayback Machine. The year: 1981. A young Irish quartet called U2 is promoting its debut album, Boy. Its lead singer is simply ...

XTC: Celestial Postcards

Interview by Karen Schlosberg, Creem, July 1987

AN UPDATE on the attempted Americanization of XTC. For an eighth full album the trio is told, as reported by stalwart singer/songwriter/guitarist Andy Partridge, to ...

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