Rock's Backpages Home Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

READ OVER 40,000 CLASSIC ARTICLES on artists from Aaliyah to ZZ Top
by the finest music writers of the last 60 years. Enter library HERE...

Free on RBP

REVOLUTION ROCK — Following the UK's Tory landslide, we consider the history of political pop: Stephen Dalton offers a guide to musical resistance from the MC5 to Huggy Bear (Vox, 1993). Plus, from 1990, Billy Bragg discusses racism and Thatcher in an audio interview with Larry Jaffee… and Spin's Frank Owen reports on "eco-rock" and the greening of Planet Pop.

See all free articles!

Almost Famous

ALL THE YOUNG PUNKS — Mott the Hoople fan-club founder Kris Needs (snapped with Paul Simonon, left) reports on the Clash for New York Rocker (1976) and spends a week on the road with Strummer, Simonon & co. (ZigZag, 1980). Plus Kris looks back on 1979's classic London Calling after 30 years for, erm, Clash

Considerably more Kris on RBP

Magazine Archive

Magazine Archive
click image to enlarge

The Rock's Backpages Magazine Archive contains thousands of original copies of music magazines from the 1960s to the present day.

Order scans and photocopies

New for Subscribers this week

“I’m ready to get out there and push for America. I’m ready to be the next Elvis. The English thing is over…”

Sammy Hagar (Creem, 1978)

PLUS pieces on...

Mike Berry (1963)
Pop stars & marriage (1964)
Chuck Berry live (1965)
Herman's Hermits (1966)
Elmore James (1968)
Ben Webster (1968)
Holland-Dozier-Holland (1969)
CSNY (1970)
Traffic's Canteen (1971)
The Doors (1972)
Sweet @ Rainbow (1973)
MFSB (1974)
Gil Scott Heron (1975)
Donna Summer (1976)
Dave Edmunds live (1977)
The Undertones (1979)
Orchestral Manoeuvres (1980)
Gladys Knight in Boston (1981)
Sheena Easton (1982)
Def Leppard's Pyromania (1983)
Carmel (1984)
Daniel Ponce live (1985)
Womack & Womack (1986)
Van Morrison's Champions (1987)
Bruce Hornsby (1988)
Primal Scream @ Powerhaus (1989)
The state of the music biz (1990)
Soho's Goddess (1991)
Soundgarden (1992)
Wet Wet Wet live (1993)
Carleen Anderson & co. (1994)
The Pumpkins' Mellon Collie (1995)
Bis (1996)
Aretha @ Rockport Fest (1997)
Carl Cox (1998)
Atari Teenage Riot (1999)
Wardell Quezergue (2000)
Ken Nordine (2002)
Lou Reed's Raven (2003)
OOIOO (2004)
Patti Smith in Brighton (2005)
Gigs on the big screen (2006)
Eagles' Long Road (2007)
Pentangle (2008)
Luke Haines' Vibes (2009)
The Klaxons (2010)
Death Grips' Exmilitary (2011)
Peter Frampton (2012)
The Beach Boys (2013)
Robert Plant (2014)
Mumfords @ O2 (2015)
John Pidgeon R.I.P. (2016)James Dean Bradfield

Subscribe and become an RBP member

• click here for University and other group subscriptions