Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

Joe Jackson: No Room For Rock

Chris Salewicz, Record, July 1984

On a Friday evening in an undistinguished bar in Manhattan’s East Village, a drunk slides off his stool and onto the floor, where he curls up in the dust. Without uttering a word to each other or anyone else, some fellow drinkers pick him up, brush him off and balance him once again on his precarious perch.

Total word count of piece: 2316


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.