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

The Band: Friends and Neighbours Just Call Us The Band

Al Aronowitz, Rolling Stone, 24 August 1968

NEW YORK: Big Pink is one of those middle class ranch houses of the type that you would expect to find in development row in the heart of suburbia rather than on an isolated mountain-top high above the barn architecture of New York State's rustic Woodstock. When the band moved into Big Pink in the spring of 1967, the house looked as if it had been tenanted by little more than a housewife with a dustmop who only crossed its threshold once a week to clean it.

Total word count of piece: 1867


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.