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CounterPunch

CounterPunch is a magazine published in the United States 10 times a year that covers politics and other topics in a manner its editors describe as "muckraking with a radical attitude" It is also available online.

14 articles

The Clash, Joe Strummer: Joe Strummer is Dead; Long Live the Clash!

Obituary by Gavin Martin, CounterPunch, 24 December 2002

THE CHRISTMAS CARD from Joe Strummer and family arrived by email on Sunday night, a seasonal greeting accompanied by Joe's colourful illustration of a fantasy ...

James Brown: Please Don't Go

Memoir by Peter Stone Brown, CounterPunch, 26 December 2006

LATE LAST NIGHT, or more accurately early this morning doing my final email check, I noticed the headline: "James Brown hospitalized with pneumonia." I immediately ...

John Fogerty: Revival

Review by Peter Stone Brown, CounterPunch, 5 November 2007

ON REVIVAL (Fantasy Records), John Fogerty comes to terms with and maybe even makes peace with his past. In doing so he's created one of ...

Levon Helm: The Return of Levon Helm

Comment by Peter Stone Brown, CounterPunch, 12 November 2007

THE FIRST TIME most people heard Levon Helm sing was way back in 1968 when The Band released Music From Big Pink. ...

Solomon Burke: Brother Solomon Burke

Obituary by Peter Stone Brown, CounterPunch, 11 October 2010

THE ROLLING STONES introduced me to Solomon Burke when they covered his classic, 'Everybody Needs Somebody To Love', on their third album, released in the ...

Bruce Springsteen: Wrecking Ball

Review by Peter Stone Brown, CounterPunch, 24 February 2012

IN 1944, WRITING a script for a radio show Woody Guthrie wrote: "I hate a song that makes you think that you are not any ...

Van Morrison: Born To Sing: No Plan B

Review by Peter Stone Brown, CounterPunch, 12 October 2012

FOR VAN MORRISON, first and foremost, it's always been about the music, and finding that magic place inside the music that takes you someplace else, ...

George Jones: Farewell to the King of Heartbreak

Retrospective by Peter Stone Brown, CounterPunch, 26 April 2013

THIS MORNING while finishing my first cup of coffee and checking my Facebook notifications, an email came from a good friend of mine.  The title ...

Garland Jeffreys: Truth Serum

Review by Peter Stone Brown, CounterPunch, 27 September 2013

FOR MORE THAN four decades, Garland Jeffreys has been playing, writing, performing, always close to the top, but somehow remaining the invisible man who never ...

The Everly Brothers, Phil Everly: Remembering Phil Everly

Memoir by Peter Stone Brown, CounterPunch, 3 January 2014

I PROBABLY FIRST heard the Everly Brothers when I was a real little kid about six or seven, playing in the driveway behind my family's ...

Jackson Browne: Standing in the Breach

Review by Peter Stone Brown, CounterPunch, 21 October 2014

IN 1974, JACKSON BROWNE released his third album, his masterpiece Late For The Sky, a record that was brilliantly constructed in every way from the ...

Jackson Browne: Chronicling the Daze Between Washington and Wall Street

Review by Peter Stone Brown, CounterPunch, 21 October 2014

IN 1974, JACKSON Browne released his third album, his masterpiece Late For The Sky, a record that was brilliantly constructed in every way from the ...

Asleep at the Wheel, Howlin' Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley: Peter Guralnick: Sam Phillips – The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll/ Ray Benson & David Menconi: Comin' Right At Ya

Book Review by Peter Stone Brown, CounterPunch, 26 February 2016

SAM PHILLIPS, the man behind Sun Records was easily one of the most important figures in the history of American popular music. ...

Merle Haggard: a Rebel To The End

Obituary by Peter Stone Brown, CounterPunch, 8 April 2016

I GUESS IT WAS sometime in early 1969, in some Morningside Heights apartment, when a friend sang a song about a death row prisoner on ...

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