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Waxpaper was published monthly between 1976 and 1979 by Warner Bros. Records in Los Angeles, California, as a means of promoting its artists within the context of a general interest music magazine.


DMZ: Boston's Best Eschew Message

Interview by Howie Klein, Waxpaper, 1978

I SPENT FEBRUARY in London working on stories about the Clash and Tom Robinson, probably the most politically relevant things to hit rock & roll ...

The Flamin' Groovies: Flamin’ Groovies: Now

Review by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Waxpaper, 1978

NOW. That’s the title of the new Flamin’ Groovies album. Which is very ironic because the album just doesn’t sound like "Now." I dare anyone ...

The Band’s All-Star Farewell Banquet

Report and Interview by Richard Cromelin, Waxpaper, 1978

"FOR THE FILM, first of all, you have to do a thing which is called pre-dubbing, which is where you take your 24 tracks and ...

Van Halen's Back Door Rock'n'Roll

Profile and Interview by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Waxpaper, 1978


Elvis Presley, Hank Williams: Death in Hi-Fi or First Tastes of Tombstone

Overview by Nick Tosches, Waxpaper, March 1978

Music deaths are big news nowadays. It seems hardly an ish of Rolling Stone goes by when we aren't treated to a eulogy for a ...

Carlene Carter: Miss Carter Speaks

Interview by Nick Tosches, Waxpaper, June 1978

N.T.: What's Johnny Cash really like? ...

Plastic Bertrand: Ça Plane Pour Moi

Review by Steven X Rea, Waxpaper, August 1978

The Intricate, Tongue-Twisting Babble That Is Plastic Bertrand ...

Can, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream: Techno-Rock: Six Teutons And What Do You Get — A Programmed Sequencer And The Doppler Effect

Overview by Jeff Walker, Waxpaper, September 1978

IN JAPAN, LOCAL bands copy both the look and sound of Western rockers – an imitative art form which thrives while the fans wait for ...

Dean Martin: Once In A While

Review by Nick Tosches, Waxpaper, October 1978

God created Dean Martin in his own image, then stood back ...

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