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Words & Music

Words & Music was a monthly magazine published between 1971and 1973 in New York.

10 articles

David Bowie: Phallus in Pigtails, or the Music of the Spheres Considered as Cosmic Boogie

Essay by Ron Ross, Words & Music, July 1972

MIGHT ONE suggest that "the longer one studies life and literature, the more strongly one feels that behind everything that is wonderful stands the individual, ...

Randy Newman: Sail Away

Review by Mark Leviton, Words & Music, September 1972

Randy Newman deals with subjects and values that are all but forgotten in contemporary pop music, reflecting in his ironic, witty songs some profundities which ...

Van Dyke Parks: Discover America

Review by Mark Leviton, Words & Music, September 1972

Van Dyke Parks, surely one of the most inventive musical minds in the business, is definitely not for everybody. His first album Song Cycle came ...

Rod Stewart: Never A Dull Moment

Review by Mark Leviton, Words & Music, November 1972

ONE CAN ALWAYS COUNT on Rod for superb vocalizing, but his recordings sometimes slip because of the spottiness of the material, from marvelous to mediocre. ...

Rare Earth: White Brothers

Interview by Mike Jahn, Words & Music, April 1973

PETE HOORELBEKE and Gil Bridges of Rare Earth were walking down West 113th Street in Manhattan heading for a Greek restaurant called Symposium. Bridges scanned ...

Gordon Lightfoot on Songwriting

Retrospective and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, Words & Music, Winter 2003

ON AN UNSEASONABLY warm Thanksgiving, Gordon Lightfoot is in an uncharacteristically reflective mood, sipping coffee and looking back on a career that has produced every ...

Neko Case: The Singer and the Song

Profile and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, Words & Music, Summer 2006

FOR YEARS, Neko Case has been hailed as a siren, a honky-tonk angel with a stunning contralto described variously as "eerie," "luscious," "transcendent" and "the ...

Feist: Fantastic Feist

Profile and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, Words & Music, Summer 2007

TORONTO'S MUSIC Gallery is housed in St. George the Martyr Church, on the edge of a park and a stone's throw from Queen Street West. ...

Dan Hill: Coming Full Circle

Profile and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, Words & Music, Spring 2010

HE'S ONE OF Canada's most successful songwriters, an artist whose songs have topped the country and pop music charts around the world. As a composer, ...

Owen Pallett Has Something to Prove

Profile and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, Words & Music, Summer 2014

HIS WORK HAS won Grammys, JUNOs and an Emmy, and he's been nominated for an Oscar. He's an acclaimed solo artist, frequent collaborator with Arcade ...

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