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Hello People: The Hello People: Fusion (Real Gone Music, 2013)

Review by Gene Sculatti, (Real Gone Music), 2013

IN THE HEYDAY of '60s and '70s pop, humanity's diversity was on display everywhere. There were People's Choice, Rupert's People, Ceylib People, just plain People, ...

Led Zeppelin: Close The Door, Put The Light Out… Led Zeppelin: In Through The Out Door (Swan Song)

Review by Geoff Barton, Sounds, 1 September 1979

YOU'RE PROBABLY not interested in our problems, but I think an explanation is in order as to why Sounds is carrying a review of the ...

New York Dolls: Oh, Those New York Dolls

Report and Interview by Anne Moore, Valley Advocate, 3 October 1973

LOS ANGELES – The New York Dolls are waiting to play a gig. The dressing room is crowded with well-wishers, friends, and groupies, this generation's ...

Jesse Winchester: An Appreciation

Obituary by Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 14 April 2014

FOR 10 YEARS, from 1967 to 1977, Jesse Winchester couldn't set foot in the United States, the nation where he had lived until he was ...

Eric Clapton, Todd Rundgren: Legendary Guitar: The Saga of Eric Clapton's Famous Fool SG

Report and Interview by Steven Rosen,, 16 April 2008

THE STORAGE CLOSET in Todd Rundgren's Mink Hollow Road studio was closed. But it wasn't locked. Big difference. If there were anything of value in ...

Richard Thompson Goes to Camp

Report and Interview by Charles Bermant, No Depression, 6 April 2012

RICHARD THOMPSON is messing with the standard performer/audience equation in two ways this year. There was his participation in the Cayamo Songwriters' cruise in February, ...

Hot Chip: The League of Very Ordinary Gentlemen

Profile and Interview by Dorian Lynskey, Spin, February 2008

Everybody seems to love Hot Chip's catchy, endearing dance pop. But are these bookish Brits ready to love everybody back? ...

Sparks Are Getting Their Revenge on North America

Profile and Interview by Steven R Rosen, Rock's Backpages, 6 November 2013

NOTE: A different version of this story appeared at ...

Hall & Oates: Blue-eyed Soul For The Masses

Interview by Lita Eliscu, Phonograph Record, September 1976

NEW YORK — In this world cluttered with singer-songwriter-performers and other hyphenated musical creations, into this electronic, technologic, upheaving miasma of pure and impure sounds ...

dBs, The: America First: Seasoned Native Sons Follow Their Own Muse: The dB's

Interview by Ira Robbins, Musician, December 1984

"THERE'S NOTHING WRONG with honest American music," says Peter Holsapple, guitarist, keyboard player and main songwriter of the dB's. He goes on to cite Elvis ...

Spirit: Spirit of '76

Review and Interview by Paul Lester, Uncut, March 2004

1975 double concept LP from Randy California's hippie-era West Coast legends — available for the first time on CD with original vinyl's full gatefold artwork. ...

Captain Beefheart, Ry Cooder, Randy Newman: Ry Cooder

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 9 December 1972

On himself, BEEFHEART and RANDY NEWMAN — and backing JAGGER by remote control. ...

Jesse Winchester: The Only Fools On The Road Tonight Are The Fools On The Midnight Bus

Interview by Andy Childs, ZigZag, November 1976

"THE NEXT NUMBER is by a songwriter who we really like... his name's Jesse Winchester". (A liberal smattering of applause). "Great... you like him too!" ...

New York Dolls: Hairspray and Hard Drugs: The New York Dolls

Retrospective and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, January 1995

The Stones in drag, the proto-Sex Pistols, Aerosmith's role models, Morrissey's mad aunts. What were the legendary New York Dolls about, other than leather, leopardskin, ...

Jim O'Rourke: The Backpages Interview: Jim O’Rourke

Interview by Djuna Parnes, Rock's Backpages, 8 December 2001

IS HE THE Ryan Adams of the alternative-to-the-alternative axis? Or just the Beck of the avant-avant-garde? For ten years, Jim O'Rourke has worked with everyone ...

Todd Rundgren: Something/Anything?: 30 Years On

Interview by Rob Steen, unpublished, December 2001

I RANG TODD in his Maui studio in December 2001, while he was remixing Something/Anything? for 5.1 Surroundsound. ...

Laura Nyro

Retrospective by Paul Lester, Uncut, July 1997

"This sorrow is so deep that I really can't help myself. Somehow I think she knew that we loved her as if she was our ...

Jesse Winchester

Profile and Interview by John Tobler, NME, 5 June 1976

CERTAIN QUALITIES seem to be needed for a musician to become a hero to the man in the street who buys a lot of records ...

Sparks: Nouveau Riche Sweet Young Brats Strike Sparks

Interview by Nick Kent, NME, 25 May 1974

TALK ABOUT BEING short changed! The way I heard it, these Sparks whizz-kids take great pride in escorting the press cognoscenti to the finest hostelries ...

The Beatles, Ringo Starr: Who The Hell Does RINGO STARR Think He Is?

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Q, June 1992

He was The Lovable One who cracked his daft mop-top jokes for The Queen. The Fab With The Big Nose who you could take home ...

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