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Marshall Crenshaw: Still Likes Girls... and 11 Others

Interview by Laura Fissinger, Creem, October 1987

Sorry, Aretha, but maybe there is such a thing as too much respect. Since his pop-heaven debut LP in 1983, Marshall Crenshaw has been bowed ...

Bob Dylan, Eric Weissberg: Blood on the Tracks: Dylan Looks Back

Report and Interview by Larry Sloman, Rolling Stone, 21 November 1974

NEW YORK — It looked like old times at Columbia's A&R Studio September 16th. John Hammond Sr. was there, Phil Ramone was working the board. ...

We Have the Power: A novice’s passport to the glorious sonic world of Power Pop

Guide by William Higham, Rock's Backpages, 5 May 2001

"Power pop is what we play. What the Small Faces used to play and the kind of pop the Beach Boys played in the days ...

XTC: Andy Partridge

Interview by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, May 2007

OF ALL THE bands thrown up by the Punk insurgency of 1977 (30 years ago today, folks! Get your Sergeant Leper facemasks here!), XTC were ...

Ian and Sylvia: Northern Journey

Retrospective by Colin Escott, Goldmine, 8 July 1994

IF YOU came through the '60s intact, you remember at least one Ian and Sylvia song, 'Four Strong Winds', even if you don't remember it ...

Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, New York Dolls: Trash: The Story of the New York Dolls

Retrospective and Interview by Kris Needs, Sounds, 25 June 1977

THE ONE gig I'm never ever gonna forget happened in early 1974 at the opening night of the Rainbow Room on the sixth floor of ...

David Bowie: Fleeting Moments In A Glamorous Career

Report by Ron Ross, Phonograph Record, October 1972

WITH NOT SO much as the Ed Sullivan Show, Shindig or Hullabaloo, a Winky Dink screen or a fifth-Spider like Murray the K to add ...

Led Zeppelin: I Was There: Nostalgic Recollections From Led Zeppelin's 1979 Shows at Knebworth

Book Excerpt by Dave Lewis, Then As It Was (Tight But Loose Publishing), August 2009

FOR THE THOUSANDS of fans who converged on Hertfordshire over the first two weekends of August 1979, Led Zeppelin at Knebworth was more than a ...

XTC: Senses Working Overtime

Retrospective and Interview by Pete Paphides, Word, The, April 2004

When the police found him howling at the moon in a mud-stained Santa suit after calling his mother the worst word imaginable, it was another ...

Caught With His Trousers Down: The Ira Robbins Interview

Interview by Steven Ward, rockcritics.com, May 2001

IF ANYONE OUT there has a million dollars and wants to start a music magazine, please let Ira Robbins know about it. ...

Prince: A Second Coming Thru Purple Haze

Report by Barney Hoskyns, NME, 2 April 1983

A MONTH ago, in Minneapolis, mecca of absence, I had time on my hands – all over my body, actually – to consider the idea ...

Remember Those Fabulous Seventies? A Musical Stroll From Woodstock To Punk-rock

Overview by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, January 1980

The best characterization of rock'n'roll's third decade is that of 10 years spent revising, refining and recalling the music of the '60s. While '50s bands ...

The Flamin' Groovies

Profile by John Tobler, Blank Space, 1978

"HOW DO these punks stop the bleeding when they stick pins through their flesh?" enquired a somewhat bemused Cyril Jordan, spending a fast three days ...

Bad Religion Try To Sell Out

Interview by Roy Trakin, Addicted To Noise, 1996

YOU COULD SAY Bad Religion have something to prove. The veteran L.A. punk band are survivors of the West Coast's second great wave, the early ...

Give Up The Day Job!: Scribes turned Stars, Poachers Turned Gamekeepers!

Guide by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, 12 April 2002

This week, a propos of nothing in particular – the new Pet Shop Boys album, perhaps? – we consider the careers of the many ...

Phil Spector: Back to Monomania! The Legend of Phil Spector

Retrospective by Ed Doheny, Rock's Backpages, October 2001

THE WORD IS THAT Cameron Crowe and Tom Cruise are set to make a movie about Phillip Harvey Spector, the greatest record producer in the ...

XTC: The X-Factor: Andy Partridge

Interview by Bruce Pollock, Guitar, January 1986

"WE CALL IT BILLY Bolts or Billy Bolt Upright. I just sort of sit up and become this person Billy Bolt. You lust get into ...

Wilko Johnson — To Hell And Back Via The M1 Caff

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, 3 June 1978

THE MARQUEE'S jammed up jelly tight; foot on foot, elbow in kidney, spilled drinks and apologies – or not, as the case may be – ...

The Flamin' Groovies: Flaming Groovies: A Thirteen Year Overnight Success Story

Profile and Interview by John Tobler, ZigZag, April 1978

"Right Cyril...left foot forward, two steps back, and then turn around...and when we've finished this old Ike and Tina Turner Review bit we'll go into ...

Neil Sedaka: The Tra-La Days Are Back

Profile by Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, December 1974

I DON'T NEED to refer to any books or charts to tell you that Neil Sedaka's ‘Breaking Up is Hard to Do’ was one of ...


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