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Woodstock

Report by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, January 1994

Barney Hoskyns visits the idyllic Catskill mountain retreat colonized by The Band, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and fellow bohemians. ...

Sparks: Instant Darlings

Profile and Interview by Richard Cromelin, Rolling Stone, 30 January 1975

LOS ANGELES – It was several months ago in London that the disc jockey on Capitol Radio, BBC's commercial rival, was revealing the results of ...

Toro y Moi: Underneath The Pine (Carpark)

Review by Simon Reynolds, The Wire, February 2011

HAVE YOU noticed? Pop music sounds shit these days.  ...

Earth, Wind & Fire: How does he do it?

Report and Interview by Barry Cain, Record Mirror, 18 February 1978

Barry Cain doesn't know either ...

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? ...

Mr. Big (US): Mr. Big: The Name Says It All

Interview by Christine Natanael, Rock Scene, January 1990

MR. BIG... What's in a name, huh? Well, if you've got some of the best name in the biz, then plenty. ...

Curt Boettcher, Alex Chilton, Gene Clark, Elvis Costello, Dexys Midnight Runners, Dion, Fred Neil, Jack Nitzsche, Gram Parsons, Stooges, The, Hal Willner, Shuggie Otis: The Rock Snob's Dictionary: An Introduction

Book Excerpt by David Kamp, Broadway Books, February 2006

2021 AUTHOR'S NOTE: This was written in 2005 and does not entirely hold up today. (But most of it does.) ...

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, ...

The Seventies

Retrospective by Danny Baker, The Word, February 2004

"The Seventies' attitudes, cultures and repercussions are almost too incredible for a modern youth to imagine" By Danny Baker ...

Johnny Thunders: Go, Johnny, Go: Thunders' So Alone

Sleevenotes by Ira Robbins, Sire Records, February 1992

AMONG THE LIFETIME residents of abyssville are those rock'n'rollers whose faith in the liberating rebellion of mangy guitar music gets crossed up into a personal ...

Mercury Rev: A Long Strange Migration: Jonathan Donahue Talks

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, January 2005

RBP: What difference did it make working in your own studio for the first time? ...

DIG THIS! Fave Raves and Rabid Enthusiasms for February 2002

Review by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, February 2002

GIG OF THE MONTH ...

Motorhead: Don't Lemmy Be Misunderstood

Interview by Stuart Maconie, New Musical Express, 2 February 1991

Where would today's corpse-violating moshing madmen be without grebo gurus MOTORHEAD? Where indeed, cackles decent, fun-loving working class Tory and all-round smart geezer Lemmy and ...

Queen: Mercury Rising: The Queen Interview

Interview by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, 31 January 1976

AND SO IT CAME to pass that the Santa Claus single this Yuletide season was a spaghetti-melodrama of Love and Death, by that most British ...

Smashing Pumpkins: Fuck Off... We're From CHICAGO!

Interview by Nick Jones, Spiral Scratch, 9 January 1992

"ISN'T THIS where The Beatles grew up?" inquires Billy Corgan from the stage of the Underworld club in London's Camden Town. His 4-piece Chicago band ...

Cheap Trick, Fundamental Ache And The Concept Of Divine Effort

Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 10 February 1979

SINCE THE onset of 'serious' rock criticism in the late Sixties there seems, for the most part, to have been a parting of the ways ...

Grateful Dead

Report and Interview by Tom Hibbert, Q, January 1991

OUTSIDE THE Grugahalle, a monstrous concert erection in Essen, Germany, a bearded fellow bearing more than a passing resemblance to the young Charles Manson is ...

Elvis Costello: Elvis Army Is Here To Stay

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, NME, 27 January 1979

CHAPERONED in the back of a hire car, taking in the sights, partaking in entertaining chit-chat about the industry with fellow passengers, I shouldn't feel ...

New York Dolls: Dead End Kids On The Champs-Elysées

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, NME, 26 January 1974

"NOW JOHN LENNON... y'know, that song 'Gimme The Truth'?" The Dolls' David Johansen's cracked Brooklyn drawl appears from the side of his mouth while a ...

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 ...


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