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Guide by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, February 2010
TODD RUNDGREN IS the Philadelphia-born whizzkid who could and should have been the biggest star of the '70s. Next month the man John Lennon referred ...
Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, 9 August 1997
On Todd's childhood and early musical adventures, culminating in the formation of The Nazz and a sudden immersion in the teen pop world; getting involved with Albert Grossman and the Woodstock scene, recording The Band and dressing up and taking acid: meeting the Sayles Brothers; working on Ritalin; the Concept for A Wizard, A True Star; building Secret Sound Studio in NYC and developing his recording techniques.
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Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, March 2003
It is 30 years since TODD RUNDGREN released the spellbinding A Wizard, A True Star. BARNEY HOSKYNS makes a case for it as The Best ...
Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, January 2012
TWO DAYS AFTER a throat-shredding three-night stand at London's Jazz Café, Todd Harry Rundgren seems relieved merely to be talking. Still sporting multi-coloured – black ...
Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, February 1998
HELLO, it’s him. ...
Review and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, November 1997
Challenged to re-record a number of his 'greatest hits' by a label which has tried the same experiment with Jimmy Webb and Alice Cooper ...
Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, February 2010
OUT INTO THE damp chill of a February night we came, the scattered legions of Toddheads – crossing fingers for transcendence, willing to settle for ...
Review by Barney Hoskyns, Spin, July 1999
"PSYCHEDELIA" has undergone some curious convolutions since its Haight-Ashbury heyday. For the most part, though, the hallucinogens have gone, leaving a purely musical residue - ...
Interview by Barney Hoskyns, cdnow.com, 2000
HAILING FROM unglamorous Swindon, 70 miles west of London, XTC were clever-clever new-wavers who quickly outgrew the late 70s punk scene and matured into purveyors ...
Review by Barney Hoskyns, Rolling Stone, 2 October 1997
PITY THE cerebral technicians of Stereolab, whose coolly subversive fusion of muzak and krautrock has for too long condemned them to the Critics Darling ghetto. ...
Review by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, March 2007
IF LOS ANGELES is the perfect place to fall in love with an album-as-road-soundtrack – as aural companion to the zen ebb and flow of ...
Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, unpublished, 1998
SO FEW AND FAR between are the live performances that have made any real impression on me that they stick out in the memory like ...
Guide by Barney Hoskyns, Harpers & Queen, 1998
TEN GREAT GLAM ROCK ALBUMS you cannot afford to live without... ...
Review by Barney Hoskyns, Observer, The, July 2003
BROADLY SPEAKING there are three kinds of British rock writers: boring ones, brash ones, and genuinely bright ones. Somehow it's typical of our anti-intellectual culture ...
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. ...
Sleevenotes by Barney Hoskyns, Capitol Records, October 2000
THE BAND had good reason to call their third album Stage Fright. On the eve of their live debut at Bill Grahams Winterland theater in ...
Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, January 2005
RBP: What difference did it make working in your own studio for the first time? ...
Book Excerpt by Barney Hoskyns, 'Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits' (Faber), December 2009
To celebrate Tom Waits' 60th birthday (December 9), I hereby offer the coda to my biography Lowside of the Road. An account of seeing the ...
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 ...
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 ...
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