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Bob Mehr

Bob Mehr

Bob Mehr has been a reporter and critic covering music for The Commercial Appeal since 2006. His byline has also appeared in numerous national and international music magazines including SPIN, MOJO in the U.K. and German Rolling Stone, and his essays are regularly featured as part of CD reissues for labels like Rhino Records.

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Rickie Lee Jones: Bohemian Rhapsody

Interview by Bob Mehr, MOJO, July 2011

Fuelled by a bitter split with lover Tom Waits, scarred by spiraling addictions and underwritten by her traumatic childhood, Rickie Lee Jones' Pirates album took ...

The Replacements: The World's Most Unsatisfied Band

Retrospective and Interview by Bob Mehr, Spin, May 2008

Nearly two decades after the Replacements' strangely quiet demise, the gloriously ramshackle catalogue of one of American underground rock's defining bands gets a proper makeover. ...

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Arrow Brown: The Godfather of King Drive

Retrospective by Bob Mehr, Chicago Reader, April 2005

Arrow Brown wanted badly to be a player-he wore a black hat, packed heat even in church, and exploited a houseful of wives and concubines ...

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