Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

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.

List of articles in the library by artist

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 ...

List of genre pieces

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 ...

back to LIBRARY