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Mark Petracca

Dusty Wright is a pseudonym for Mark Petracca
Mark Petracca
Mark J. Petracca (AKA Dusty Wright) is the owner/co-founder of the smart culture site, a contributor to The, and former editor-in-chief of Creem and Prince's New Power Generation magazines as well as a writer of films, fiction, and music. He is also a singer/songwriter who has released four solo CDs, and a member of the folk-rock quartet GIANTfingers. And before all of this he was a William Morris agent.

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The Blue Nile

Interview by Mark Petracca, Cover, March 1990

A Scottish trio melts into a river of bittersweet perfume... ...

Lloyd Cole: The Bard Who Conquered New York

Interview by Mark Petracca, Cover, October 1991

LLOYD COLE is a cheeseball. Plain and simple. How else do you account for strings (!) on his second release, Don't Get Weird On Me, ...

Soundgarden: Nitro Grunge From Garage Heaven

Interview by Mark Petracca, Cover, January 1992

SO THERE I was in all my silly repute. Yet another late night rock and roll escapade. Same setup: Introduce the magazine, ask some questions, ...

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Nick Cave: The Tunes They Are A Changin'

Interview by Mark Petracca, Cover, April 1992

They say he is a brooding auteur. A madman. A shaman. Yet, those who say those things have often held him in such high regard ...

Tori Amos

Interview by Mark Petracca, Entertainment Weekly, 1993

THE LAST PERSON you'd expect pumping the stair master at your local "Y" would be Tori Amos, but lo and behold, there she was in ...

Prince: The Land of Paisley

Report and Interview by Mark Petracca, Creem, January 1993

As I reach the threshold of the mighty warrior, i feel a shudder pass through me. My self-worth is at stake. My shoes are too ...

Ice-T and Andrew Dice Clay: Ice and Dice

Interview by Mark Petracca, Creem, June 1993

No, not just another Friday the 13th film. Just a state of mind. ...

Robert Plant: Ramble On

Report and Interview by Mark Petracca, Creem, September 1993

ROBERT PLANT, looking very fresh with only 27 years of rock 'n' rolling under his belt and leather jeans, is seated in the lone hotel ...

Buzzcocks: The Buzzcocks' Pete Shelley (2007)

Interview by Mark Petracca, Rock's Backpages Audio, 2007

The Buzzcocks' frontman looks back at the formation of the band with Howard Devoto, and at Devoto's subsequent exit; talks about himself as a songwriter and looks at his subsequent solo career.

File format: mp3; file size: 41.2mb, interview length: 44' 52" sound quality: *****

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