Music reviews covering the critical years of rock and roll from 1967 to 1973 by critic and band manager Michael Oberman.
The brilliance of Phil Ochs shines in this collection of his writings, reviewed by James Mann.
Rock publicist Howard Bloom dishes the dirt on the all the big names in entertainment with an insider’s eye for the absurd. Review by Carl F. Gauze.
Harold Eggers account of his life with Townes Van Zandt is equal parts hilarious…and haunting.
Vintage interviews with the triumvirate of guitar gods.
A coffee table book, detailing SRV’s early career with pictures, reminiscences, posters and original lyrics sheets overwhelms Carl F Gauze but is probably perfect for the obsessive fan.
Relive the decade no one claims to remember through this retrospective of Relix, a magazine that revolved around the Grateful Dead.
Veteran Rock and Roll Journalist Bruce Pollack rehashes all the significant songs and stories that led to the 1969 Woodstock Festival. Carl F Gauze is not impressed.
This expanded edition of Elliot Landy’s rock photography collection Woodstock Vision has Matthew Moyer thinking of heading up north to chop firewood with Garth Hudson.
In author Pete Blecha’s new examination of the gnarled roots of Seattle rock music, he posits that it all started with the slurred words “Louie Louie.” Scott Adams obviously approves.
Shelton Hull suspects Jimmy Page is pleased with this unabashedly unauthorized biography.
Nowhere does the line between Fantasy, Reality and Comedy blur more than in the music industry. Carl Gauze reports on the pseudonymous Mixerman’s journal of one album gone quite wrong. Or quite right, for the reader at home.
Did rock ‘n’ roll begin and end with classic rock? Has there been a single landmark rock album since 1978? Eric J. Iannelli went looking for answers in I Hate New Music , Dave Thompson’s blustery “classic rock manifesto,” but all he found was a man with questionable beliefs shouting at him.
The blues had a baby, and Art Tipaldi wrote a book about it. James Mann looks at the Children of the Blues.
Ever wondered where MP3’s come from, or how to get your music online? Mitch Gallagher reveals all in Make Music Now! James Mann plugs in.
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