Tuesday, May 25 2010
Not long after Pete Seeger galvanized American progressives with folk music, and years before Bob Dylan brought social issues to the forefront of rock music, Johnny Otis was a "drum major for justice".
Tuesday, September 22 2009
Alec Wilkinson paints a simple picture of a combatant for social justice, an anti-materialist, a woodsman, a patriot, an environmentalist, a near 90-year-old with a fierce regard for even-handedness.
Tuesday, May 26 2009
Even at her worst, Cat Power is worthy of attention, a fact she has learned to respect. But it doesn't mean she wanted this book to be written.
Thursday, April 30 2009
As engineer Eddie Kramer laments, too many Hendrix recording sessions ended up as parties, with hangers-on, groupies, and various other revelers packed into the studio to witness the Hendrix magic.
Tuesday, April 21 2009
It seems like Einarson was more eager to include multiple perspectives, no matter how much they overlapped, than he was to craft a flowing narrative.
Sunday, April 5 2009
Ratliff eschews the typical trappings of routine biography to plumb more profound ideas of musical language, identity, and influence.
Wednesday, March 11 2009
Although the Viscaynes had disbanded by the time their music hit the airwaves, Stone had solidified his decision to continue pursuing a career in the music industry.
Monday, December 1 2008
As Randall thoroughly explores, Dusty Springfield's physical transfiguration and visual impact were only the tip of her transformation.
Thursday, November 6 2008
There is a significant amount of information about the Who, but it doesn’t tell an obsessive fan anything she doesn’t already know.
Tuesday, October 21 2008
"To all the crazy girls I loved before: thank you, but I'm just too tired now."