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Monday, October 27 2014

I’m Rick James’ Bio, Bitch!

The majority of Glow is a blow-by-blow account of the drugs he took and the women he bedded. James either had a great memory, or he took remarkable notes.


Sunday, August 12 2012

Turn Up That Racket!

I always thought of adolescence as a time to reject my parents’ tastes. So why are my kids into music I listened to at their age?


Thursday, March 4 2010

Electric Purgatory: The Fate of the Black Rocker

Little Richard once proclaimed that "rhythm-and-blues had a baby", and their offspring was rock 'n' roll.


Wednesday, January 28 2009

Yesterday’s Dreams: Motown in the 1980s

The music of Motown's third decade does not quite deserve the close attention that the label's first two decades warrant, but even a cursory look at the label in these years reveals that things weren't all bad.


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