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Dave Thompson


Wednesday, December 11 2013

Waters and Pink Floyd, Brick by Brick by Tantalizing Brick

It takes a complex writer to capture the complexity of Roger Waters, and to shine light on what we admire and dislike about this musical genius.

Sunday, October 2 2011

Oh! You Pretty Things: 'Children of the Revolution: The Glam Rock Story 1970-75'

Dave Thompson (Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell: The Dangerous Glitter of David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Lou Reed) knows his glitter, and he leaves no rhinestone unturned, here.

Thursday, August 4 2011

Poet, Punk and Shaman: 'Dancing Barefoot: The Patti Smith Story'

If you gave poet and mystic William Blake access to some electric guitars, the result would have sounded a lot like Patti Smith. Dave Thompson tells this story with a special focus on the height of her career in the '70s.

Thursday, January 7 2010

Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell: The Dangerous Glitter of David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Lou Reed

However unbalanced they may have seemed from time to time, these artists' interactions were definitely mutual exchanges.

Sunday, July 5 2009

London's Burning by Dave Thompson

Thompson writes of that singular year when punk when was really fresh, and only a select few, himself included, were on the scene when it was conceived.

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