John Phillips
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Reviews // 2 Articles
//Features

The Best Re-Issues of 2007
18 Dec 2007 // 4:00 PM

From '60s soul to bluegrass and Krautrock to post-punk, PopMatters counts down the year's best re-issued albums.

Losing California
4 Oct 2007 // 4:59 PM

After the Mamas and the Papas, unheralded songwriter John Phillips released one perfect solo album before disintegrating into addiction and self-recrimination.

//Reviews

John Phillips: Many Mamas, Many Papas
7 Nov 2010 // 2:00 PM

John Phillips' efforts to revive his career in the 1980s are awkward and emotionally fraught, but surprisingly not awful.

John Phillips: Pussycat
14 Oct 2008 // 5:00 PM

Too obsessed with failure to be truly self-indulgent, Papa John's lost album, recorded in the mid-1970s with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, is full of sympathy for life's losers.

//Mixed media
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In Motion: On the Emptiness of Progress

// Moving Pixels

"Nils Pihl calls it, "Newtonian engagement", that is, when "an engaged player will remain engaged until acted upon by an outside force". That's "progress".

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