Monday, 3 June 2013
MICK FARREN et al AT ROCK'S BACK PAGES
Feature of the Week
MRS. O'BOOGIE SPEAKS: An exclusive unpublished 1974 interview with Meltdown curator Yoko Ono by Caroline Coon. Plus Metal Mike Saunders reviews Yoko's forgotten classic Approximately Infinite Universe (Phonograph Record, 1973) and Mark Kemp reappraises her career to date (Option, 1992).
THE DEVIANT: Countercultural icon Mick Farren revisits Dylan's Blonde on Blonde (NME, 1976), mourns John Lennon (SoHo Weekly News, 1980) and considers the new cocaine epidemic (Trouser Press, 1982). Plus Charles Shaar Murray's foreword to Farren's brand-new anthology Elvis Died for Somebody's Sins But Not Mine...
THESE JUST IN: Greg Wilson on disco deity David Mancuso; Michael Gray on country's founding father Jimmie Rodgers; Heather Harris recalls the Rite of Spring riot; Larry Jaffee sees Robyn Hitchcock live in NYC and more new posts by RBP scribes…
PLUS ESSENTIAL LISTENING: Sheer delights from Dylan, the Deviants, Hawkind and more on this week's on RBP PLAYLIST ON SPOTIFY!
ON THE TRACKS: The late and legendary knob-twiddler Phil Ramone talks to Larry Jaffee about Bob Dylan and other famous clients (2003).
New in the RBP Library
"All that rap stuff, those people with their hateful faces, there's no fun in that for me…" – the Velvets' Moe Tucker to Max Bell (Vox, 1992)
PLUS pieces on…
• The Beach Boys (1965)
• The Mugwumps (1967)
• CSNY live (1970)
• The Dixie Flyers (1971)
• Hawkwind (1972)
• Dr. Feelgood (1975)
• The Rezillos (1978)
• J. Geils Band (1979)
• Romeo Void (1981)
• Rockin' Dopsie (1985)
• Beserkley Records (1987)
• Shonen Knife (1992)
• Pete Tong (1996)
• Idlewild (1998)
• Gabrielle (2001)
• Teenage Fanclub (2005)
• Dolly Parton (2008)
• Janelle Monáe (2010)
• Gillian Welch (2011)
• The Pretenders (2013)
• Fats Domino (2013)
. . . and OVER 40 MORE – SEE THE WEEK'S FULL LIST
In LIBRARY NEWS we welcome to the RBP roster Rock 'n' Reel contributor DAVID BURKE and the legendary VICKI WICKHAM, Melody Maker reporter turned manager of Dusty Springfield and Labelle…
In SUBSCRIBER NEWS we welcome CAMBRIDGE REGIONAL COLLEGE as a new group subscriber…
In SOCIAL NEWS, at next week's RBP Album Club, Lush luminary MIKI BERENYI plays and discusses Blondie's poptastic Parallel Lines with She-Bop goddess LUCY O'BRIEN…
PLUS! Coming up at the Album Club on July 11th: NICK HORNBY and NICK COLEMAN play and discuss the sensational 1976 debut by Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes…
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