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Blender ♥ Erik

There’s a 4-star review of Erik Davis’ Zeppelin book in the May issue of Blender, by Steve Kandell. “While the books in Continuum’s long-running 33 1/3 series generally cast classic albums in a personal, anecdotal light, this volume deconstructs cock-rock’s most inscrutable magnum opus as a collision of music and magick. Though Jimmy Page’s Aleister […]

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No defeat, baby…

At Christmas a few months ago, my Dad cheerfully announced that one of the songs we’ll be listening to at his funeral – he’s 83 next month, but in good health – is “No Surrender” from Born in the USA. That should be fun, then. I’ve no idea what any of the other songs will

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Exile on Union St.

Bill Janovitz will be reading from his brand new book about Exile on Main St. on Thursday April 21st, at 7.30pm. After the reading, Bill’s band Crown Victoria will perform. The whole event is being put together by Newtonville Books in Newton, MA but the event itself is taking place in the Attic Bar at

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I’m a bit surprised that it’s taken this long for a book in the series to consist mainly of an extended interview with the creator(s) of the album in question. Maybe it’s because the musicians don’t have much to say; or they don’t want to lower themselves to the level of these books and their

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It’s still murder

I’m happy that people are still saying nice things about Joe Pernice’s book, 18 months after it came out. This is a clip from a recent review in which sums it up pretty well. (And watch this space for the possible movie adaptation of Joe’s book…) Pernice’s novella touches on all the fundamentals of

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