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Andy Gill, RIP

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On February 1, 2020
The leader of the great band Gang of Four is dead, only 64 years old. It’s hard to overstate the importance of this band. Not only were they critical to the punk scene, but their politics and the way they integrated those beliefs into the music were among the best ever seen in rock and […]

Glenn Frey, RIP

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On January 18, 2016
Glenn Frey is dead. It’s a hard January for fans of aging rockers. The Eagles are about as polarizing as any band in rock history. Yet I am oddly indifferent. I find The Eagles pretty listenable but don’t own any of their albums. If a song comes on, I don’t go full Lebowski and get […]

Greil Marcus

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On March 5, 2015
I was going to try and write a proper review of Greil Marcus’ new book The History of Rock N’ Roll in Ten Songs for the blog. But I found myself having not a lot to say about it. Mostly, I thought Marcus’ over the top writing style and tendency to mythologize rock pioneers took […]
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