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Jobriath – and the river flows on

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There’s not many legends left untruly unexplored these days… unexplored and unrevised, unrevisited, unreformed and un-please-retire-again-and-leave-us-alone-I-beg-you. One of the few that does still cling on, though, is Jobriath.  Or was.  But probably not for much longer. For forty years after …

NAMM 2014: A Look Back

by John M. Borack “Everybody’s a dreamer/everybody’s a star/and everybody’s in showbiz/it doesn’t matter who you are” – Ray Davies These prescient lyrics from the Kinks’ “Celluloid Heroes” could easily serve as something of a mantra for many attendees at …

Paink: French Punk Anthems 1977-1982

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Amid the teetering, tottering, swaying skyscrapers of punk rock compilations with which our ears have been safety-pinned back in recent years…. Amid the “let’s sell it one more time, just in case there’s a Himalayan goat-herder who was backpacking in …

The Crow Calls and You WILL Listen

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It steals in softly, slowly, almost unnoticed, like the creaking of an old rocker, or branches against the roof.  A voice as old as darkness, instrumentation that could have been taped any time in the last hundred years.  I heard …