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A Conversation With Jody Stephens: The last surviving Big Star member speaks on the band’s early days, his eclectic post BS career, and why he hates “Guitar Man” by Bread

I dialed the number he left me, only to be stopped short by a voicemail message. Was it perhaps too good to be true that Jody Stephens, the legendary drummer and last surviving member of perennial power pop gods Big… Continue Reading →

“I Like To Think That We’re Still Free” NYC’s Most Prolific Drummer Linda Pitmon On Playing With Her Heroes And Staying Creative In The Post Apocalypse

Without a doubt the most prolific and well-connected drummer in what remains a vibrant New York City music scene (despite what the other sites will tell you), Linda Pitmon has collabed with everyone from Sleater Kinney and REM members in… Continue Reading →

Fixing Paul McCartney’s Solo Career

Look, the early solo years of the four Beatles didn’t have to be a competition. In the free-thinking, flower power spirit of that time the formerly fabz could have collaborated on and complimented one another on their early forays into… Continue Reading →

The Madcap Rated, Complete Syd Barrett Volume 9: “Pow R. Toc H.”

“Pow R. Toc H.” by Pink Floyd, Released August 5th, 1967 Has there ever been a more unlikely pioneer of something than Syd Barrett and his early use of beatboxing? And by “early” we mean “1967”, nearly a full decade… Continue Reading →

Delia Derbyshire: War Sounds and Lampshades

Mixing mathematics and sound was Delia Derbyshire’s goal. This petite Englishwoman with librarian looks and otherworldly auditory abilities achieved her goal.  A true musical genius, Delia, “The Sculptress of Sound”, was the brains and the loop master of the original… Continue Reading →

George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass: The Biggest Fuck Up Of The Classic Rock Era

  We will kick things off here by stating this: George Harrison’s post-Beatles mega-opus All Things Must Pass is easily one of the greatest albums ever conceived, searching and sublime, eternally warm and glowing, a pastoral epic that deftly dodges… Continue Reading →

Paul McCartney: Egypt Station

Sir Paul seems to garner increasing popularity (once again) over recent years – A genuine acclaim for what he’s doing today, without any tongue-in-cheek irony.  And deservedly so.  Carrying himself with a sense of decorum, (but never too serious), he… Continue Reading →

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