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The Runaways

The First Queens of Rock

AUTHOR EVELYN McDONNELL SORTS THE MUSIC FROM THE MYTHS TO TELL THE “REAL STORY OF THE RUNAWAYS” By Suzanne Rush The band that spawned one of rock’s most durable female icons was born in a suburban rec room in grea...
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Iggy Pop fronts the Stooges at Brussels Summer Festival, 2012. Photo by Eddy Berthier.

Total Chaos

In Total Chaos: The Story of The Stooges as Told by Iggy Pop, the punk icon reveals the almost unbelievable tale of the band he founded By Harvey Kubernik Third Man Books has just published a gorgeous coffee table volume on one...
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Little Dutch Story

The Little Dutch Story

SOLVING THE CASE FOR THE MYSTERIOUS GARAGE SALE FIND By Lance Barresi In mid-2013, my pal and fellow garage sale die-hard, John Miner, came by Permanent LA and told me about a couple of records he picked up on a whim at a rando...
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Keith Emerson, 1992. PHOTO: Gorupdebesanez

Ode to Emerson & Lake

On the passing of two of the 1970s’ most influential, progressive rockers in 2016: ELP’s Keith Emerson and Greg Lake By David C. Kephart Since it is true that an extraordinary number of well-known public figures pas...
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Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Now Out with New Mixes in Stereo and 5.1 Surround Audio; Expanded Version with Previously Unreleased Session Recordings, & Special Packaging  By Harvey Kubernik “Sgt Pepper’s was the perfect album to absorb while being...
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Jeremy-Spenser

Jeremy Spencer Returns

THE ORIGINAL FLEETWOOD MAC BLUESMAN IS BACK WITH A NEW ALBUM AND TOUR by Sam Epstein~ The last time Jeremy Spencer was scheduled to play with Fleetwood Mac at the Whiskey in 1971 is the stuff of legend. He stepped out for a smo...
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Rough Trade Spencer Hickman

Last Shop Standing

Record Store Day’s Documentary Tracks The Rise, Fall And Survival Of The Record Store By Michael Sigman wenty years ago, the UK boasted a thriving record-store culture, with over 2200 indie shops and as many as three on a sin...
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San Diego

SPANISH FOR HEAVY PSYCH? by Lance Barresi~ Ever feel like bands that get tagged with the PSYCH descriptor just aren’t very psychedelic? Or heavy? Or any good at all? Well, have I got news for you! There’s a whole scene of H...
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The Velvet Underground

AT THE TIME OF IT’S RELEASE, THE VELVET UNDERGROUND DIDN’T EVEN CRACK THE TOP 200 — 45 years later it’s being honored with a six-disc super-deluxe edition by Richie Unterberger~ Of the four studio albums the Vel...
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