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Still Gathering No Moss

With a 15-city North American tour beginning this Spring and a deluxe package re-release of Sticky Fingers in May, The Rolling Stones just keep on rolling By Harvey Kubernik The Rolling Stones will kick off their new 15-city No...
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Morrissey

Morrissey: Singular Triumph

PORTRAIT OF THE SOLO ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN By Elizabeth Street ~ Upon the departure of guitarist Johnny Marr just weeks before the release of, Strangeways Here We Come, The Smiths called it a day at the height of their populari...
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Los Lobos

Los Lobos

Chris Morris Writes the Book on a Great American Band By Michael Sigman On May 4, 1980, Los Angeles Reader music critic Chris Morris went to see punk heroes PiL (John Lydon’s post-Sex Pistols lineup) at the suitably seedy Oly...
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Record Player

Preserving Your Priceless Collection

What Is The Safest And Most Efficient Means Of Getting A Record Perfectly Clean? By Michael Baskin ou’ve just spent a hour or more pawing through the used bins at a record store, which may be 30 to 100 miles from home and, am...
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Magical Logic

BEA LAM AND LUKE MANLEY ARE THE “EARS” AND “BRAINS” BEHIND VTL by David Thomson~ Boring. That’s the term Bea Lam, Luke Manley’s better half at VTL, uses to describe her experience when listening to d...
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50 Years of Rubber Soul

Rubber Soul — the album that changed the musical world we lived in then, to the one we still live in today. —Andrew Loog Oldham By Harvey Kubernik Rubber Soul was the Beatles’ first release not to feature their name on th...
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The Wrecking Crew

During the 1960s, a group of Los Angeles studio musicians, known as “The Wrecking Crew,” recorded hits for the Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny and Cher, Jan & Dean, The Monkees, Mamas and Papas, Tijuana ...
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Break Even or Die Trying

BREAK EVEN OR DIE TRYING Or How to Run an Indie Record Label By Lance Berisis Running a record label in the 21st century is easy. Anyone with a trust fund can start his or her own imprint. In fact, I’m surprised more rich fol...
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Oscar Pettiford

Oscar Pettiford in Germany

KEEPING TIME WITH OSCAR PETTIFORD by Armand Lewis ~ During the swing era, the bass was rarely prominent in either performance or recording. Used almost exclusively to “keep time” and to maintain the rhythmic foundation behi...
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