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The Best Little Secrets Are Kept

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There wasn’t very much payoff for me when I spent the latter part of the 80’s and early 90’s listening to glam rock. In hindsight, building a fairly lengthy catalog of David Bowie, Lou Reed, and Marc Bolan on tape cassette twenty years after the original recordings were produced was probably no way to strike […]


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Unshattered

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Talking about his new album, Unshattered, I caught Peter Murphy on NPR not to long ago saying something to the effect of, “If this album doesn’t make me absolutely famous, I don’t know what will.” And with self assurance such as that, from a person with a 90’s landmark such as Deep under his solo […]


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Raw Poetry

The Book of Seth reviews Iggy and the Stooges’ seminal album Raw Power, and examines it’s long strange history (respectively including both Bowie and Iggy’s remixes). Of course, this is over three decades shy of the actually recording, but I don’t suppose anybody counts that far back, especially considering that the material is still being […]


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I See Grammy People

I had this bizarre dream last night. Jack White, looking more like a degenerate cousin doing a parody of a rock star than a real rock star, received an award with Loretta Lynn, who behaved more like a degenerate aunt hooked on pain killers than a bona fide legend of country music. And then Ellen […]


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15 Songs About Love and Hate

‘Been holding on to this one since I saw Ross do it some time ago. The first 15 songs shuffled from my iPod are as follows: No Dancing, Elvis Costello, My Aim Is True **** (Jungle Law), Love and Rockets, Love and Rockets Love Hater, OutKast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below Tell It to Your Heart, Lou […]


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