Tag Archives: Rock ‘n Roll

Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | Cultural historian McNally takes readers on a long strange trip

For those who lived through the era and still care about issues of class, race, and gender, ‘Highway 61’ is the book to read about American music. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | September 16, 2014 [On Highway … finish reading Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | Cultural historian McNally takes readers on a long strange trip

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Michael James : Muddy Waters and James Cotton at the Fat Black Pussycat, 1963

Muddy Waters and James Cotton at the Fat Black Pussycat in Chicago, 1963. Photo by Michael James from his forthcoming book, Michael Gaylord James’ Pictures from the Long Haul. Pictures from the Long Haul: Muddy Waters and James Cotton  at … finish reading Michael James : Muddy Waters and James Cotton at the Fat Black Pussycat, 1963

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Ron Jacobs : Bob Dylan’s Biography of American Racism

Bob Dylan visits Rubin “Hurricane” Carter in prison, 1975. Image from Tumblr. Bob Dylan’s biography of American racism “Sometimes I think this whole world / is one big prison yard / Some of us are prisoners / and some of … finish reading Ron Jacobs : Bob Dylan’s Biography of American Racism

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MUSIC / Ron Jacobs : Punk, Politics, and the 1980s

Patti Smith, New York, circa 1976. Photo © Stephanie Chernikowski. Punk, Politics, and the 1980s Rock music historians and critics generally agree that punk was a reaction to the gaudiness of 1970s stadium rock and the creation of rock royalty … finish reading MUSIC / Ron Jacobs : Punk, Politics, and the 1980s

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Huw Beynon and Steve Davies : Bruce Springsteen Brings on the Wrecking Ball

Bruce Springsteen performs earlier this year with the E Street Band at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Mike Coppola / Getty Images.Bring on your wrecking ball:The politics of Bruce Springsteen Springsteen’s patriotism is a central … finish reading Huw Beynon and Steve Davies : Bruce Springsteen Brings on the Wrecking Ball

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MUSIC / Harvey Wasserman : A Transcendent CSN

From left, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and David Crosby. Photo by Darrel Ellis / Toledo Blade. Shamans of sound: A transcendent Crosby, Stills and Nash Hearing CSN’s standards reminds us boomers of a time and place, an era of history … finish reading MUSIC / Harvey Wasserman : A Transcendent CSN

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MUSIC / Ron Jacobs : A ‘New Kind of Lonely’

Bohemian hoedown:A New Kind of Lonely I See Hawks In LA create music that might best be described as a twenty-first century manifestation of that high lonesome sound first introduced to the world by Bill Monroe. By Ron Jacobs | … finish reading MUSIC / Ron Jacobs : A ‘New Kind of Lonely’

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Rag Blog : Don’t Forget to Feed Your Head!

Art by Jim Franklin; poster by James Retherford / The Rag Blog.‘Feed Your Head’ on April Fool’s Day:Legendary Austin Bands at Rag Blog Bash Go to the Facebook “Feed Your Head!” event page. “Old Skool” will be in session on … finish reading Rag Blog : Don’t Forget to Feed Your Head!

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BOOKS / Mariann G. Wizard : Jonah Raskin’s ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Women’

Portraits of a Generation:Jonah Raskin’s Rock ‘n Roll WomenBy Mariann G. Wizard | The Rag Blog | March 14, 2012 [Rock ‘n’ Roll Women: Portraits of a Generation, by Jonah Raskin (Santa Rosa, CA: McCaa Books, 2012); Paperback, 40 pp.] … finish reading BOOKS / Mariann G. Wizard : Jonah Raskin’s ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Women’

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Rag Blog : ‘Feed Your Head’ on April Fool’s Day!

Art by Jim Franklin; poster by James Retherford / The Rag Blog.‘Feed Your Head’ on April Fool’s Day:Legendary Austin Bands at Rag Blog Bash Go to the Facebook “Feed Your Head!” event page. “Old Skool” will be in session on … finish reading Rag Blog : ‘Feed Your Head’ on April Fool’s Day!

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MUSIC / Jan Reid : The ‘Old Mad Joy’ of the Gourds

Image of The Gourds from thegourds.com.Old Mad Joy:No Last Waltz for the Gourds ‘Most bands grow out of rock and roll when they get to be our age,’ Russell told me with a laugh. ‘We’ve done everything kind of backward.’ … finish reading MUSIC / Jan Reid : The ‘Old Mad Joy’ of the Gourds

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Paul Buhle : Pekar and Kupferberg were Oblique Jewish Intellectuals

Harvey Pekar (left) in 2003, and Tuli Kupferberg in 1968. Photos from Getty Images / Forward.Harvey Pekar and Tuli Kupferberg:They looked at the world from an oblique angle By Paul Buhle / The Rag Blog / July 28, 2010 See … finish reading Paul Buhle : Pekar and Kupferberg were Oblique Jewish Intellectuals

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