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Derek Shelmerdine: Rock ‘n’ Roll Unravelled

November 6, 2016

DCA Rock ‘n’ Roll 2016 Wood for the trees: conceptualization of trivia and contextualization of rich but motley tapestry of popular music. Although omnipresent culture-related quizzes on the web may look like an edge case when it comes to testing … Continue reading

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Judy Dyble with Dave Thompson: An Accidental Musician

August 24, 2016

Soundcheck Books 2016 Completing her comeback into collective conscious, former “lost lady of folk” finds the courage to go down memory lane and make it a highway to the future. A footnote in the history of British popular music: that’s … Continue reading

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Martin Popoff: Kickstart My Heart – A Mötley Crüe Day By Day

August 4, 2016

Backbeat Books 2015 Bad boys’ illustrious saga in its gory glory detail – reeling in the years without weaving their collective hair in a yarn.  Artists tend to undermine this author’s efforts by continuing to build their chronology after Martin Popoff … Continue reading

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Andy Powell with Colin Harper: Eyes Wide Open

April 24, 2016

Jawbone Press 2015 No easy road behind him and blue horizon in front of him, WISHBONE ASH mainstay casts a glance back to tell a story of war and peace, and life itself. It’s easy to see as a one-dimensional … Continue reading

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Hog Fever – An Ear Movie

April 11, 2016

Ear Movies 2015 Post-modern “Easy Rider” gets an aural overhaul, with Kevin Godley and Terence Stamp getting under the listener’s skin. It’s a disease all right, the allure of those shiny beasts called bikes, a high-octane love affair. But if … Continue reading

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