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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Todd Rundgren

Earlier today (as I write this), I found myself greeted by a series of requests for me to write about the case for induction for Todd Rundgren, expressed with a sense of frustration and irritation that he had not been … Continue reading

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Only Pieces Of The Night

I liked power pop, at least one segment of it, long before I knew what power pop was. Among my favorite bands of the post-grunge era, the time I came of age as a fan of music, were Toad & … Continue reading

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Notes From The Underground

As I was reading Our Band Could Be Your Life [1], I started realizing that I too had been part of the underground independent music scene without being the slightest bit aware of it, in at least three separate ways. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Secret History of Rock

The Secret History of Rock:  The Most Influential Bands You’ve Never Heard, by Roni Sarig This book provides a compelling and worthwhile history of Rock & Roll that is at various times inspiring, appalling, and informative.  As a fan of … Continue reading

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A Look At My Library List II

Like my previous look at my library list [1], I thought it worthwhile to explain the sort of books I am reading to show some of the research topics I am exploring and some of the book reviews that (hopefully) … Continue reading

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Book Review: So You Wanna Be A Rock & Roll Star

So You Wanna Be A Rock & Roll Star, by Jacob Slichter You may not know this literate rock & roll drummer by name, or even the name of his band, Semisonic, but if you were listening to the radio … Continue reading

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Power Pop Tragedies And The Search For Obscure Music History

Sometimes, as someone interested in obscure and arcane music history, one wishes that one could re-write the story of a band to give them the sort of ending they deserve.  Though I have commented on my interest in music history … Continue reading

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