Library Rock's Backpages

AUDIO: Robert Christgau (1982)

John Tobler, Rock's Backpages audio, 12 October 1982

Christgau talks about how he became a critic and about his record rating system; the nature of his writing and why he's collected it in his Record Guide; why he doesn't interview artists and the abuse he receives from them; the importance of Black music to American culture; why the '70s were great for rock; how music isn't just for the young; British pop vs. American rock; the future of the form and the wonders of the new hip hop.


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