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John Oswald

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Killer Riffs: A Guide to Parody in Popular Music

Essay by Simon Reynolds, Pitchfork, 19 October 2016

From the Residents' freakish Beatles sendups, to Spinal Tap's meta-metal escapades, to the gastronomic goofs of "Weird Al", a chronicle of those who have turned ...

John Oswald: Rites of the Living Dead

Profile and Interview by Simon Reynolds, The Wire, December 1995

Following the death of Jerry Garcia, John Oswald's Grayfolded, a digital reworking of the Grateful Dead's 'Dark Star', has assumed new, ghostly qualities. ...

John Oswald/The Grateful Dead: GrayFolded (Swell/Artifact S/A1969-1996)

Review by Andy Gill, The Independent, 12 October 1995

SOME DEADHEADS are already calling this the best Grateful Dead record ever; it's certainly the most monumental tombstone imaginable for Jerry Garcia, an utterly convincing ...

John Oswald: Plunderphonics 69/96 (Fony)****

Review by David Stubbs, Uncut, August 2001

Sample Minded… Sampladelia run rampant from the USA ...

John Oswald: The Man Who Stole Michael Jackson's Face

Profile and Interview by David Gans, Wired, February 1995

John Oswald creates new works from existing sonic materials. His Plunderphonic got him in trouble with the copyright police. (It also got him gigs with ...

The Grateful Dead: Europe ’72, Hundred Year Hall, Grayfolded 1969-1996 (with John Oswald)

Review and Interview by Jon Savage, MOJO, December 1995

Far out, too much: people still sneer at The Grateful Dead, using these phrases as a kind of sardonic shorthand to dismiss high-‘60s ideals. But ...


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