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Iggy Pop: Where the Debris Meets the Sea: Iggy Pop and James Williamson in Kill City

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns,, September 2006

IGGY POP remains rock’s ultimate protopunk – the "world’s forgotten boy" who took the menace of the MC5 and the demonic danger of the Rolling ...

Basement Jaxx: Itchy and Scratchy: In Praise of the Basement Boys

Comment by Barney Hoskyns,, March 2007

BEING OF a certain (old) age, I’ve pretty much grown out of dance culture. If I’m really honest, I was already semi-alienated before the rave era ...

Warren Zevon: Keep Him In Your Heart: Swan Songs of the Late Great Warren Zevon

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns,, July 2007

LIFE'LL KILL YA, Warren Zevon sang in one of his most grimly humorous songs - and it did. The grotesque multiplication of cells we know ...

Björk: Losing My Origin: Björk's 20-Year Voyage Into the Musical Unknown

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns,, July 2007

I HAVE A ten-year-old son who loves OutKast and Kanye West but recoils in horror when I play favourite albums by Kate Bush or Mary ...

Sinead O'Connor

Interview by Alan Light,, July 2007

IT WAS PERHAPS the most shocking crash and burn in pop music history. With her 1987 debut, The Lion and the Cobra, 20-year-old Sinead O'Connor ...

James Taylor: One Man Band

Review by Barney Hoskyns,, November 2007

BACK IN THE protopunk wars of the early '70s, we were all supposed to revile James Taylor and his kind. "James Taylor Marked For Death," ...

Joni Mitchell: Shine

Review by Barney Hoskyns,, November 2007

JONI MITCHELL declared in 2002 that she was done with the music biz and would never, ever, make another album. I can't have been the ...

Patrick Adams: Disco's Secret Master: Patrick Adams

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns,, December 2007

NOTWITHSTANDING the splendid Hercules & Love Affair, Disco has precious few cult heroes. That once-reviled dilution of funk boasts its share of cult DJs and ...

Burial: Love Among the Ruins: Burial and the Poetics of Hoodie Dubstep

Comment by The Rev. Al Friston,, December 2007

IF I'M WRITING about dubstep, then it's officially over as a trend. I don't even know what dubstep is, and I'm not sure I need ...

Black Flag and All That: Joe Carducci's Enter Naomi

Memoir by Barney Hoskyns,, Winter 2007

THE RECENT PUBLICATION of Joe Carducci's moving and fascinating Enter Naomi: SST, L.A. and All That... (Wyoming: Redoubt Press) takes me back 25 years to ...

Underworld: Dubnobasswithmyheadman

Review by Barney Hoskyns,, 2008

NOT FOR NOTHING is the first track on this almost unpronounceable album called 'Dark & Long'. Almost all the tracks by this UK techno trio ...

John Lurie, Marvin Pontiac: Behind the Legend of the Legendary Marvin Pontiac: A Conversation with John Lurie

Retrospective and Interview by Wayne Robins,, 21 April 2008

BILLED AS THE posthumous music of a wilfully obscure musician named Marvin Pontiac, The Legendary Marvin Pontiac: Greatest Hits package came with a photo purported ...

Jimi Hendrix: Eddie Kramer on Jimi Hendrix's Valleys of Neptune

Interview by Ben Fong-Torres,, February 2010

EDDIE KRAMER'S credit on Valleys of Neptune is co-producer, along with Janie Hendrix (Jimi's sister) and John McDermott of Experience Hendrix, the company owned by ...

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