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Please Kill Me!

Please Kill Me!

Please Kill Me and other books & projects by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain. Music, art, culture, fashion, poetry and movies - from the '60s through today.

8 articles

Peter Green: The End Of The Game (R.I.P.)

Memoir by Gary Lucas, Please Kill Me!, 3 August 2020

Peter Green, inheritor of Eric Clapton's spot in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, was, said B.B. King, "the only guitarist who gives ...

Inflatable Boy Clams, Pink Section: San Francisco Punk Pranksters: Pink Section, Inflatable Boy Clams

Retrospective and Interview by Richie Unterberger, Please Kill Me!, 19 August 2020

Influenced by the punk scene centered at Mabuhay Gardens, and the fun, bohemian spirit of a city that was, back then, an affordable place to ...

Brian Jones, The Rolling Stones: Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones

Film/DVD/TV Review by Gary Lucas, Please Kill Me!, 7 September 2020

The acclaimed guitarist Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart, Jeff Buckley, Gods and Monsters, Lou Reed, et al.) has long held a special flame for Brian Jones, ...

Malcolm McLaren: Jewish manager as professional troublemaker

Retrospective by Gary Lucas, Please Kill Me!, 13 October 2020

A new doorstopper-sized (900+ pages) biography of Malcolm McLaren by Paul Gorman got musician Gary Lucas thinking about one part of the former Sex Pistol/Bow ...

Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa: Don Van Vliet and Frank Zappa: Two Peas In A Misshapen Pod

Retrospective by Gary Lucas, Please Kill Me!, 14 January 2021

Guitarist Gary Lucas found himself smack dab in the middle of two of America's musical geniuses, Don 'n' Frank. Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa were ...

Gary Lucas, Arthur Russell: Vin Diesel, Arthur Russell and me

Memoir by Gary Lucas, Please Kill Me!, 30 March 2021

Mixmaster Arthur Russell meets wannabe rapper Mark Sinclair (aka Vin Diesel). What could possibly go wrong? That's what Gary Lucas thought when he brought these ...

Vivian Stanshall: Beyond The Bonzo Dog Band

Memoir by Gary Lucas, Please Kill Me!, 26 May 2021

Vivian Stanshall was the strikingly eccentric ringleader of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, often described as the UK's version of the Mothers of Invention. ...

Janis Joplin, Iggy Pop, Frank Zappa: Cancel Culture: Starring Iggy, Janis, Zappa & Others

Memoir by Gary Lucas, Please Kill Me!, 25 October 2021

Long before it became a conversation-stopping mantra of the extremist right wing, "cancel culture" visited rock 'n' roll on numerous occasions. Guitarist, deejay, scenemaker and ...

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