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Julie Panebianco

Julie  Panebianco

JULIE PANEBIANCO, as a teenager stuck in Fort Lauderdale Florida, edited the high school paper of all-girls school Madonna Academy and stuck David Bowie record reviews in when she could.  When catapulted to Boston University for college, a term paper on Oedipus led her to her first foray into the fervent local music scene.  Her first stories for the fanzine Boston Rock were Prince, in his only his underwear & a raincoat, "He was more scared than I was," and the Clash, who had embarked accidentally on a very long stint on Broadway — where she got hired by Kosmo Vinyl to help sell their t-shirts if she could see the entire run and interview the band in what is now regarded as pivotal moment in their history. She went on to write for Boston Phoenix,  Musician, Matter, NME, among others.  Julie kept doing interviews when she went to Warner Bros Records to help launch their Alternative Music Marketing department, recording interview records with the Replacements for their Pleased to Meet Me release (unedited interview just released as part of their deluxe box set)  & REM (Should We Talk About The Weather),  and where she also worked with New Order, Los Lobos and Hüsker Dü;  as an Alumnus also of A&M and Capitol Records A&R,  went on to work with artists like Swervedriver,  Beastie Boys (produced Tibet Freedom Concerts) & Luscious Jackson.  Julie combined music and politics and produced projects and events for Bono at (RED) + ONE + Clinton Foundation.  Now working at the Archive of Contemporary Music, which houses the largest collection of popular recorded music in the world, she and Courtney Love Cobain launched #FromHerToEternity, a project aiming to create a comprehensive permanent collection of all recordings, in all formats, by or participated in by women;  oral histories & profiles of woman as authors, performers, producers, engineers, managers, publicists, support staff, designers, photographers, and industry executives.

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Public Image Ltd.: Flowers of Romance (Virgin, import LP)

Review by Julie Panebianco, Boston Rock, 30 April 1981

FLOWERS OF Romance reminds me of this old Sid Caesar joke. He introduces a jazz musician as being "...on radar, to let us know if ...

The Clash, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, The Mo-dettes: The Clash: The Foul-Up

Report and Interview by Julie Panebianco, Boston Rock, 25 June 1981

THE LIGHTS dimmed. Dramatic Spanish bolero music from Clint Eastwood's For a Few Dollars More came on over the speakers, and the spotlights roamed from ...

David Johansen: Paradise, Boston MA

Live Review by Julie Panebianco, Boston Rock, 3 September 1981

DAVID JOHANSEN danced out into the audience at the Paradise dressed in a sparkle headband and a denim jacket with a likeness of Marilyn Monroe ...

Joe Ely, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Joe Ely: The Garden, Boston MA

Live Review by Julie Panebianco, Boston Rock, 3 September 1981

THERE IS always a part in a Tom Petty song when he knows he's got you, when he zeroes in and touches you. Like the ...

The Go-Go's, The Specials: Hey Hey! We're the Go-Go's!

Report and Interview by Julie Panebianco, Boston Rock, 1 October 1981

INSIDE SPIT, amid cans of Tab and boxes of equipment sat the Go-Go's looking... well, miserable. ...

The Raybeats Go On

Interview by Julie Panebianco, Boston Rock, 21 January 1982

IT REMINDS you of a movie. Doris Day goes, by accident of course, probably after a fight with Rock Hudson, to a party. In the ...

The Bush Tetras: Bush Tetras: Beatin' Around The Bush

Report and Interview by Julie Panebianco, Boston Rock, 18 March 1982


Toots & The Maytals: Toots and the Maytals

Interview by Julie Panebianco, Boston Rock, 20 May 1982

HE SEEMS overwhelmingly tired, huddled in the corner of the dressing room smoking a chillum. He is dressed like a champ: satin boxing shorts and ...

ABC: 'The Look of Love (Parts One, Two, Three & Four)' (Neutron, 12" EP)

Review by Julie Panebianco, Boston Rock, 7 July 1982

I HOLD IN my hand a record by a group with three letters: ABC led by FRY, Martin that is. His previous excursions into vinyl, ...

The Clash: Highways To Hell: Clash Clampdown U.S.A.

Report by Julie Panebianco, Boston Rock, 7 July 1982

IT'S SUMMER and the Clash are back, not on Broadway but on the radio. 'Rock the Casbah' is blaring out of car windows not just ...

ABC: Love For Sale

Report and Interview by Julie Panebianco, Boston Rock, 26 January 1983

THEY ABIDE by a Code of Gentlemen, wear elegant tuxedos or tweed, and shake hands limply. The women they desire are haughty and haunting; they ...

Culture Club: Kissing To Be Clever (Virgin, LP)

Review by Julie Panebianco, Boston Rock, 26 January 1983

THIS IS disco music with some reggae and soul thrown in. My God, I can close my eyes and see the flashing ultra violet lights, ...

Culture Club: Hey There, Georgie Boy...

Interview by Julie Panebianco, Boston Rock, 30 March 1983

THE PIANO lounge of Boston's Marriott Longwharf Hotel is imposing — sharp white walls and ledges surround ceiling-high glass windows, dramatizing the expanse of the ...

Nona Hendryx: None Have A Voice Like Nona

Profile by Julie Panebianco, Boston Rock, 5 July 1983

"SEXY." WBZ-TV's Joyce Kulhawik purses her lips together and pouts: "Provocative. Hot." Nona Hendryx shifts uncomfortably in her seat as the Live on Four camera ...

Keith Levene, Public Image Ltd: Keith Levene: The Bitterest PiL

Interview by Julie Panebianco, Boston Rock, 11 October 1983

THE URGENT guitar playing that cuts through the rumble of 'The Public Image Theme' isn't just the sound of a guitar going through an amp. ...

Jonzun Crew, New Edition, Maurice Starr: Michael Jonzun: Pack Jammin' from Roxbury to the Top Ten

Interview by Julie Panebianco, Boston Rock, 14 November 1983

AT THE END of the street on the top of a hill in Roxbury is a two-story, weather-beaten wooden house. The first floor windows are ...

Johnny Thunders: Diary Of A Lover (Jem); Hurt Me (New Rose, import)

Review by Julie Panebianco, The Boston Phoenix, 7 February 1984

JOHNNY THUNDERS' drug habit has been his brazen insignia since his days with the New York Dolls. In fact, he once led the notorious Junkies ...

The Replacements: On Maneuvers: The Replacements Land Behind Enemy Lines

Interview by Julie Panebianco, Record, January 1986

"SO DO you think the Replacements have a chance to be the most hated band in rock and roll?" — this from the mouth (some ...

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