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Robert Duncan

Robert Duncan

Robert Duncan was managing editor, at 22, of Creem. He'scontributed to Rolling Stone, Circus and Life and is author of four books, including The Noise. He's anthologized in Springsteen on Springsteen, appears in the Ticket to Write doc, and upcoming Boy Howdy! The Story of Creem, his poems have been published in the dada journal Maintenant, and he's been singer, songwriter, producer for half-a-dozen obscure records. He grew up in a Southern family in NY and lives outside SF with the artist and photographer Roni Hoffman.

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Aerosmith Beats the Clock! Wins Big Prizes!

Interview by Robert Duncan, Creem, December 1978

TEST TUBE TEEN TELLS ALL! ...

Allman Brothers Band, Dickey Betts: Rhett Butler After The Fall: Dickey Betts Brushes Himself Off...

Interview by Robert Duncan, Creem, March 1977

MY PERMANENT mental image of Dickey Betts comes from a photo taken on the last Allman Brothers Band tour, in which he has short hair, ...

Blondie, Wayne County & The Electric Chairs, The Dead Boys, The Dictators, Robert Gordon, Richard Hell, David Johansen, Mink DeVille, The Ramones, Michael Simmons & Slewfoot, Sylvain Sylvain, Talking Heads, Television, Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, Link Wray: New York Lights Up With Soggy Matches!

Overview by Robert Duncan, Creem, November 1977

A Consumer Guide To Rock's Last Drag by Robert Drizzle Duncan ...

Blue Öyster Cult: John Denver is God; Bruce Springsteen is God; Blue Oyster Cult is God!

Interview by Robert Duncan, Creem, January 1978

I HATE TO be the one to bring it all up again, but goddamnit, the '70s have to be dealt with. An ugly affair, to ...

David Bowie: Anthropomorphosis Was Never Like This!

Report and Interview by Robert Duncan, Creem, February 1978

OR Is David Bowie Really Billy Carter? ...

Chicago is Revolting!

Interview by Robert Duncan, Creem, February 1976

IT IS RARE that we review something that is not yet available for general consumption. But seeing as we've been getting sneak previews of it ...

Kiss: Pssst! Wanna Buy the Sistine Chapel?

Special Feature by Robert Duncan, Creem, March 1976

"Business art is the step that comes after Art... Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. During the hippie era people ...

Kiss: The Tongue Has It

Essay by Robert Duncan, Creem, February 1978

Dreams Realized, Generations Defined and KISS ALIVE! ...

Ted Nugent: Free-For-All (Epic)

Review by Robert Duncan, Creem, December 1976

ON BEING A MAN ...

Mike Oldfield: Hergest Ridge (Virgin)

Review by Robert Duncan, Creem, December 1974

WHERE'S THE movie? Mike Oldfield's latest opus, Hergest Ridge, needs a movie, a picture-book, something as badly as his highly touted first effort, Tubular Bells, ...

Queen's Freddie Mercury (1976)

Interview by Robert Duncan, Rock's Backpages Audio, February 1976

The fabulously flamboyant Queen frontman on 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and how it's gained them a new audience; on forming the band and getting established in the UK; on management problems and becoming more adept at business; on Queen's academic backgrounds and its blend of personalities; on his pleasure in their diverse audience; on the music press and criticism; on the 'Rhapsody' video, the band's live show and their songwriting.

File format: mp3; file size: 57.5mb, interview length: 59' 50" sound quality: ***

Todd Rundgren: Faithful (Bearsville)

Review by Robert Duncan, Creem, August 1976

DID YOU know that Keith Relf died? I didn't until last night. But I don't care. First of all, I didn't know the guy personally, ...

Todd Rundgren: Veg-o-Matic Into the Void

Profile and Interview by Robert Duncan, Creem, October 1975

I WOULD MUCH prefer Todd Rundgren had a squirrelly girlfriend – you know, one of those emaciated things that is always curled up cross-legged with ...

Boz Scaggs: Down Two, Then Left (Columbia)

Review by Robert Duncan, Creem, February 1978

SEEING AS how I hate Bloomingdale's with an untowards eccentric passion (due to the fact that they sell shitty shoes and dictate an intensely shallow ...

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes: Southside Johnny: Bisexual Artichoke?

Profile and Interview by Robert Duncan, Creem, August 1977

New Trends In Art Rock From New Jersey ...

Bruce Springsteen Is Not God (And Doesn't Want To Be)

Report and Interview by Robert Duncan, Creem, January 1976

UNDERSTAND. NEW Jersey has no baseball or football teams and half of it stinks. It used to be that if you were from Jersey and ...

Bruce Springsteen's Longest Season

Essay by Robert Duncan, Creem, April 1977

A love story for the whole family ...

The Tubes: Special Drug Report: GREEN — Every Day Is St. Patrick's Day!

Report by Robert Duncan, Creem, June 1976

WILLY HAS just returned from Los Angeles where he has found the perfect drug. Obsessional as he is on these jags of his, after several ...

Utopia: The CREEM Synthesizer Lesson

Guide by Robert Duncan, Creem, October 1975

NOW, BEFORE we begin with today's lesson, I would like to relate a few facts about the synthesizer's history and the men who so valiantly ...

Utopia: The CREEM Synthesizer Lesson, Part II

Guide by Robert Duncan, Creem, December 1975

FOR THOSE of you who were holding your breath, sorry the column didn't make it into last issue, but we did give you that massive ...

ZZ Top in Bulgaria

Report and Interview by Robert Duncan, Creem, October 1976

ZZ TOP IS sort of like Communism. Apparently there's about eight million of their fans out there but you can't really tell who they are ...

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