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Best Of The Recoup: Thirteen Years In Urban Bohemia: A Conversation With The Dandy Warhols' Courtney Taylor-Taylor

For the past twenty years, Portland-based psych-rock band The Dandy Warhols have released a steady stream of psych-rock albums and the occasionally sugar-sweet, catchy psych-pop single. 3,949 more words

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Best Of The Recoup: Life Is Far Too Fast: A Conversation With Mike McCartney

When the mysterious McGough & McGear album appeared in 1968, it was a bit of a mystery. Sure,it was known that the two fellas who made it, Roger McGough and Mike McGear, were members of the comedy troupe The Scaffold, a trio that also included John Gorman. 5,079 more words


Best Of The Recoup: Serious Fun: A Conversation With The Knack's Berton Averre

I must confess, the very first single I bought was “My Sharona.” I bought it at Ben Franklin’s, and i bought it with money I’d gotten for my birthday. 2,719 more words

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Best Of The Recoup: Frank Black And The Catholics: I Don't Mind A Little Ear Damage

A few weeks ago, Cooking Vinyl released Frank Black And The Catholics: The Complete Recordings, a massive omnibus of Pixies frontman Black Francis‘ post-Pixies band. 1,040 more words

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Best Of The Recoup: Final Wild Songs: A Conversation With The Long Ryders' Sid Griffin

In the 1980s, Sid Griffin lead a band of merry country-rock gentlemen, known as The Long Ryders,  Blending rock and country with a little bit of punk sensibility and a dash of rockabilly, they concocted a sound that was strikingly different, ahead of its time, and surprisingly prescient of what would come in the decades since their split,  the alt.coutnry boom that gave us such great bands as… 1,777 more words

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Best Of The Recoup: People Used To Dream About The Future: The Story of A Girl Called Eddy

In 2004, punk label Epitaph‘s sister label Anti quietly released A Girl Called Eddy to very little fanfare. Her small fan base had been built earlier in the decade, when she released… 2,536 more words


Best Of The Recoup: Like A Jewel Curled Around Your Finger: The Story of The American Analog Set's Know By Heart

In 1996, I bought a record by an Austin band called The American Analog Set. I was intrigued by the album cover’s clean, clinical looking imagery, and once I got home I realized they were a keeper. 1,846 more words

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