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Real Life Rock Top 10 (03/09)

1. Cat Power, Dark End of the Street (Matador)
Six numbers left over from Jukebox, her deadly covers collection from 2008, and with every song here—most deeply with Brendan Behan’s “Ye Auld Triangle”—the slow ache of Chan Marshall’s voice comes through like a promise that might take her a lifetimes to keep. 1,339 more words

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Notes on the Life & Death and Incandescent Banality of Rock 'n' Roll (08/92)

There’s an image of present-day rock ‘n’ roll that I’ve been unable to get out of my head since I first bumped into it on MTV a few years ago. 6,256 more words


Introduction to Stanley Booth's 'The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones' (2012)

At the end of this book, in an afterword written sixteen years after The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones was first published, which was fifteen years after the events that the book recounts, Stanley Booth names his ‘stylistic heroes.’ First there’s Jack Kerouac, then Vladimir Nabokov, Evelyn Waugh “and—most of all—Raymond Chandler. 1,609 more words

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