Two Wonderful Books About Music: “Music A Subversive History” and “Pop Science”

I have read back to back two marvelous books about music. One is serious, one is a parody and both are delightful. “Music – A Subversive History” by Ted Gioiais a solid, erudite ... Continue Reading →

The Story of Music on Two Islands – Jamaica, Britain, Ska, Reggae and Punk – “Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records”

The film Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records is a tremendous slice into the history of reggae, which means it is a music history lesson of at least two islands: Jamaica and Britain. ... Continue Reading →

Sound Man – A Life Recording Hits with The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Eric Clapton, The Faces . . . By Glyn Johns (Blue Rider Press / Penguin)

If you were the type who devoured everything when a new record came out in the late 60s and into the 70s, you scoured the liner notes. A name that kept popping up during my investigations ... Continue Reading →


  Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten Julien Temple gained fame with his sparkling Absolute Beginners in 1986, dove into music videos during the ensuing years, resurfaced in ... Continue Reading →

LET’’S ROCK AGAIN – Joe Strummer Documentary

LET’S ROCK AGAIN I remember being invited to a semi-underground screening in Hollywood several years ago, and being astounded at a superb post-Clash documentary about Joe Strummer. ... Continue Reading →