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Author Archives: Richard Meltzer
Dizzy Archaeology, Dangerous Love
Every so often, no matter how far I stray, something will happen to remind me I still give a massive hoot about rock rock rock and roll. At least about those parts of it I still give a hoot about. Back in February, I was asked to participate in a George Harrison’s birthday whatsit, an […]
Long Learning Curve or Mandatory March to the Abyss? Richard Meltzer Grapples With the Idea of Getting Old.
Just a Girl I Used to Know
Brain Surgeons & Friends To Helen With Love! (Cellsum) By Richard Meltzer brown ‘n’ sugar sugar gold Sugar PANTS! –“Smellin’ With Helen,” 1968 To Helen With Love!, a CD tribute to “the life and music of Helen Wheels” put together by some folks I used to know, and some I still know, was recently released […]
Third Spud From the Sun
Almost Famous Directed by Cameron Crowe By Richard Meltzer In the merry sequence of things, Cameron Crowe was the third of a conspicuous trio of teenage rock-crit wannabes, junior spuds from the gitgo, whose paths crossed mine in the early 1970s. The biggest cheesepuff of the bunch, if also initially the most ambitious, Jon Tiven […]
The Wisdom in Our Underwear
Final Notes on the only century we had until last week
A rockcrit pioneer’s life in records.
LA Burning: The City’s Finest Hour
Diary of a Mad Whiteboy