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Daniel Lopatin’s Chuck Person’s Eccojams Vol. 1 (2010)

Marvin Lin

Marvin Lin started, and is editor-in-chief, of the acclaimed online music magazine Tiny Mix Tapes. He lives in Minneapolis. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The 33 1/3 B-Sides

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...One of my favorite episodes of The Simpsons is Season 5’s “Cape Feare” (October 7, 1993). In it, Sideshow Bob once again seeks revenge on Bart, who had years earlier exposed his attempt to frame Krusty the Clown for armed robbery. Now...

Frank Black’s Frank Black (1993)

Zeth Lundy

Zeth Lundy is Music Columns Editor at the online magazine Popmatters. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The 33 1/3 B-Sides

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Scholarly Books

...This is how I see it. In 1992, Charles Thompson had been playing the role of Black Francis professionally for five years. Black Francis was fronting the Pixies—a seminal Boston band that wouldn’t be truly appreciated until...

The Modern Lovers' The Modern Lovers

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

33 1/3 Books

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...From the “War on Hippies” to the Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle, the story of Modern Lovers is a high octane tale of Brutalist architecture, rock ‘n’ roll ambition and the struggle for identity in a changing world. One of punk rock...
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...Boston indie band the Magnetic Fields, led by Stephen Merritt, developed a unique sound within the city’s music scene. In 1989, Merritt, who had previously worked on his studio project Buffalo Rome, assembled a band for live performance...
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...In the early 1970s, the Modern Lovers infused Boston’s nascent proto-punk, hard blues-rock scene with a geographic authenticity that made them, and their leader Jonathan Richman, one of the city’s best-kept secrets. Richman, born in Natick,...

Phish

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...Phish is an American rock band that had a significant influence on the neo-hippie jam band movement. The band has also claimed to be the inheritor of the band Grateful Dead’s legacy. Trey Anastasio (vocals), Jon Fishman (drums), and Jeff...

Phish's A Live One

Walter Holland

Walter Holland (@waxbanks) has written or co-written several books, including A Tiny Space to Move and Breathe, a collection of linked essays about Phish’s Fall 1997 tour. He works as a freelance writer and editor, and lives with his family in Cambridge, MA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

33 1/3 Books

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...Twenty years after its release, Phish’s double-CD collection A Live One has something rare and precious going for it: it still doesn’t sound like anybody else. Oversized, perverse, requiring an unusual amount of listener background...

The Pixies

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...Considered to have been the pioneering band of alternative rock music, the Pixies broke up too early to experience the genre as it broke through in the mid-1990s. Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain claimed that the Pixies were one of the major...

New Kids on the Block's Hangin’ Tough

Rebecca Wallwork

Rebecca Wallwork is a writer and content director based in Miami Beach. She is a former music editor for Interview magazine and in the name of journalism, she has been inside the New York Jets locker room, backstage at the Westminster dog show, a guest at Donald Trump’s wedding–and a passenger on the inaugural New Kids on the Block cruise. She’s a Joe girl for life. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

33 1/3 Books

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...Hangin’ Tough, the second album by the New Kids on the Block, has sold more than seventeen million copies worldwide since it was released in 1988. But the album and the band have also been dismissed, derided and deemed uncool by the music...

Dinosaur Jr.

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...The Amherst, Massachusetts-originated trio Dinosaur Jr. rose to prominence during the late 1980s and early 1990s alternative rock boom. Formed in 1984 following the breakup of J. Mascis and Lou Barlow’s hardcore punk outfit Deep Wound, what...