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dc Talk’s Jesus Freak

Will Stockton

Will Stockton is Associate Professor of English at Clemson University, and author of several books including Members of His Body: Shakespeare, Paul, and a Theology of Nonmonogamy (2017), and Playing Dirty: Sexuality and Waste in Early Modern Comedy (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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D. Gilson

D. Gilson is Assistant Professor of English at Texas Tech University, and author of I Will Say This Exactly One Time: Essays (2015) and Brit Lit (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Late in the Reagan years, three young men at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University formed the Christian rap group dc Talk. The trio put out a series of records that quickly secured their place at the forefront of contemporary Christian music...
...Gil Evans, born in Toronto, Ontario, in 1912, became a nexus for the emerging bebop and bop-derivative jazz genres that came out of New York City. Raised in Stockton, California, Evans moved to New York City permanently in 1946....

Sleep’s Dopesmoker (2003)

Erik Davis

Erik Davis has been writing about music, subcultures, and technoculture for fifteen years. His cult book Techgnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information (1998), was translated in 5 languages and is being republished with a new introduction by Serpents Tail. He is a regular contributor to Wired, and lives in San Francisco. 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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...I’m, like, totally baked right now, at least in spirit, which is where you want your head to be when said head gets slapped upside with Dopesmoker, a master arcanum of frankincense-fried stoner rock released by the San Jose metal trio Sleep...

Boris’ Pink (2006)

Paula Mejía

Paula Mejía is the author of Psychocandy (#118). Find her at paulamejia.com. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The 33 1/3 B-Sides

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...One morning in May, right around when the seasons turned, a former flame and I lay in bed on a too-early Saturday, groaning into our respective pillows. A screwdriver sung into the walls, and a bag of leaden weights, slowly dragged across...

Leonard Cohen’s Songs Of Love and Hate (1971)

Drew Daniel

Drew Daniel is one half of the acclaimed electronic group Matmos, successful in their own right, and also as collaborators with Bjork. Drew has taught the history of electronic music at Harvard University and the San Francisco Art Institute, among other places. He lives in San Francisco. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The 33 1/3 B-Sides

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...I came upon this most famous of albums from behind. My friend Rat had a black T-shirt on the back of which he had painted in white block capital letters:THEY LOCKED UP A MANWHO WANTED TO RULE THE WORLDTHE FOOLSTHEY LOCKED UP THE WRONG...

Nine Inch Nails’ The Fragile (1999)

Luis Sanchez

Luis Sanchez grew up in West Texas. He earned his PhD in Musicology at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. His writing has appeared in The House Next Door and Slant. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The 33 1/3 B-Sides

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...The Fragile debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in the week of October 9, 1999. Whatever labels could be used to describe Nine Inch Nails before—industrial, alternative, sacrilegious—achievements like this aren’t explainable in terms...

The Weakerthans’ Left and Leaving (2000)

Daniel Couch

Daniel Couch is a professor of English literature and composition at Chemeketa Community College, USA and the editor of What, Where, How: The Practical Handbook for College Writers. His work has appeared in Tape Op Magazine, One Week // One Band, and the Quietus, among others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The 33 1/3 B-Sides

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...At the end of the summer of 2001, I joined the Peace Corps. I was 24 and full of good intentions, but as I filed past first class and into coach, my confidence gave way to doubt and doubt to panic. I adjusted the straps on my new backpack...

Shirley and Dolly Collins’ Anthems In Eden (1969)

Sam Inglis

Sam Inglis is features editor at Sound on Sound magazine in London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The 33 1/3 B-Sides

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...Launched in 1969, EMI’s Harvest subsidiary quickly became the prog rock record label, striking the motherlode four years later with Dark Side of the Moon. Yet the success of Pink Floyd and Deep Purple inevitably relegated to B-side status...

The Band’s Rock Of Ages (1972)

Steve Matteo

Steve Matteo is the author of the short biography Dylan (MetroBooks, 1999). He has written about music in a wide range of magazines including the New York Times, Blender, Rolling Stone, Spin and Details. He lives in New York. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The 33 1/3 B-Sides

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...There was a time when the long-playing record album really meant something to the culture at large. Even before Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles solidified the pop album’s place as an art form in 1967, the rock album...

The New York Dolls’ Too Much, Too Soon (1974)

David Smay

David Smay has co-edited two books on music with Kim Cooper: Lost In the Grooves: Scram’s Capricious Guide To The Music You Missed, and Bubblegum Music Is The Naked Truth. He’s a regular contributor to Scram, has an upcoming piece in Oxford American and has occasionally dithered about pop music on NPR, French Television and documentaries only shown at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas. But his best interview was with Ratso the punk rock puppet at Quimb’s in Chicago. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two children, Emmett and Matilda. 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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...You could sense the pressure building first as a distant howl. Then the rattle turned into a roar and it exploded into the station with the shriek of steel on steel. And because it was the 70s, a disorienting smear of color resolved...