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David Gerard
sonic alchemist, status-quo anarchist, peace advocate
sonic alchemist, status-quo anarchist, peace advocate
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New On Disc: Autumn Edition
INTERPOL Marauder (Matador) Overview: The sixth album by NYC's post-punk revivalists Interpol takes a less studio-complex approach, and was produced by David Fridmann (famous for his work with The Flaming Lips,  Sleater/Kinney and Mercury Rev , among others...
New On Disc: Autumn Edition
New On Disc: Autumn Edition
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Hark And Enamour Me! Sir Army Suit Turns Forty!
This month marks the ruby anniversary of Sir Army Suit , the third and perhaps most eclectic album in the Klaatu canon. Hard to believe we're talking forty years here - even more unbelievable is how forward-sounding this decades-old release is, when you con...
Hark And Enamour Me! Sir Army Suit Turns Forty!
Hark And Enamour Me! Sir Army Suit Turns Forty!
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Time/Life's "Music of 1968"'s Glaring Omission - "Head" by The Monkees
So I'm in my local supermarket's magazine aisle, when I come across this "special edition" of Time/Life's Music Of 1968 , featuring....surprise -  The Beatles on the cover, with the byline, "Rock and Roll's Greatest Year." I should be used to this self-aggr...
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A Conversation With Dean Friedman (Continued)
It was 40 years ago this month....  Where We Last Left Off: I was asking Dean to reflect upon the current "politically correct" atmosphere, and the chaos it has wrecked on songwriters - more specifically: Should artists self-censor if the subject matter mig...
A Conversation With Dean Friedman (Continued)
A Conversation With Dean Friedman (Continued)
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Dean Friedman on Rocking Chairs, Anniversaries, American Idol and The Bottom Line
There are moments during my extended interview with Dean Friedman  where I find myself asking, "How did a nice Jewish boy from Jersey end up in this crazy music business?" After all, so much has changed in an ever-changing industry - and as a recording arti...
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Stone Temple Pilots, 2018 - Or, The Consequences of Denial
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Stone Temple Pilots (Rhino) - Let's play a little game, rock'n'rollers - I'm going to pick some groups, and I want you to name the first person that comes to mind: The Doors ? Jim Morrison. Led Zeppelin ? Robert Plant. U2 ? Bono. Radiohe...
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Weekend Edition: My First Review; What's New, Klaatu?
Once upon a time...........1979 to be precise, I answered an ad in the Village Voice looking for artists and writers for a new underground, counter-culture magazine - appropriately named The Daily Dope. I met with publisher Steve Becker, armed with a portfo...
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Reviewing The Klaatu Discography [1976-81]
Klaatu (aka: 3:47 EST ) [1976] - The album that started it all: from the circuitous rumors surrounding the group's members (probably didn't help that Klaatu was on the same label as The Beatles , Capitol) to the deliciously Beatlesque minor single, "Sub Ros...
Reviewing The Klaatu Discography [1976-81]
Reviewing The Klaatu Discography [1976-81]
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December Edition: Beck's Pop Sellout, Klaatu Revisited
Beck Colors (Capitol/Fonograf Records) - After 2014's gorgeous but highly derivative love-letter to 70's AM pop, Morning Phase (which snagged him  a Grammy for Album Of The Year), one would've expected Beck to get his freak flag back on, and deliver an au c...
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Steven Wilson Plays It (Mostly) Safe On "To The Bone"
Steven Wilson - To The Bone (Caroline International) Somewhere in a parallel universe, Steven Wilson 's seminal band Porcupine Tree would occupy the same stratosphere of exalted recognition as Radiohead : indeed, Wilson was delivering his brand of sonic wiz...
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