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Twofer: Suzi Quatro’s “Kids of Tragedy” (guest blog by Bill Rousseau) 02/19/18
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Even though my musical adolescence was filled with the hairier variety of rock ‘n roll, I’ve always been looking backwards, sometimes to my own annoyance. In between listening to the latest Ratt or Judas Priest cassette as a pre-teen, I would sneak in something from yesteryear. The soundtracks to Back to the Future and Stand […]

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Twofer: Plasticland’s “Go a Go-Go Time” 02/19/18
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Go a Go-Go Time by Twofer Nobody has heard of Plasticland. Well, nearly nobody; if you recognize the name, there’s a good chance that, like me, you pawed through record store bins in the ‘80s. Plasticland’s albums—if they didn’t merit their own section—could often be found with the cutouts, victims of wildly unrealistic sales projections. It’s […]

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Jim Is Gay 04/27/17
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Late in the post-production stage of “America’s First Foodie,” director Beth Federici, editor Greg Snider and I turned to a scene we called, unironically, “Jim Is Gay.” It’s not the first scene in which James Beard’s sexuality is discussed, but it focuses on it most explicitly. Is the music—a deliberately sleazy stab at 70s jazz […]

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