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1997 Stories by Ben Greenman

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  • The Art of the Matter

    published November 13, 1997

    Looking at classic-rock record covers is like going to a modern art museum. Here, next to the Rothkos, there's the iconic, prismatic cover for... More >>

  • No Steps Forward, Two Steps Back

    published October 2, 1997

    The other day I had a vision. I was standing on a vast plain, and the plain was a pale brown that verged on yellow. All of a sudden a huge black... More >>

  • Arc of a Moron

    published September 11, 1997

    In recent weeks these pages have not been kind to classic rock acts. In fact, they've been downright hostile. First, Steven Almond charted the... More >>

  • My Degeneration

    published August 14, 1997

    In writing about the Who, it's tempting to open with a description of the band's legendary prowess, both on record and on-stage, and then make a... More >>

  • Cum on Feel the Comeback

    published July 10, 1997

    First, get into the pop-music time machine. Sure, it looks like a big cardboard box, maybe a refrigerator box, with crude crayoned dials drawn on... More >>

  • Speaking Freely

    published February 27, 1997

    It's late February. It's a Friday night, so you take your wife by the hand, kiss your kids, wave goodbye to the babysitter, and hop in the car. If... More >>

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