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1999 Stories by Rob O'Connor

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  • Owner of a Lonely Heart

    published August 19, 1999

    The search to find what wasn't there has brought him back to you. -- Skip Spence, "Cripple Creek," 1968 There are few albums in... More >>

  • Clean and Sober Psychedelia

    published July 1, 1999

    Wayne Coyne is no madman. Julian Cope may have fried his brain and come out the other side barely intact, but Coyne (rock's other modern-day... More >>

  • Rotations

    published May 20, 1999

    Kelly Willis What I Deserve (Rykodisc) After failing to find much of an audience for her four fine releases from the Nineties --... More >>

  • Rotations

    published April 29, 1999

    The Beta Band The Three E.P.s (Astralwerks) It struck me as odd to discover that Britain's hottest new "techno" act, the Beta... More >>

  • Rotations

    published April 1, 1999

    Jimi Hendrix Live at the Fillmore East (MCA) The Jimi Hendrix catalogue has been revamped and remixed so many times you may be... More >>

  • Going Home

    published March 25, 1999

    Dusty Springfield was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this month. Queen Elizabeth II made her an officer of the British Empire this... More >>

  • Unfoolish Behavior

    published February 18, 1999

    I suppose it was the leopard-print pants, or maybe it was his tax exile move from England to Los Angeles in the mid-Seventies, or maybe it was the... More >>

  • Dylan's Buried Treasure

    published January 28, 1999

    There's an age-old joke that MCs at open-mike nights trot out before a particularly torturous act takes the stage. It goes something like this:... More >>

  • Rock 101 Revisited

    published January 14, 1999

    Yeah, sure, if you actually remember the Sixties you weren't really there. True for any era worth remembering. But as long as the person doing the... More >>

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