Irreversible Brain Taint from Segregation: Leo Nocentelli

Leo Nocentelli is impossible to pin down. When I ask how the renowned funk guitarist’s astonishing solo record Another Side came to be published after 50 years in obscurity, he gives me the whole tale in a seven-minute monologue, but I can’t confirm his age. “It’s not important,” he adds, his Louisiana accent thick as […]

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Amy Winehouse Retrospective at Design Museum

A significant retrospective of Amy Winehouse’s life and work will portray her as a “music intellectual,” with personal artifacts, such as her first electric guitar and handwritten notes, on exhibit for the first time, as well as an immersive tour. Amy: Beyond the Stage, which debuts on November 26 at the Design Museum in London, […]

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Shirley Manson of Garbage: ‘Grange Hill Saved My Life’

Desmond Morris’s Manwatching This book appeared in every bookstore display about 1980. When I was 13 or 14, I received one for Christmas. It was my father’s choice. “What the fuck is this?” I recalled wondering. But once I began reading, I couldn’t put it down and got completely absorbed in it. It has to […]

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“These Are His Real Remains”: The Battle Over Jeff Buckley’s Last Recordings

Before his death in 1997, Jeff Buckley had released two live EPs (Live at Sin-é in 1993 and Live from the Bataclan in 1995) as well as one full studio album (Grace in 1994). Eight live albums and numerous compilation albums have been published after his death, covering music recorded when he was contracted to […]

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