Articles by: Jade Blackmore

Super Freak: The Life of Rick James, by Peter Benjaminson: Books

Super Freak: The Life of Rick James, by Peter Benjaminson: Books

‘Super Freak: The Life of Rick James’ offers a glimpse at the human being and musical legacy underneath all the coked-out madness.

Danny Says: A Documentary on the Life and Times of Danny Fields (2016): Movies

Danny Says: A Documentary on the Life and Times of Danny Fields (2016): Movies

The aptly titled ‘Danny Says’ finds the always-quotable Danny Fields discussing his life among the late-20th century’s musical greats and near-greats.

Punky Meadows – Fallen Angel (2016)

Punky Meadows – Fallen Angel (2016)

Any fan of melodic rock will appreciate ‘Fallen Angel,’ even if you’re not familiar with Punky Meadows or his ’70s glam band Angel.

You’ve Heard These Hands, by Don Randi (2015): Books

You’ve Heard These Hands, by Don Randi (2015): Books

Keyboard player Don Randi takes us deeper into the often-overlooked world of those talented sidemen known as the Wrecking Crew.

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead (2015): Movies

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead (2015): Movies

An affectionate look at a watershed era in comedy, Douglas Tirola’s ‘Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead’ explores the ‘National Lampoon’ empire’s peak.

Frank DiMino – Old Habits Die Hard (2015)

Frank DiMino – Old Habits Die Hard (2015)

Frank DiMino’s ‘Old Habits Die Hard’ is a pleasant surprise for Angel fans, or anyone who likes melodic hard rock.

Psychedelic Bubble Gum: Boyce & Hart, The Monkees, and Turning Mayhem into Miracles (2015): Books

Psychedelic Bubble Gum: Boyce & Hart, The Monkees, and Turning Mayhem into Miracles (2015): Books

Bobby Hart rose to fame with Tommy Boyce as part of the songwriting team behind the Monkees. But there was more to the story.

Meet ‘The Wrecking Crew’: Largely anonymous studio geniuses behind countless hits

Meet ‘The Wrecking Crew’: Largely anonymous studio geniuses behind countless hits

‘The Wrecking Crew’ is an intriguing look at the typically anonymous musicians who helped complete so many hits of the Baby Boomer era.

A Conspiracy of Stars: Why is UFO classic rock’s best-kept secret?

A Conspiracy of Stars: Why is UFO classic rock’s best-kept secret?

UFO have somehow gone so far under the mainstream radar that you need advanced detection equipment from NASA to find them.

Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys, By Viv Albertine (2014): Books

Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys, By Viv Albertine (2014): Books

More than a punk-rock memoir, Viv Albertine’s book tells the story of a woman who remained true to herself through many reinventions.

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