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Where goth rock came from

Beneath pop's facade lurks a dark undergrowth, always present and forever providing its own counterpoint — a bleakness that makes your feet move even as it subsumes you in gloom .
Under cover of night
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 28, 2011
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Review: When You’re Strange

If you’re a Doors fan, your inner Jim Morrison will be stoked by the vast archival footage in When You’re Strange .
Doesn’t open any new Doors
By TOM MEEK  |  April 09, 2010
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Interview: Ray Manzarek of the Doors

It’s been nearly 40 years since the death of Jim Morrison, but the surviving members of the Doors, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and percussionist John Densmore have kept soldiering on, playing in various reformations of the ground-br
The return of the Lizard King, sort of
By TOM MEEK  |  April 09, 2010
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The Doors | Live in New York

In 1970, Doors producer Paul Rothchild assembled a tight “live set” out of a bunch of different concert recordings from the band’s 1969/early-1970 shows and Elektra released it as the Absolutely Live LP.
Rhino (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  December 11, 2009
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Tech Support

"Lo! Men have become the tools of their tools." So wrote Henry David Thoreau, a long time ago, in Walden .
Stereo equipment is so passé. This year's unnecessarily awesome gadgets will stir coffee and turn T-shirts into guitars.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 11, 2009
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Iggy Pop | Préliminaires

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By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  July 03, 2009


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Interview: Greil Marcus

Greil Marcus on rock-and-roll photography
Rock's critic-in-chief talks rock and roll photography
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 21, 2009
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Rock and rote


Three decades in, AC/DC’s conservatism pays off
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 05, 2008
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Unauthorized!

I think it may have been sometime in the 1970s that the term “unauthorized” became sort of cool.
Axl Rose, Albert Goldman, and the renegade art of rock biography
By JAMES PARKER  |  February 15, 2008
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Good Evening

All those Oscar prognosticators, all those Best Picture wagers, and nobody has mentioned, or even noticed, Andrew Wagner’s Starting Out in the Evening .
And Forever holds its peace
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 12, 2007
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Not so sentimental Education

The Education of Charlie Banks can prove an education for the close-minded critic.
Fred Durst gets passing grades with Charlie Banks
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 09, 2007


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Galway House

Getting tired of reading about $40 steaks, $60 steaks, $120 Japanese Wagyu beef steaks?
Where 1950s specialities live at 1980s prices
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  October 03, 2007
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In search of Kerouac

Ashare drops me off, frantic Matt Ashare from my paper, swilling coffee in a ceramic mug at the wheel of his sulky-blue Saturn Ion and ranting about dogfighting.
‘Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?’ . . . Lowell?!
By JAMES PARKER  |  August 29, 2007

Lesser doesn’t mean loser

I have to complain that by literally writing off candidates such as Dennis Kucinich — candidates who actually stand for something besides a vague sound bite.
Letters to the Boston editor: August 31, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 29, 2007
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Yin Yang

They wanted to see his cock. But as shit-faced drunk as he was, Jim Morrison had learned his lesson.
Rhino resurrects the Doors’ Live in Boston 1970
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  August 14, 2007
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From her to eternity

As a consort of the elite, Nico ruled them all.
The real Nico emerges on The Frozen Borderline
By JAMES PARKER  |  April 10, 2007


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Factory guy

“If you want to know all about Andy Warhol,” Andy Warhol is quoted on the US Post Office stamp commemorating him in 2002, “just look at the surface: of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There’s nothing behind it.” Wasted again: Factory Gi
Images of Andy on the big screen
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 07, 2007
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Between Heaven and Earth

When it comes to Jim Morrison and the Doors, the image factory went out of business a long time ago.
The twisted legacy of the Doors
By JAMES PARKER  |  December 13, 2006

Saturday-night special

This article originally appeared in the August 28, 1997 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Radiohead at Harborlights Pavilion
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 25, 2006
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Hunting the wild Klosterman

He is Charles John “Chuck” Klosterman: pop-culture critic, four-time author, celebrity profiler, Esquire columnist, ESPN Page 2 sportswriter, former Spin senior editor, unrepentant Billy Joel fan. And he makes girls spit. Chuck Klosterman reads f
Things about the pop-culture writer that are true, things that might be true, and something that isn’t true at all
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  October 05, 2006

Flashbacks: July 14, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Sam MacLaughlin and Hannah Van-Susteren.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.  
By EDITORIAL  |  July 12, 2006