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An '80s Britpop pre-history

The pre-history of Britpop can be traced to the early-'80s Liverpool grudge match between Echo & the Bunnymen and Julian Cope's Teardrop Explodes.
Early echoes
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 19, 2011

Timothy Leary's dead

This article originally appeared in the March 17, 1981 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
The psychedelic revival
By MARK MOSES  |  October 25, 2006

Syd Barrett

Without meaning to, Barrett invented one of rock’s enduring archetypes: the visionary who burns brightly just long enough to become a bona fide star before plummeting into introversion and, in this case, a silence lasting more than 30 years.
By FRANKLIN BRUNO  |  July 21, 2006

Liverpool's latest

Last year, though word barely reached the States, the Liverpool scene came back to life, with the Zutons, the Stands, and the Coral leading the resurgence.
The overlooked brilliance of the Coral
By KEN MICALLEF  |  January 17, 2006