#21 November/December 2007

#21: November/December 2007FEATURES

GARAGE ROCK: E Street Band member, radio host and record label owner Little Steven Van Zandt discusses the past, present and future of the genre we call Garage, while Lenny Kaye adds a nugget or two

GOOD EARS: Why isn’t your favorite band a legend? Daniel Gewertz explains how John Hammond, Ahmet Ertegun and Jerry Wexler made it happen again and again

DEPARTMENTS

Letter From The Garage: Where We Simoniz and HarmonizeLetter from the editor: Looking out: Garage band veteran Robin the Hammer describes a musician’s world view, with a driveway in the foreground

Loading Out: Goodbye to CBGB’s Hilly Kristal

Influences: Dr. John & Ray ManzarekInfluences: Nightstalker Dr. John and Day-Tripper Ray Manzarek approach the black-and-whites from different parts of the world

Kickin’ in Your Stall: “Uguyzergreat” or “Uguyzsuck.” How to talk to a band

On The Record: Bettye LaVette’s only crime was leaving the scene, but she’s back, and we’re grateful. Additional (lovely) vocalists Emmylou Harris, Grace Potter, Martina McBride, Sharon Jones, and KT Tunstall share space with Lyle, Merle, Kinky, Elvin and other less photogenic but equally talented types

Collecting: After you own Nuggets, here are the other nine garage rock albums to cherish

Also Appearing: Performances—live, DVD and on paper—from Fuji to Rio, backcountry blues to Warren Zevon’s world and Chesapeake Bay to Woodstock. Music, music, everywhere

Re.Issues: Billie Holiday’s lasting legend and haunting history, her life and music is the blues. Shifting gears, Captain Beefheart, Jethro Tull, Dick Dale, Waylon Jennings and the Doors resurface, shiny and new

 

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