On many levels, Hold Me Down is terrific. Its power lies in the vitality of Clea Simon’s prose and her insider savvy.
Why did rock and roll become white? Music critic Jack Hamilton’s extraordinary new book provides a challenging answer.
Ricki and the Flash is a film that is bad enough to hurt a lot of reputations.
“To say that the occult ‘saved’ it is really to say that the spiritual agitation is at the heart of what was able to bring rock ‘n’ roll to its most interesting places.”
Two excellent books, one by Boston rocker Jen Trynin, plumb the insides of the worlds of jazz and rock ‘n’ roll.