My beginnings were as independent as you can get: if you sent a postal order to my home address, my parents’ home address in fact, I’d post you a cassette.
From Joshua Gamson’s The Fabulous Sylvester, I learnt of the birth of the San Francisco gay scene and the counterculture of the late 1960s.
On that album cover we look like the epitome of hunger, but we also look hip, and we knew it.
We blunder on, doing our best, accepting our differences. Good days, bad days.
Jake Shears’s memoir, Boys Keep Swinging, is a current example, packed with sharply told stories and proper moments of insider insight.
For women in music, being described most of the time by men is just par for the course.
Sade mixed slick soul with social realism to create a unique sound. Now, after eight years, she’s back.
It never stops being exciting hearing yourself on the radio.
From the Long Players series: writers on their most cherished albums.
I was shocked to find out how vehemently others could disagree with my opinion.
Christ, it hurts.