A Whore Just Like The Rest: The Music Writings Of Richard Meltzer

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Da Capo Press, Apr 14, 2000 - Music - 591 pages
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He is one of the inventors of rock criticism. His first book, The Aesthetics of Rock (acclaimed by Greil Marcus as "a disemboweling of rock's soft white underbelly"), became an instant cult classic when published in 1970. And for the next thirty years he fearlessly expanded the boundaries of music writing. Now he has collected the best of his prodigious output into a gonzo sampler of the reviews, profiles, interviews, and essays that form the heart of his rockwriter legacy. Traveling from psychedelia to the "dinosaur-rot early '70s" to the redeeming majesty of punk and the constant solace of jazz, this will stand as a remarkable document of an era by a singular voice in music writing.
 

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Thanks to sick f--ks like this 'author', people lile me have no desire to go to music concerts. Frankly, trash like him have taken all the fun away for those who are serious about their art. They have also made the mere attending of concerts quite a dangerous venture. Thanks for that! Fortunately for me, I have other interests that are wholesome. Cheers :( 

Contents

Grand Introduction
1
Days of Rockwrite Past excerpt
12
Early
20
Crawdaddy 1968
31
Introduction
54
Fan Clubs from Here to Dubuque Crawdaddy 1970
63
A Very Important Person from Caned Out 1970
76
Getting It On and Taking It Off Iggy
84
Genuine Cowhide Creem 1976
265
Dolphy Was Some Weird Cat Village Voice 1977
267
Radio Ethiopia Creem 1977
271
Introduction
276
The Throbless Noise of Throbbing Gristle
291
PunkOut 1980 Beats Heck on LoveIn
304
Lester Recollected in Tranquility
317
Stories Dead People Have Told
334

Punk
85
John McLaughlin and the Song of Songs
93
Better Dead than Bed Big Fat 1970
103
One Way or Another Rolling Stone 1971
113
Section Deleted from the Published Version
125
Minnows
147
The Full Jerry Vale Treatment The Herald 1972
153
John John The Two Johns Fusion 1972
157
The Morning After Flash 1972
159
Hanging Out and Settling Down Fusion 1972
161
A Fatal Jerkoff on the Moon from Gulcber 1972
163
Afterword to the Reprint of Gulcber 1990
168
Prime Wallow
172
Introduction
173
The Year of the Grapnel excerpt The Press 1973
176
With Pleasure Zoo World 1973
177
Ned Zoo World 1973
178
Music Box RockA973
180
Ive Got All the Heartaches I Can Handle Zoo World 1973
182
Black Grass Rock 1973
184
Who Sez Noo Yuck Aint a Swingin Burg Creem 1973
186
Poems in Neils Suede Pocket The Press 1973
189
Rigoletto Zoo World 1973
192
BarRooms and PopaTops Zoo World 1973
194
Sesame Street Live Zoo World 1973
195
They Love MeThey Love Me Not Phonograph Record Magazine 1973
197
Blue Suede Shoes Fusion 1973
200
Denny Lile Zoo World 1973
202
Maple Leaf Cowpoop RoundUp 1973
204
Quid Pro
207
Introduction
208
A Ton of Texas Tuzz Changes 1971
210
Hot Tuna Is Hot Fuckin Shit 1971
215
White Duck Fusion 1972
217
Hunky Dory Phonograph Record Magazine 1972
218
Kim Fowley Visits America excerpts 1972
220
Freeloader Frolics Coast 1973
224
The Original Tap Dancing Kid Zoo World 1973
230
Meltzers Lunch with Tanya Zoo World 1974
232
Grapefruit Juice with Peter Ivers Waxpaper 1976
236
Linear with Lotsa Guitar Waxpaper 1977
239
My Inane Career Introduction
243
61 Elvis Exhumed excerpt City 1974
247
Topical Bozo Village Voice 1974
250
Meltzer at the Met Village Voice 1974
253
Fear and Languor at Lake Tahoe excerpt Village Voice 1975
256
Redd Foxx Gets off the Pot Village Voice 1976
257
No Waylon No Willie No Goat Coast 1976
260
Excellent Panties in Nesmiths The Prison RockNRoll News 1976
263
Weddings Breasts and Dirty Clothes
349
Introduction
350
Noted Rock Crit Ties the Knot Creem 1973
351
A Pair of Tim Tales L A Weekly 1987
353
On Your Feet or on Your Knees Juteboxx 1975
357
Handsome Dick Throws the Party of the Century Zoot 1975 361
361
Pattis Pair o Paps Chic 1977
365
Over There Creem 1983
368
Introduction
372
Wholl Stop the Wayne? L A Reader 1982
374
Props Nude Erections 1983
379
The Minutemen Exist Village VokeA983
380
Merde Turd Vomit L A Reader 1983
383
Another Grammy Year with the Meltzer Clan L A Reader 1984
389
One Commie Wrong about Bruce Spin 1985
396
Into the Weird L A Reader 1985
401
You Can Ask Your House L A Reader 1985
409
My Birthday Spin 1986
414
After That Introduction
419
Of Peep Shows and Piano Bars San Diego Reader 1991
420
All the Tired Geezers in the Sun San Diego Reader 1992
434
From Schubert to Hitler San Diego Reader 1993
453
Fk My Childhood San Diego Reader 1994
457
Bouncing with Bud
463
Ten Cage Reviews San Diego Reader 1995
469
Housekeys to the Kingdom
475
Introduction
476
The Last Wrestling Piece LA Reader 1985
477
One White Mans Opinion San Diego Reader 1992
496
Whoring Again? Introduction
512
Don McLean101296 San Diego Reader
514
Railroad Jerk 112296 San Diego Reader
515
Geggy Tah 1497 San Diego Reader
516
Guttermouth 2797 San Diego Reader
517
Ventures 3197 San Diego Reader
518
Idiot Flesh 3897 San Diego Reader
519
Ruben Blades 92697 San Diego Reader
520
Pat Benatar 112897 San Diego Reader
521
Life of Agony 123097 San Diego Reader
522
Total 12398 San Diego Reader
523
Irish Rovers 31698 San Diego Reader
524
Anne Murray 51798 San Diego Reader
525
Fourplay 61598 San Diego Reader
526
Cigar Store Indians 9598 San Diego Reader
527
Joe Cocker 92498 San Diego Reader
529
Ednas Goldfish 101798 San Diego Reader
530
Introduction
532
As I Lay Dead 1999
573
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Richard Meltzer is the author of over a dozen books, including A Whore Just Like the Rest-winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award-and innumerable articles. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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