Geek Out With Rock's Backpages
Lou Reed in 1973. If this was fat in the '70s, it's no wonder we're all considered obese now.
The online music-journalism archive Rock's Backpages is 10 years old this month. If you've never heard of the site, it's probably because a) you're not a music geek or b) you don't want to have to pay to read interviews online--even awesome, historical ones, such as Bob Dylan's first interview with Columbia Records from 1961, Lester Bang's incredible interview with Lou Reed (in which he says Reed has a "nursing-home pallor and fat girdles at his sides") or Rush's 1978 interview with NME.
But this month, the site is giving away 30 exclusive features for free: 10 definitive interviews, 10 previously unpublished exclusives and 10 audio interviews from its vaults. All you have to do is enter your email address. Check out the list of what's available after the jump.
1. Bob Dylan: The First Interview
Press Release by Billy James, (Columbia Records), October 1961
2. Jimi Hendrix
Interview by Keith Altham, interview transcript, September 1970
3. The Rolling Stone Interview: Keith Richards
Interview by Robert Greenfield, Rolling Stone, August 1971
4. Lou Reed: A Deaf Mute In a Telephone Booth
Interview by Lester Bangs, Let It Rock, November 1973
5. The Marvin Gaye Interview: Earthly Fights & Mystic Flights
Interview by Cliff White, NME, October 1976
6. Rush: Is Everybody Feelin' All RIGHT? (Geddit . . . ?)
Interview by Miles, NME, March 1978
7. An Infamous Interview With Stephen Patrick Morrissey
Interview by Antonella Black, Sounds, April 1985
8. Kurt Cobain: The Lost Interview
Interview by Jon Savage, Guitar World, 1997
9. The Jay-Z Interview
Interview by Amy Linden, Vibe, 2003
10. All Hail Yorkie Boy: Radiohead
Profile and Interview by Will Self, GQ, July 2003
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