Haven’t made my way through much of it yet, but the Riley Rock Index looks pretty damn cool. Tons of great links to peruse (incl. lots of writers/publications on the sidebar). Courtesy of Tim Riley, who’s somewhere on my bookshelf — ah, yes, over there, engaged in a cross-continental arm wrestle with Ian MacDonald.
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Just for the record: I adore MacDonald’s book even though he never liked mine.
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Interesting, Tim. Did he ever tell you why?
I read both books years apart (yours probably 15 years ago, his 10 years ago) and have some ideas about why they’re so different, despite near-identical formats, but I’d need to read through them again to figure it out (on a surface level, I’m tempted to say his book is ‘John’ and yours is ‘Paul’, trust me when I say that’s a high compliment to both of you). What I hope to do someday is read them side by side, bouncing back and forth song to song.
No idea how that damn smiley face got in that response, but it’s a pretty funny placement!
Well that’s sobering, seeing as how much GRIEF I took from Paul fans when it came out… I definitely lean more towards the Dr. Winston side of that equation, although I think Mc. tends to get underrated AS A BEATLE. But stay tuned: Philip Norman comes out soon, and I’m gonna follow up next fall with my own Big BIGGER BADDER statement… TR