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Jim Jarmusch: “I thought Neil Young might burn psychic rays through my skull”

Jim Jarmusch: “I thought Neil Young might burn psychic rays through my skull”Jim Jarmusch, speaking in the new issue of Uncut, recalls a run-in with Neil Young when the pair...

Beck turned down the chance to record Mad Men theme

Beck turned down the chance to record Mad Men themeBeck has revealed that he turned down the opportunity to record the theme tune to hit US TV series...

Neil Young announces more solo acoustic shows + new Crazy Horse date

Neil Young announces more solo acoustic shows + new Crazy Horse dateNeil Young has announced two solo acoustic shows. These follow on from his run of shows in January...

Alex Turner: "Rock'n'roll will never die".

Alex Turner: "Rock'n'roll will never die".Alex Turner made a defiant speech in support of rock'n'roll at last night's Brit Awards [February...

"Stay with us": David Bowie weighs into Scottish independence debate

"Stay with us": David Bowie weighs into Scottish independence debateDavid Bowie urged Scotland to "stay with us" and not vote for independence in his acceptance speech...

Ikea to discontinue vinyl-friendly shelving range

Ikea to discontinue vinyl-friendly shelving rangeIKEA have announced plans to discontinue their Expedit shelving range. The range has proved...

Exclusive! Hear Don Henley cover Jackson Browne's "These Days"

Exclusive! Hear Don Henley cover Jackson Browne's "These Days"Don Henley has covered Jackson Browne's "These Days" for a forthcoming 2-CD album, Looking Into You...

Flaming Lips, Wild Beasts, Mark Kozelek, John Grant, White Denim and more announced for End Of The Road Festival 2014

Flaming Lips, Wild Beasts, Mark Kozelek, John Grant, White Denim and more announced for End Of The Road Festival 2014The Flaming Lips and Wild Beasts have been announced as headliners for this year's End Of The Road...

Watch Afghan Whigs new video, "Algiers"

Watch Afghan Whigs new video, "Algiers"The reunited Afghan Whigs have released a video ahead of their first new album in 16 years. Scroll...

Jonny Greenwood says modern guitar bands play their "grandparents' instruments"

Jonny Greenwood says modern guitar bands play their "grandparents' instruments"Jonny Greenwood has accused modern guitar bands of playing their "grandparents instruments".

Billy Corgan plans eight hour ambient jam inspired by Hermann Hesse's novel, Siddhartha

Billy Corgan plans eight hour ambient jam inspired by Hermann Hesse's novel, SiddharthaSmashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is set to play an eight hour long gig based on author...

Devo's Bob Casale dies aged 61

Devo's Bob Casale dies aged 61Devo's guitarist Bob Casale has died, reports Variety. Devo founder Gerald Casale broke the news on...

David Crosby undergoes heart surgery

David Crosby undergoes heart surgeryDavid Crosby has confirmed he underwent heart surgery on Friday, February 14.

Watch Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder cover AC/DC

Watch Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder cover AC/DCBruce Springsteen was joined on stage by Eddie Vedder over the weekend. Springsteen and the E...

The Specials announce autumn tour

The Specials announce autumn tourThe Specials have announced plans for an 11-date tour of the UK and Ireland this coming November....

Echo And The Bunnymen finishing up new album

Echo And The Bunnymen finishing up new albumEcho And The Bunnymen have almost finished their new album. Writing on their Facebook page, the...

Prince covers The Waterboys at Ronnie Scott's show

Prince covers The Waterboys at Ronnie Scott's showPrince played the smallest so far of his London 'Hit and Run' gigs yesterday [February 17],...

Detroit chef designs 10 course meal inspired by Radiohead's Kid A

Detroit chef designs 10 course meal inspired by Radiohead's Kid AA Detroit chef has designed a 10 course meal inspired by Radiohead's Kid A album, reports The...

Hear Beck's new album Morning Phase ahead of official release

Hear Beck's new album Morning Phase ahead of official releaseBeck is streaming his new album Morning Phase ahead of its official release. The Los Angeles...

AC/DC plan new album and 40th anniversary tour

AC/DC plan new album and 40th anniversary tourAC/DC have revealed plans to enter the studio later this year in order to record their first new...

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Reviewed: Respect Yourself: Stax Records And The Soul Explosion by Robert Gordon


As Robert Gordon reminds us in Respect Yourself: Stax Records And The Soul Explosion, his terrific account of the rise and fall of the great Memphis soul imprint, the Stax story is more than a record-label history. “It is an American story,” Gordon writes,”...