This is your entry point to the various scribblings of regular columnists and retrobates.
World-wise opinions on (mostly) rock and roll from a Sydney-based, mortorbike-riding
Aussie Rules-loving sage.
Rockin' the Vote
Earl has his say on the Australian Federal election
If you're asking 'Who?' you're in the wrong place
Rock and Roll Movies
A stroll through a few of them.
Earl in reflective mood.
The History of Rock and Roll
Earl looks at the Greatest Songs.
The New Christs
Reflections from the road on the New Christs
APEC and Courtney's Lovin'
There is a connecttion between regional economic
conferences and Kurt's widow, believe us
Sometimes it turns out just right.
2006 Wrapped Up
What it says
I Love Drugs
An honest assessment.
Rock and Roll in the Era of Decadence
A look back at Radio Birdman's reformation in 1996
Nirvana Killed Rock and Roll
You know they did.
Earl on the Aussie drug model tabloid sensation
Motor bikes, love, rock and roll and Radio Birdman
More in common than you might think.
Running a Book on Rock and Roll
His brain hurts so Earl rests up with a few good books
Earl O'Neill ruminates on Live8
And tells you why rock stars don't need long necks to be geese
Old fart in a young man's game
The future of our (rock and roll) nation is in sound hands
Jeff's into loud 'n' heavy '70s rawk of all kinds. His columns give you the rundown
on what's hot on disc.
Top Ten 07
Jeff tells us what he dug the most in '07
Jeff gets off Highway 61 and disappears over the Nashville Skyline
Top Ten 06
Jeff rounds up his personal best for '06
Buffalo, Bread and the MC5
Jeff manages to get those three (and many more) into the one column
Top Ten 05
Long time between drinks from Jeff but some nice tipples here.
Top Ten Time
Jeff casts his musical net far and wide
Five Guys Walk Into the I-94 Bar
On the Faces box set
From the Dead to Count Five (visiting Slade along the way)
On Deep Purple, Grand Funk Railroad...and the Ramones.
Turned into a Blog - updates most days.
Find it here.
Vale Ian Rilen
Tribute to the vet with a heart of gold.
Why do people acting for the homeless want to close this home away from home?
Controversy stays alive with the MC5
Who should Get Up on the Stand?
Get Ready to Hate the Stooges?
Travels with the Barman
A road trip through the US, with nods to the MC5 movie, Sonny Vincent
Scott Morgan's Powertrane and NYC along the way
Kick Out the Jeans: You Have the Final Word
Some surprises here, kids.
Kick Out the Jeans: Slight Return
Brother Wayne takes aim.
Kick Out the Jeans
The Barman comnsiders the storm around the MC5's corporate-sponsored reunion.
(or Ken) Credit!
Why the new Iggy Pop bio "Gimme Danger" is on our Shit List.
US correspondent Roya Butler on punk and hardcore.
Getting political with Sturg
Roya chats to guitarist Brian Dixon from the old school
Death By Stereo
Roya talks to guitarist Dan Palmer.
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