Fabulous Poodles

Produced by John Entwistle of the Who, the Fab Poos’ self-titled debut delivered the group into the realm of Deaf School and Stackridge in a tiny and all but indescribable niche of clever English pop groups of the ’70s. Despite the silly name and occasional descent into smutty lyrics, the songs here are varied and…

Trouser Press Magazine Archive

TP 31, August 1978 From the editor’s note: “Lest anyone think we’ve gone soft in the editorial head, this will be the last issue featuring an American band on the cover for a while. We certainly haven’t abandoned our identity as America’s Only British Rock Magazine, but we’ve realized that the magazine has to branch…

100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time

Trouser Press‘ 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, as selected in late 1978 by Ira Robbins, Dave Schulps, David Fricke, Kurt Loder, Jon Young, Jim Green, Jim Kozlowski, Scott Isler and John Paige: Jan Akkerman George Harrison Robbie Robertson Duane Allman Jimi Hendrix Mick Ronson Syd Barrett Steve Hillage Francis Rossi Jeff Beck Steve Howe…

Music in a Word: 50 Years on a Rock and Roll Soapbox

Why do I write about music? Why does anyone? I’ve given that question a lot of thought and I have discerned subliminal motives that are less than flattering. On one hand, it’s the desire to share what moves me, to offer the benefit of serious consideration and historical knowledge to the young and curious. On a deeper level, however, it springs from a desire to be accepted and appreciated, to establish standing in the world that I hungered for as a child.