July/August 2010
July/August 2010
Cover illustration: Charles Burns!
VOL. 8, NO. 6

We Bumped Our Heads Against the Clouds
by Chuck Lightning
The 2010 Believer Music Issue CD

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free
by Joe Hagan
The Secret Diary of Nina Simone

Orientalist Party Music
by Saki Knafo
In the early 1960s, America began devouring Arabic rock-and-roll records made by Middle Eastern guys living in Brooklyn.

Vinyl Cut Pro
by Adam Kempa
Being a primer on oddly grooved records

Grokking Rush
by Skylaire Alfvegren

The Gospel of the Drum Machine
by Rick Moody

Tammy Wynette’s “Woman to Woman”
by Ken Tucker
The Hard-Boiled Feminist Manifesto You’ve Never Heard.

The Six Saddest TV Theme Songs of the ’70s
by Kailyn McCord
The shows themselves weren’t actually that sad.

Real Life Rock Top Ten
by Greil Marcus

Musin’s and Thinkin’s
by Jack Pendarvis

interviewed by Joshua Clover

Robert Forster
interviewed by Robert Christgau
and Carola Dibbell

Lady Saw
interviewed by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

Warp Records and the Birth of
Popular Electronic Music

moderated by Erik Morse

Cage: a new poem
by Sara Michas-Martin

Found Poem: Prisoners of War Postcard: 28-11-1914, Ahmednagar, India
by Tess Taylor

Schwinn: a new poem
by Matthew Zapruder

guest columnist Laraine Newman

Schema: Signed, Sealed, Delivered
by Ben Greenman

edited by Alvin Buenaventura

Creative Accounting:
Digital and Analog Albums

by Christopher Benz

Stuff I’ve Been Reading
by Nick Hornby

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