this morning on MPR’s midmorning program, Kerri Miller talked to writers Jim Walsh (did your heart just beat a little goofy like mine did?) and and Rob O’Connor. These two men contributed to a book called Kill Your Idols: A New Generation of Rock Writers Reconsiders the Classics which sort of takes on the “Classics” including Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA,” Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumors, the Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds,” et. al.
they go on to discuss all sorts of good stuff about rock criticism, the state of music, etc.
also, O’Connor talks about playing the replacements when he was a college DJ.
anyway, give it a listen when you have an hour to spare, if nothing else for the guy who calls in proclaiming the wonderfulness of Journey.