SPIN: Greatest Hits
25 Years of Heretics, Heroes, and the New Rock `n` Roll
Celebrates the 25th anniversary of the music magazine with a compilation of great articles from its history, featuring interviews with influential musicians including Lou Reed and Chuck D, and the work of well-known writers like Dave Eggers and Elizabeth Gilbert.
Introduction by Doug Brod.
SIDE 1 A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH.
1. 6,557 Miles to Nowhere (CHUCK KLOSTERMAN).
Revisiting the sites of rock`n`roll departures.
2. Hands on a Hardbody (DAVID HAJDU).
Fetishizing one`s first guitar.
3. Summer of `69 (MIKE RUBIN).
Exploring the cultural battle between Charles Manson and Woodstock.
4. My Bloody Valentine (DANA ADAM SHAPIRO).
Breaking up with a letter composed of lyrics from 69 breakup songs.
REVIEW: Rob Sheffi eld on Morrissey`s Vauxhall and I.
SIDE 2 REBEL YELL.
5. Chinese Water Torture (ELIZABETH GILBERT).
Visiting the Yangtze River`s controversial Three Gorges Dam.
6. War Is Loud (DAVID PEISNER).
Investigating the U.S. military`s use of music as an instrument of torture.
7. Fearless Bouncers, Critical Beat-Downs, and Insane Posses at America`s Craziest Club (CHRIS NORRIS).
Enjoying Detroit`s alarming nightlife`
8. Red, Hot, and Bothered (RJ SMITH).
Moshing with Rage Against the Machine in Moscow.
REVIEW: Ann Powers on Sleater-Kinney`s Dig Me Out.
SIDE 3 THE OUTSIDERS.
9. Middle-American Gothic (JONATHAN AMES).
Being odd man out at a Midwest goth festival.
10. School`s Out (TOM SINCLAIR).
Remembering New York City`s real rock`n`roll high school.
11. The Art of the Hustle (CHARLES AARON).
Pounding the pavement with rock`s hungriest band.
REVIEW: Sasha Frere-Jones on Run-D.M.C.`s
SIDE 4 THE RIGHT PROFILE.
12. Let Us Now Praise Women Uncaged (DAVE EGGERS).
Extolling the virtues of Joanna Newsom and Karen O.
13. Lady Sings the Blues (STEVE KANDELL).
Avoiding rehab with Amy Winehouse.
14. The Rebirth of Cool (MARC SPITZ).
Introducing the Strokes.
15. Bruce`s Transparent Dogshit (RICHARD MELTZER).
Dissecting the Boss.
REVIEW: Terri Sutton on Foo Fighters` debut.
SIDE 5 VOICES CARRY.
16. Don`t Look Back in Anger (DOUG BROD).
Chatting with Oasis` Noel Gallagher`
17. Street Hassle (DAVID MARCHESE).
Surviving Lou Reed.
18. Armageddon in Effect (JOHN LELAND).
Confronting Chuck D.
19. Dearly Beloved (BRIAN RAFTERY).
Presenting an oral history of Prince`s Purple Rain.
REVIEW: Sia Michel on DJ Shadow`s.
Endtroducing. . . . .