Gene Sculatti discusses and signs Tryin’ to Tell a Stranger ‘Bout Rock & Roll
See what led author and Vanity Fair contributing editor Nick Tosches to describe Gene Sculatti as…
“A true connoisseur of the bizarreries that lurk beneath the stones of popular culture’s forgotten back streets.”
Gene Sculatti was there experiencing and expressing his thoughts on Sixties (and post-Sixties) music and popular culture in real time. Here are his on-the-ground reports on the dawn of psychedelia and the birth of punk, a long out-of-print 1973 John Lennon interview, and Q&A’s with Dion, Ben E. King and Brian Wilson collaborator Gary Usher. Here are more than 60 features, reviews and liner notes on subjects ranging from the girl-group era and bubblegum music to Frank Sinatra, The Sonics and Walker, Texas Ranger, on Madonna, fake Dylans and Springsteen imitators, and more.