Issue 77

Opening Salvo: Blood Wolf WHAT?
Welcome to Copper #77! I hope you had a better view of the much-hyped lunar-eclipse than I did---the combination of clouds and...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Stay Warm
It’s cold, it’s gray, it’s wet. Time for comfort food: Dvořák and German lieder and tuneful chamber music. No atonal...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: 96,000 People Can't Be That Wrong, Redux
As I write this, I’m listening to the early Flying Burrito Brothers. I love this stuff. I first got “turned...
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The Audio Cynic: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
There are days for haute cuisine, hipster toy food, meals that challenge and provoke and lead one to question the...
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Quibbles and Bits: The Life of Brian
Havergal Brian was one of the most prolific English composers of the 20th Century. Many of you will be thinking...
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Twisted Systems: Giles Martin Interview
[Originally published in Goldmine magazine---Ed.] While at the listening session for the new Giles Martin remixed White Album and associated...
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Vintage Whine: Fairchild, Part 3
As I've indicated in the previous installments of Vintage Whine in Copper #75 and #76, the story of Sherman Fairchild...
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Music'al Notes: An Interesting Day
“You should visit the Yakeshi Factory in Foshan,” my friend Richard said. “They make really good products, and after every...
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Off the Charts: Steely Dan
Steely Dan has such a smooth sound, it’s easy to imagine them appearing fully-formed from the musical ether. Needless to...
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Hand Picked: Piano Man
By 1972, William Martin Joel's career was, pretty much, over. He had released his debut album, Cold Spring Harbor, to...
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Music to My Ears: Arthur "Another Blind Guy" Blake
I’m not going to apologize for that. Think about it. I didn’t start this shit about blind guitar heroes. And...
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Featured: Vade's Recommended Reviewer Guidelines
Part of the fun of being an audiophile is reading reviews of audio gear. I’ve read audio reviews for 60...
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