Issue 80

Opening Salvo: Leather? Really?
Welcome to Copper #80, our Third Anniversary issue! Some investigations require more effort than others. We know that, say, the 25th anniversary...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: How I Became an Audiophile
My earliest memories of listening to recorded music go back to when I was a child living in what seemed...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Reaching Inside
Bear with me; I’m going to talk about myself --- again. I’ve been somewhat ill lately and in between bouts...
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The Audio Cynic: Who Are the Real Cynics?
In the three years I've written this column, there have been several occasions when it's occurred to me that it...
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Quibbles and Bits: The Mikado
Our great Mikado, virtuous man, when he to rule our land began resolved to try a plan whereby young men...
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Twisted Systems: The Cult of Bruce (and Why I'm Not a Member)
Certain bands maintain a following that is so rabid that, when trying to discuss any criticism, they have the need...
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Vintage Whine: Vintage, Vintage Whine
There was a time in my life, not so long ago, when I spoke to longtime writers and editors who...
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Music'al Notes: Heart
I am awake. Not a slow-opening-of-my-eyes awake. More a slap-in-the-face awake. My eyes open wide and I see the nurse...
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Off the Charts: Jackson Browne
From mourning dying love affairs to raging against the political machine, Jackson Browne has found countless ways to express his...
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Hand Picked: Mark Hollis
On February 25th of this year, the music world lost one of its most influential, mercurial, obstinate, and singular voices....
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Music to My Ears: John Prine
If you google The Voice of Our Generation what pops to the top is Lena Dunham. Not only does it...
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Something Old / Something New: Johann Adolf Hasse
When your wife is a famous soprano and your best friend is Europe’s most sought-after librettist, you’re likely to have...
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The Copper Interview: June Millington, Part 2
J.S.: This is for June Millington, the record producer. When making Fanny Hill, did you or Jean have any ideas...
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Featured: ...And Now We Are Three
Back in my younger days---say, the fall of 2015---Paul McGowan came to me and spoke six fateful words: "I want...
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Featured: Copper at 3: the Writers Speak!
In the beginning, the idea that Copper would survive three issues seemed far-fetched. But three years? Inconceivable! The biggest joy...
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