Issue 157

Issue 157

Written by Frank Doris

Sometimes I forget that people actually read this magazine. Just kidding! Copper’s circulation has been rising since its inception and we thank you for reading, commenting, complimenting, criticizing, prodding, participating, and for being the reason why we’re here.

We are proud to welcome a new writer, Andrew Daly. Andrew is the founder and editor of VWMusic (, a site featuring “music, culture and more,” with interviews, reviews and a lot of other good stuff. Andrew’s favorite artists include KISS, Oasis, ACϟDC, Elvis Presley, Ace Frehley, The Rolling Stones, Rush, and many more.

In this issue: J.I. Agnew spins more tales of record-cutting lathes. Jay Jay French reviews MJ: The Musical, the new Broadway show about Michael Jackson. Anne E. Johnson looks at the careers of neotraditional country hitmaker Patty Loveless and jazz violinist Regina Carter. I cover Octave Records’ latest release, Hothouse Flower by Scabaret. John Seetoo continues his interview with audio’s Grammy-winning power couple, Jim Anderson and Ulrike Schwarz. Rich Isaacs concludes his series on the inimitable music and culture critic John Wasserman. Alón Sagee ponders the audiophile’s brain. Tom Gibbs checks out the AudioEngine S6 subwoofer and HD4 home music system.

In a Copper exclusive, Andrew Daly talks with esteemed writer and musician Greg “Ironman” Tate in what, sadly, is Tate’s last interview. Ken Kessler gets into a mystic reel-to-reel mood. Russ Welton has a speaker-shopping myth busted. Ray Chelstowski reviews the new documentary The Beatles And India. Stuart Marvin considers the two sides of keyboardist and sideman extraordinaire Billy Preston. B. Jan Montana meets some philosophical anglers. Don Lindich concludes his CES 2022 show report. Rudy Radelic begins a series on saxman John Klemmer. Tom Methans reflects on the music of Puerto Rico. Andy Schaub visits McGowan Park. The Copper A/V department gets fazed, loses control, encounters timeless elegance, and finds love.

Staff Writers:

J.I. Agnew, Ray Chelstowski, Cliff Chenfeld, Jay Jay French, Tom Gibbs, Roy Hall, Rich Isaacs, Anne E. Johnson, Don Kaplan, Ken Kessler, Don Lindich, Stuart Marvin, Tom Methans, B. Jan Montana, Rudy Radelic, Tim Riley, Wayne Robins, Alón Sagee, Ken Sander, John Seetoo, Dan Schwartz, Russ Welton, WL Woodward, Adrian Wu

Contributing Editors:
Ivan Berger, Steven Bryan Bieler, Andrew Daly, Jack Flory, Harris Fogel, Robert Heiblim, Steve Kindig, Ed Kwok, Andy Schaub, David Snyder, Bob Wood

“Cartoon Bob” D’Amico

James Whitworth, Peter Xeni

Parting Shots:
James Schrimpf, B. Jan Montana, Rich Isaacs (and others)

Audio Anthropology Photos:
Howard Kneller, Steve Rowell

Frank Doris

Paul McGowan

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 – FD

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