Tam Patton

Tam Patton works as a bookseller at Readings Carlton.


Lullaby and … The Ceaseless Roar by Robert Plant

With all the renewed interest in Led Zeppelin, firstly following their 2007 reunion shows and again on the re-release of their first three albums a few months ago, you might think their iconic vocali…

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The History of Rock ’n’ Roll in Ten Songs by Greil Marcus

When Greil Marcus’s editor suggested he write a history of rock ’n’ roll, he not surprisingly felt it was ‘a terrible idea, that it had been done to death’. Thankfully, Marcus did not shy from the ta…

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Led Zeppelin I, II & III

There are but a few unarguably important and revered groups in modern music that deserve the epithet ‘legendary’. If there is a canon of rock-and-roll, Led Zeppelin stand proudly as its Homer, its Mi…

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Open by The Necks

Occupying a unique space in contemporary music, The Necks have quietly birthed a genuinely original sound, carved from strata of seemingly disparate materials. Emerging from a nebulous background in …

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Bish Bosch by Scott Walker

Reclusive singer-songwriter Scott Walker’s rare releases are always keenly anticipated events, and those who might have secretly hoped he would return to the lush, romantic songs of melancholy and so…

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