Saturday, April 14, 2007

Review -- FAKING IT by Hugh Barker and Yuval Taylor -- Washington Post 4/11/07

"From Mississippi John Hurt to John Lennon's primal-therapy-inspired songs to the Replacements' "cult of failure" and Kurt Cobain's cover of an old Leadbelly tune, Barker and Taylor tackle the many-headed Hydra of the authenticity question: the chasm between public persona and private reality; the triumphs and debacles that occur when artists attempt to reinvent themselves; the shaping of myths to fit audience conceptions..."