Rock ‘n’ roll, rare guitars, vintage vinyl, and criminal mayhem.

“Write What You Know”

Word On The Street

She’s a Poptimist with a taste for the Beatles, I’m an old rocker

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Endless online debates about a beloved pop rock genre.

The author & drummer talks power pop, pub rock and books

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A book, a film, and now an Apple TV series premiering April 30th

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Got To Get Ourselves Back to the Garden

The classic power pop break up song is not what it seems

A mid-career slump delivered one of the band’s best albums

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This album is a short story master class

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S.W. Lauden

LA-based writer and drummer. I publish crime novels, and non-fiction essay collections about music. Medium focus: Music, Books, Culture. Twitter: @swlauden

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