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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Dave Tompkins is the author of How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop, The Machine Speaks. The book, now in paperback, is available for purchase here.

Included here are a few pieces by Tompkins that have been published in Stop Smiling magazine.


OPEN YOUR BOOKS TO PAGE FREAK

An interview with Egyptian Lover
Read the article here

THE NIGHT-TIME MASTER BLASTER
A history of the classic North Carolina track "Nasty Rock"
Read the article here

OVERPROGRAMMED FOR BEING THERE
On Newcleus, Whodini, Devo and more
Read the article here and view a slideshow here

 

FURTHER READING
Dave Tompkins at The New Yorker and The Believer

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