Art talks about seeing The Mayor of Sunset Strip, the documentary film on legendary KROQ/Los Angeles radio personality Rodney Bingenheimer, and how this informed some of his questions for the show's guest.
The guest is Jeff Clark, longtime Atlanta rock critic, DJ and publisher of Stomp and Stammer. Clark joins Art at The Majestic to talk about his 30-plus years on the rock scene, from seeing R.E.M. at the old 688 club, to Album 88, an on-air stint at groundbreaking alternative rock station 99X, and publishing his own magazine. Clark also talks about reaction to the sometimes inflammatory tone of his writing that led to at least one bloody brawl with Brent Hinds, guitarist of Mastodon. He also addresses questions about the sometimes overt, conservative political bent of Stomp and Stammer, and the magazine's relationship with the Motor City Madman, Ted Nugent. 61 minutes.
Art's Comments: "Jeff Clark encapsulates 30 years of rock history from an Atlanta perspective. Whether you are a fan of alternative rock or not, there's a lot here for any music fan to bite into. He could easily be up there in the rock critic hall of fame next to Chuck, uh, Kurt Loder. Just try to overlook that I come across like Quentin Tarantino for the whole hour."
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Jeff Clark links:
Stomp and Stammer.com
WMLB-AM "The Voice of the Arts"
Clark's Occupy Atlanta editorial, reprinted in Creative Loafing - NOT misquoted!