FOOTNOTES FROM THE ARCHIVES OF OBLIVION
print edition 2009
When the Footnote Archives column launched in Goldmine, back in 1995, the brief was simple. Once a month, America’s premier record collecting magazine would devote one full page to artists who, in some cases, might not ever have made a record… or, if they did, it wasn’t anything many of our readers would have heard of.
Eleven years later, FOOTNOTES FROM THE ARCHIVES OF GENIUS rounds up 39 of the 130+ different columns that have run over the past 11 years… a second volume, currently in preparation, will feature as many again. Many have been revised, not only to take into account subsequent reissues, but also to note sadder events as well – there have been as many deaths as there have been comebacks, after all, and I can’t help but feel a pang of regret at the thought that the last article these performers may have read about their “glory” days was published beneath the banner Footnote Archives. For their career might be a footnote to us, the outsiders, but for them… it was their life.
Biographies, interviews and memories of rock’s REAL forgotten heroes: featuring JOHNNY DEVLIN – SHANE FENTON – JOHNNY KIDD – MIKE PRATT – THE A-JAES – THE BEAT-HOVENS – PHILLIPPE DEBARGE – KEITH DE GROOT – THE RAN-DELLS – ROUNDABOUT – RUPERT & THE RED DEVILS -MIKE TAYLOR – ASHTON, GARDNER & DYKE – CARL DOUGLAS – FANCY -LUTHER GROSVENOR – HEAVY METAL KIDS – JO JO GUNNE – PAUL KING -MEDICINE HEAD – RAMASES – STRING DRIVEN THING – SLIK – DOCTORS OF MADNESS – GREEDY BASTARDS – LONDON – MASTERSWITCH – ROOGALATOR – SPHYNX – ANTHYM – THE BLUE MEANIES – LAST TOUCH – THE LEN BRIGHT COMBO – LOST LOVED ONES – RODDY RADIATION – SEXAGISMA – JOHNNY WARMAN – BABYLON ZOO