On Newsstands: “Day of the Remains”
The September-October issue of London-based Shindig! Magazine is (theoretically) on newsstands now. In addition to worthy stories by other writers, the issue prominently features my story of the Remains. Based on a lengthy in-person conversation I had last summer with Remains founder Barry Tashian, the piece…well…let’s just look at the promo blurb from Shindig!
They built a fan base in Boston. They recorded an album. They toured with The Beatles. Then they broke up before the album came out. Years later they became legends as part of the Nuggets collection. Bill Kopp talks with Remains founder/leader Barry Tashian about all that and more, including Tashian’s later work with Gram Parsons, The Remains reunion and a new film about the band.
Available for purchase here. You can also read an “outtake” of sorts from the feature (not included in the magazine) here.
About the Author
With a background in marketing and advertising, Bill Kopp got his professional start writing for Trouser Press. After a stint as Editor-in-chief for a national music magazine, Bill launched Musoscribe in 2009, and has published new content every business day since then (and every single day since 2018). The 4000-plus interviews, essays, and reviews on Musoscribe reflect Bill's keen interest in American musical forms, most notably rock, jazz, and soul. His work features a special emphasis on reissues and vinyl. Bill's work also appears in many other outlets both online and in print. He regularly hosts lecture/discussions on artists and albums of historical importance (including monthly events Music to Your Ears and Music Movie Mondays), and is a frequent guest on music-focused radio programs and podcasts. In Spring 2023 he is co-teaching a history of Rock 'n' Roll at UNC Asheville's College for Seniors. He also researches and authors liner notes for album reissues -- more than 30 to date -- and co-produced a reissue of jazz legend Julian "Cannonball" Adderley's final album. His first book, Reinventing Pink Floyd: From Syd Barrett to The Dark Side of the Moon was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2018, and in paperback in 2019. His second book, Disturbing the Peace: 415 Records and the Rise of New Wave, was published in 2021 by HoZac Books. His third book, What's the Big Idea: 40 Great Concept Albums will be published in 2024. Read even more about him here.