Butterfly Bar at the Vortex
"...Last Friday, about this hour, my wife and I sat in the outer office to Rolling Stone, waiting for our friend David Fricke to give us the “nickel tour.” The magazine’s now infamous “Bomber” issue lay on the table in the waiting area. I bagged it, then read the cover story on the flight home..."
"...Rolling Stone senior editor David Fricke was one of the few journalists Reed trusted after an infamous back-and-forth with Lester Bangs. From Fricke’s perspective, Reed’s reputation for causticity toward the press was rooted in the belief that journalists should care as much about their craft as he did...."
"..."Brent Grulke was a big part of why I felt so at home right away and every year after at SXSW," offered Rolling Stone senior writer David Fricke, who's been to all the annual gatherings since 1991. "He nurtured the festival and assured its success according to two simple, unbreakable rules: Music is all and all are welcome..."
"...This year's SXSW proved especially fruitful for the band in terms of exposure. In addition to a sound guy excitedly telling them they hit 120 decibels during their set, their performance at the Velvet Spade gained them one new fan: Johnny Ramone haircut icon and Rolling Stone senior music critic David Fricke...."
"...But at least she called. In the midst of telling SXSW war stories, currently shunned Chronicle Music Editor Raoul Hernandez reminisced about a dinner to which he brought Rolling Stone scribe David Fricke while Margaret was accompanied by her dear old pal John Cale..."
"...Nirvana, Wilco, Counting Crows, Lyle Lovett, the Replacements, Bob Mould -- all of them and hundreds more have made in-store appearances at Waterloo Records. David Fricke, senior editor for Rolling Stone, who makes a point of "one if not two trips" to Waterloo during his annual SXSW sojourn, recounts one of his favorite in-store moments...."
"...It follows Reed's career from his early Syracuse University days as a prot?g? of the poet and writer Delmore Schwartz to his Warholian days in the Velvet Underground and, later, his prolific solo career. Interviewees include musicians Thurston Moore, Patti Smith, David Bowie, David Byrne, Jim Carroll, John Cale, and Maureen Tucker; Factory actists Billy Name and Gerard Malanga; Warhol superstars Mary Woronov, Joe Dellasandro, and Holly Woodlawn, record producer Bob Ezrin; former Czech president Vaclav Havel; journalists John Rockwell, Lisa Robinson, and David Fricke; and many, many others..."
"...... AND YOU will KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD:Rolling Stone's David Fricke was knocked out by this local foursome at last year's conference, when they were fresh off their hard-hitting, ear-splittin' debut, known now to history as one of the last great Trance Syndicate albums..."
"..."Why would anyone want to be interviewed? Anybody in their right mind? Why would you, if the position was reversed, want to sit here and have me ask questions about you? 'What was it like, this failure you had when you were 22, David?'" Yet, Lou Reed proceeded to be expertly interviewed by Rolling Stone senior writer David Fricke in 1989. With this dichotomy, Melville House chose to close their "last" series with arguably the most difficult interview in rock & roll history..."
"...For the Arm, it was the beginning of an eventful week. Rolling Stone scribe David Fricke took furious notes at their Blender Balcony show that night and left with one of the final five remaining copies of 2004's self-titled debut..."
"...Though the ripples that hand sent through rock & roll were immediate, the Byrds' success was never entirely sweet in taste. McGuinn told Rolling Stone's David Fricke in 1990 he first heard "Mr..."
"..."He was on my first album," Stewart told Rolling Stone Senior Writer David Fricke in an unpublished interview from December. "And maybe three or four after that..."
"...What is a good idea is having the half-century history of the Stones discussed by prime company: Rolling Stone’s David Fricke, MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer, X’s John Doe, and Austinite Ian McLagan, the only member of the panel to have actually played with the Stones...."
"..."In the process [they] went from being an extraordinary collision of strangers to the tightest, most talked about band in San Francisco. The sessions became an off-hour magnet for other Frisco musicians and visiting dignitaries," writes David Fricke...."
"...Next week, the Arm embarks on one of those rare tours with local art-rock trio Single Frame. The fire from SXSW 06 hasn't quite burned down Rolling Stone senior critic David Fricke bought a CD and was seen feverishly noting the Arm's performance, BBC Radio took "Privileged Few" to the airwaves, and Bybee escaped a broken bottle to the jugular..."
"...Garage quartet the Clutters' debut T&C, released last year on Austin's Chicken Ranch Records, ultimately rattled all the way up the music-critic food chain when it landed in the CD player of Rolling Stone sensei David Fricke. The esteemed music scholar praised the hypertensive LP's "loose notion of place and time, with a push and punch back-dated to Fifties Memphis and Hamburg's Star Club in the mid-Sixties" in the magazine's Feb..."
"...More SXSW moments: Rolling Stone senior critic David Fricke looked on at Threadgill's Ice Cream Social as local figurehead Roky Erickson performed three songs with the Explosives, the power mysteriously going out the moment George W. Bush strategist/evil genius Karl Rove walked in for a meal Fricke, along with everyone else in attendance, had his mind blown by a leather-pants-clad Alejandro Escovedo's screaming two-hour Continental Club set Sunday The crowd at Jovita's Twangfest Thursday spilled all the way to Bouldin Creek and neighboring Freddie's parking lot for sets by Steve Wynn, Calexico, and the Bottle Rockets Proud Texans Jerry Hall and Ann Richards chatted during Rachel Fuller's Saturday showcase at the 18th Floor at Crowne Plaza, although Fuller's reputed boyfriend, Pete Townshend, never showed up...."
"...According to Erickson, "The music took over. It was like we wouldn't even have to touch our instruments." Rolling Stone senior editor David Fricke pointed out that the Grateful Dead didn't even have a record deal when "You're Gonna Miss Me" became a hit..."
"...market last year when its 2017 sophomore disc Jolly New Songs landed on a Newsweek best-of list. Haunting, atmospheric, with English lyrics, the Poles boast "elements of Sigur Ros and Radiohead," according to Rolling Stone great David Fricke, "but even darker." – Raoul Hernandez Keith Urban..."
"...Capping off a week that included an appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman and a performance at New York's Bowery Electric lauded by Rolling Stone's David Fricke, Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys received a historic hometown boost from Bruce Springsteen last Friday at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, N.J. The Boss sat in for the trifecta of "Always a Friend," Street Songs of Love's "Faith," and an eight-minute-plus retread of the Stones' "Beast of Burden" that will leave you slack-jawed in front of YouTube..."