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  • Book Review: 'Wounds to Bind' recalls We Five's brush with fame

    I still remember the first time I heard We Five's 1965 hit "You Were On My Mind." It came on my bedroom radio when I was 8 or 9, and I quickly began taping it, mistaking its slightly androgynous harmonies for the Everly Brothers. Before long, I realized I was wrong, but the song's joyful ascent, starting with a solitary drumbeat and surging to a cascade of harmonies and percussion, hooked me so much that I didn't erase the tape.
  • CD Review: Too little life in 'Dead'

    CD Review: Too little life in 'Dead'
    Band and musicians have a certain something that defines them. People know Bob Dylan for his stream-of-consciousness lyrics and nasal voice, the Beatles for their catchy Mersey beat and Van Halen for its ear-splitting guitar solos. The Fountain Valley...

    City Lights: Dylan worth the time, no matter the quality

    City Lights: Dylan worth the time, no matter the quality
    It's no small feat to decode the lyrics of Don McLean's "American Pie," but most critics I've read believe "the jester" in verse three is a reference to Bob Dylan. That's the character, of course, who sings "in a coat he borrowed from James Dean/and a...

    Mailbag: Don't think twice, Dylan's all right

    I enjoyed some of what you had to say about my friend Bob Dylan ("Dylan worth the time, no matter the quality," City Lights, July 14). As for what the media has to say about him, it's the same old stuff. And as for the word "icon," you in the media need...

    City Lights: It's good to have the Boys back

    A few years ago, two of my Canadian cousins were visiting California and stopped back at the house enthused. The cause of their excitement? They had been driving around in their rental car when the Beach Boys' "I Get Around" came on the radio. After...