The Info List - David Fricke

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David Fricke (born June 4, 1952) is a senior editor at Rolling Stone magazine, where he writes predominantly on rock music. His career has spanned over 30 years.[1] In the 1990s, he was the magazine's music editor[2] before stepping down.


1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 Bibliography

3.1 Essays and reporting 3.2 Album reviews 3.3 Liner notes

4 References 5 External links

Early life and education[edit] Fricke graduated from Muhlenberg College
Muhlenberg College
in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in 1972.[3][4][5] There, he was a student DJ and studied journalism. Career[edit] The very first concert that Fricke attended was a Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd
concert. It was his love for live music that set him on his career path of becoming a music journalist.[6] Before joining Rolling Stone, where he is now senior editor, he wrote for Circus and Good Times.[6][1] His interviews with Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain
and Courtney Love
Courtney Love
for Rolling Stone, prior to Cobain's death, were widely cited. He has appeared on the Classic Albums documentaries on the making of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon, Cream's Disraeli Gears, Def Leppard's Hysteria, Nirvana's Nevermind, Metallica's Black Album, Peter Gabriel's So, Frank Zappa's Apostrophe and Over-Nite Sensation as well as Rush's Moving Pictures and 2112 albums. Fricke has also appeared on a number of Lou Reed
Lou Reed
documentaries and in the Wilco documentary I Am Trying to Break Your Heart.[7] He wrote the introductions to the program guides for Phish's 2009 Halloween performance of Exile on Main Street
Exile on Main Street
and 2010 Halloween performance of Waiting for Columbus.[citation needed] The Domino Recording Company
Domino Recording Company
released the North American version of the 30th anniversary reissue of Aztec Camera's debut album, High Land, Hard Rain, in 2014 and the liner notes are written by Fricke.[8][9] Today, he writes the "Fricke's Picks Radio" podcast and the Alternate Take blog in Rolling Stone.[10] Bibliography[edit] This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. Essays and reporting[edit]

Fricke, David (May 2015). "Rhiannon Giddens' old-time religion". Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
(Australia). 762: 24. 

Album reviews[edit]

Album title Artist Reviewed in

Dungeon Golds The Minus 5 Fricke, David (May 2015). "[Untitled review]". Reviews. Rolling Stone (Australia). 762: 95. 

Policy Butler, Will Fricke, David (May 2015). "[Untitled review]". Reviews. Rolling Stone (Australia). 762: 98. 

Liner notes[edit] Fricke has written liner notes for a number of albums, compilations and box sets, including:

The 1979 Kevin Roth album New Wind The 1993 Moby Grape
Moby Grape
compilation Vintage: The Very Best of Moby Grape The 1993 John Prine
John Prine
compilation Great Days: The John Prine
John Prine
Anthology The 1993 Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
compilation Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
Boxed Set 2 The 1995 Hüsker Dü
Hüsker Dü
live album The Living End The 1995 Velvet Underground
Velvet Underground
box set Peel Slowly and See; the 1997 "Fully Loaded" reissue of Loaded The Byrds
The Byrds
1996–2000 CD reissue series The 1997 Simon & Garfunkel compilation Old Friends The 1997 Paul Kelly compilation Songs from the South The 1998 Metallica
covers compilation Garage Inc. The 1998 Long Ryders 2-CD compilation Anthology The 1999 Captain Beefheart box set Grow Fins: Rarities 1965-1982 The 1999 Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix
live compilation Live at Woodstock The 1999 Ramones
compilation Hey! Ho! Let's Go: The Anthology The 2002 Nirvana "best-of" compilation Nirvana The 2003 AC/DC
Back in Black
Back in Black
reissue Back in Black
Back in Black
(remaster) The 2005 Violent Femmes
Violent Femmes
"best of" compilation Permanent Record: The Very Best of Violent Femmes The 2006 Def Leppard
Def Leppard
20th Anniversary Hysteria "Deluxe Edition" The 2006 Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa
box set The MOFO Project/Object The 2007 The Church "best of" compilation Deep in the Shallows The 2007 Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
"best of" compilation Mothership The 2008 Billy Joel
Billy Joel
box set The Stranger 30th Anniversary Edition The 2009 Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa
box set Lumpy Money The 2009 Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead
box set Winterland June 1977: The Complete Recordings The 2013 The Numbers Band (a.k.a. 15-60-75) reissue Jimmy Bell's Still In Town (1975)


^ a b "David Fricke, of Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
magazine, discusses navigating his way through 'chaos'". The Express Times. 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2013-03-20.  ^ [1] Archived October 16, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. ^ " David Fricke of Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
magazine tells intimate rock stories during talk at Allentown Art Museum". lehighvalleylive.com. 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2014-07-18.  ^ "Muhlenberg magazine cover" (PDF). Muhlenberg.edu. Retrieved 2014-07-18.  ^ "#132 Muhlenberg College". Forbes.com. Retrieved 2014-07-18.  ^ a b " David Fricke of Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
tells intimate Rock stories during talk at Allentown Art Museum". The Express Times. 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2013-03-20.  ^ "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart: Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. IMDb. Retrieved 15 September 2014.  ^ " Aztec Camera
Aztec Camera
– High Land, Hard Rain". Aztec Camera
Aztec Camera
on Discogs. Discogs. 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2014.  ^ "HIGH LAND, HARD RAIN". Domino USA. Domino USA. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2014.  ^ Fricke, David. "Alternate Take". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 

External links[edit]

David Fricke on Twitter

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