Robert Dean Lurie

Robert Dean Lurie

Writer and Musician

Author of "No Certainty Attached: Steve Kilbey and The Church" (2009, Verse Chorus Press). Architect of the "Dark Side of Hall and Oates" tribute CD. Freelance writer.

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Blurt Magazine

The Time Is Now: The Time Is Yesterday: Seven Simons

The unlikely return of one of the great, lost Athens, Georgia bands

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'We Can Be Heroes': 15 David Bowie Songs Of Individualism

'We Can Be Heroes': 15 David Bowie Songs Of Individ...

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Mystery Man: A Review of "The Political World of Bob Dylan" | National Review

Mystery Man | National Review Online

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Unlike a Rolling Stone

Why Bob Dylan, troubadour of the revolution, turned homeward...

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Behind the Music: A Review of Pete Townshend's "Who I Am" | National Review

Behind the Music | National Review Online

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The Conservative Kerouac

Beat novelist, Catholic, Republican—do you know Jack?...

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Blurt Magazine

BROKEN BELLS INSIDE OUT: Pt. 2—The Mad Scientist - Blurt Magazine

Part 2 of Blurt's interview with Broken Bells....

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Blurt Magazine

BROKEN BELLS INSIDE OUT: Pt. 1 — The Crooner - Blurt Magazine

“Perfect timing. Almost to the point where you’re superstitious.”: In which James Mercer, of Shins indie rock fame, outlines his gradual disillusionment with his old band and suggests how the subsequent summit with Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton might turn into his sonic salvation. BY ROBERT DEAN LURIE DATELINE: Tempe, Arizona...

Broken bells inside out pt. 3 the alchemists article
Blurt Magazine

BROKEN BELLS INSIDE OUT: Pt. 3—The Alchemists - Blurt Magazine

Part 3 of the Blurt interview with Broken Bells' James Mercer and Brian Burton....

Reassessed william s. burroughs article
Blurt Magazine


A review, with digressions, of Rub Out The Words: The Letters of William S. Burroughs 1959-1974  BY ROBERT DEAN LURIE  I went through a heavy William S. Burroughs phase in my twenties, which seems odd to me now. I mean, where was the point of connection? Burroughs—one of the founding...

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Blurt Magazine

TAKE THE DEADHEADS BOWLING: Camper Van Beethoven & Cracker - Blurt Magazine

In which our correspondent reaffirms his devotion to the former and pledges his allegiance to the latter over the course of a steamy, revelatory evening in Phoenix.  BY ROBERT DEAN LURIE It seems to me that there are just two types of rock bands. There are those like the Ramones...

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Blurt Magazine

GHOST OF THE LOST COAST: Camper Van Beethoven - Blurt Magazine

  “There’s no real benefit to stopping!” A conversation with David Lowery.  BY ROBERT DEAN LURIE  I’ve never really agreed with the famous quip (attributed to Martin Mull) that “writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” Nick Tosches, Lester Bangs, Nick Kent, and many other fine writers have proven...

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Blurt Magazine

DRAWN TO THE QUIET SPACES: Twinstar - Blurt Magazine

From southern popsters Seven Simons to a stint with The The and an almost-stint with the Church, guitarist Keith Joyner has always been about taste and restraint. His latest outfit should be the one to bring him to wide acclaim.  BY ROBERT DEAN LURIE In an alternate universe Keith Joyner...

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Daily Caller

Just The Facts: Bill Steigerwald Exposes A Great Writer’s ‘Literary Fraud’ In Dogging Steinbeck

Not too long ago I was having an email conversation with a fellow writer on the subject of the “New Journalists.” My colleague held some strong opinions. “I was grossed out by (Norman) Mailer's...

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How Pop Made a Revolution

The pop era created an appetite for disruption that transformed American culture....