In episode 8 I talk to Mike Watt (Stooges, Minutemen) about Richard Meltzer, a rock critic, performer, and writer from New York City, New York, United States. He is considered by some rock historians to be the first to write an accurate analysis of rock and roll and is credited with inventing rock criticism. Meltzer’s first book, The Aesthetics of Rock, evolved out of his undergraduate studies in philosophy at Stony Brook University and graduate studies at Yale University..

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