Here's an excellent essay from recording engineer Rob Freeman on the making of the first Ramones album. It's technical, but not so jargon-heavy as to make a studio neophyte's eyes glaze over.
Shindig and Ugly Things types will flip for new 'zine Flashback, which includes a fine piece on Alan Betrock's Rock Marketplace.
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Reviews, articles, etc.:
7/8/65 issue: Front page pics of Lindsay campaigning in Coney Island (one of which shows Liza Minnelli singing); origins of "TheVillage Square" column; "Jazz Journal" on the closing of Birdland.
7/15/65 issue: "WBAI: Mastering the Art of Eking Out a Living," by Susan Brownmiller.
7/22/65 issue: "Washington Square: Man, That's My Living Room," by Susan Brownmiller--report on the rough characters ("skels," as one cop called them) who hung out there.
7/29/65 issue: "Dialogue in Prague: Eastern Europe Goes East Village," by Stan Fischler.
8/5/65 issue: Review of Tom Wolfe's Kandy-Kolored... by Paul Cowan; "It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Playing Rock and Roll"--review of the Newport Folk Fest by Arthur Kretchmer.
8/12/65 issue: Rebuttal letter to Kretchmer from Phil Ochs.
8/26/65 issue: Report on the L.A. riots; "Jazz Journal" on high prices at jazz clubs.
9/2/65 issue: Review of Dylan at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium.
9/23/65 issue: "A Rough Old Country"--Delta Blues study by Paul Chevigny.
9/30/65 issue: Part two of "A Rough Old Country"; "New York's Newspapers: Case of a Cloudy Future," by Susan Brownmiller; Gaslight Scotch-Irish folk show review; "Sing-Ins March Down to Village at 5 a.m.." by Jack Nefield.