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Simon Reynolds, author of “Shock and Awe”

Simon Reynolds is a critically-acclaimed writer whose work has appeared in Rolling Stone, The Guardian, The New York Times and many others.  His new book, Shock and Awe, is a comprehensive look at the history and influence of Glam Rock.  We had a great conversation about Glam Rock’s impact on modern music, how it’s often incorrectly portrayed as “all image and no substance,” and whether or not youthful identity is still wrapped up in the choice of one’s music.