Phallic cymbals: “David Lee Roth, ex-frontman with Van Halen, is excoriated for consorting voraciously with female groupies, yet Jimi Hendrix, just as sexually insatiable, was merely displaying “an innocently baroque gusto”. Innocently baroque? Best not go there.” – Steven Poole demolishes Ruth Padel’s I’m A Man. Excellent, intelligent music writing: go look.

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