Rock's Backpages

Page last modified on 10 January 2013, at 02:09 PM (initially posted on 2 July 2008)

Rock's Backpages is an online database of rock music writing, with material dating from the early 1960s to the present day.

The library of articles includes reviews, interviews and features, which are fully searchable and presented in full-text. The database also includes Mp3 audio files of original artist interviews, which are available for the first time. There are now twelve thousand articles on the site, featuring over two thousand artists with up to fifty new articles added each week.

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Also, users can use this WAYFless URL to jump straight to an article by appending "&article=" and the article path (the part of the URL after So the following link would automatically take users to the Pogues:

Please note that WAYFless URLs cannot be guaranteed to remain unchanged over time.

This service is available for subscription to UK HE, FE & research councils through JISC Collections.