John Dougan has been writing about music since Quicksilver Messenger Service released Happy Trails. He has been pop critic for the Springfield, MA, Daily News and an editor for the Boston Edge. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including Spin, In These Times, Option, Asymptote, City Pages, and the Utne Reader.
Desert Island Picks
Sun Ra Anything by Ra
Lee Perry Build the Ark & Open the Gate
Muddy Waters (Chess box set)
Miles Davis Amandla
George Jones Best of 1955-1967
Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks
Aretha Franklin Spirit in the Dark
Van Morrison It's Too Late to Stop Now!