Thursday, January 29, 2009


Longtime San Francisco Chronicle music hack Joel Selvin has written another error-riddled piece about Bay Area Music history:

The Chronicle's Bay Area musical history tour
Many Music Geeks of my generation have wanted to slap Selvin repeatedly over the years. Umlaut still has Selvin's patronizing and dismissive review of Metallica's 1985 San Francisco show in his scrapbook.

A note for the newbies: DO NOT believe everything you read by Mr. Selvin. Yes, he's been covering Bay Area Music since, like, 1906 or something.. but he is not the official Historian of Bay Area Music.