articles BY JEN

Lost Britpop Gems

Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

for  'The Song Sommelier'

 

Jennifer Otter Bickerdike's tour of the British Pop from simpler times (sort of like a Britpop painted with a broader brush). A native of Santa Cruz Californ-i-a, Jen gives us a unique take on a very British phenomena, and it's the most fun listen you'll have in ages!

At Home With… Will Sergeant

Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

for VINYL

Beginning with their 1980 debut, Echo And The Bunnymen have released many vinyl classics of their own. Jennifer Otter Bickerdike takes a tour of guitarist Will Sergeant’s collection…

Henry Rollins interview – Why Vinyl Matters

Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

for VINYL

In this first exclusive extract from the new book, Why Vinyl Matters by Jennifer Otter Bickerdike, punk legend and Black Flag mainman Henry Rollins tells us how he fell in love with records…

The Importance of Vinyl – Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

for Classic Album Sundays

Since getting my first album- a 45” single from the 101 Dalmatians Soundtrack when I was just 4 years old- I have bowed at the shrine of the LP. The Disney dogs were simply the proverbial gateway drug to record obsession. 

'Tim Lefebvre'

28 May 2019

Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

for Bass Guitar Magazine

Life after Bowie, explained in detail by the great Lefebvre.

Jennifer Bickerdike asks the questions.

August 14, 2017

Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

for Louder than War

As an expert on music and popular culture fandom Dr Jennifer Otter Bickerdike has a deep understanding of why people obsess over acts – but her experience of fandom started from a more personal place. Here she discusses why fandom matters, to her and to us all. 

August 7, 2017

Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

for Louder than War

Madonna has always courted controversy through her refusal to compromise on being, well, Madonna. Through her fashion, her music, and her sexuality she became an icon and remains one of the last still standing from the 1980s. Now, Dr Jennifer Otter-Bickerdike takes a look at Madonna in 2017 and how she’s still refusing to do what society and showbusiness expect of a woman past 40, and in doing so is making a stand for us all. 

'Cruise control: how yacht rock sailed back into fashion'

Wed 20 Apr 2016

Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

for The Guardian

Smooth, well-produced, meticulously written: soft rock had a bad reputation in the DIY 80s and 90s. But today it has renewed relevance. An aficionado explains.