Author: Erik Mattox

Erik Mattox is one of the founders of 103.3 Asheville FM, a low-power FM radio station in Asheville, NC. Since its inception in 2009, Erik has hosted "The UnCola" every Tuesday playing "Forgotten Pop from the Last 50 Years" and "The WestCoast Breeze" every Thursday since 2015. He is writing his first book called "How The West Was Smooth: The History Of West Coast Music" and lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina with his wife, Lisa and two children, Lucy and Theo.
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How a Supermodel Saved Steely Dan

Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen and Walter Becker hadn’t worked together in years – and had no plans to do so until model-turned-singer Rosie Vela entered their world and sparked a new era of creativity.

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They’re Really Super: The Top 10 XTC Songs

This punk band blended serious pop hooks, edgy lyrics and pounding rhythms to create New Wave songs unlike any other. They’ve been compared to the Beatles and the Kinks, but Andy Partridge has always kept his own vision.