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Family: Bandstand (United Artists)

Review by Richard Cromelin, Music World, December 1972

PERSONNEL CHANGES have had much to do with the evolution of Family, and, as nice as the two early Reprise albums (Music in a Doll's ...

Jesse Colin Young: The Troubadour, Los Angeles

Live Review by Jeff Walker, Music World, December 1972

JESSE COLIN Young was a folkie at about the same time we all were. Years of New York City existing, some passionate living in a ...

Artist & Repertoire: We Buy And Sell Talent

Report by David Rensin, Music World, January 1973

"So you want to be a rock and roll star
Well listen now to what I say
Just get an electric guitar
Take some time and learn how ...

The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt: The Eagles/Linda Ronstadt: Los Angeles

Live Review by David Rensin, Music World, January 1973

PERHAPS IT was the atmosphere of a college campus where the audience is usually reasonably intelligent and not prone to yelling "boogie" or "rock and ...

Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show: Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show At The Troubadour

Live Review by David Rensin, Music World, February 1973

A LONG TIME ago, when I first heard 'Sylvia's Mother', a song and image Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show would just as soon one ...

Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids, Fumble: Fumble and Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids

Review by Greg Shaw, Music World, February 1973

THE ROCK & roll revival is sure getting to be a pain in the ass. That's a tough admission for me to make, as I ...

Mance Lipscomb: Portrait of a Texas Bluesman

Profile and Interview by Harold Bronson, Music World, February 1973

MANCE LIPSCOMB is one of those bluesmen who has been promulgated by the blues revival. It's really too bad that his status is not one ...

Bobby Womack: Gettin' To It

Profile and Interview by Steven Rosen, Music World, April 1973

BOBBY WOMACK HAS been making music for twenty long years, an odyssey that carried him from the working quarters of Cleveland to the rocking corners ...

Sandy Denny: Sandy

Review by Ken Barnes, Music World, April 1973

THE SINGER/SONGWRITER boom is still rolling merrily along, but some of the most brilliant artists in the genre have failed to break through thus far. ...

Sylvester: Stardom as Lifestyle

Profile by Richard Cromelin, Music World, April 1973

Of course, there's nothing more ancient or honorable than the old shamanistic transvestite that we see running up and down Greenwich Avenue. There's something very ...

The Incredible String Band Ascending To The Stars

Profile by Steven X Rea, Music World, April 1973

God made a song when the world was new, waters' laughter sings it true, O, wizard of changes, teachme the lesson of flowing — Robin Williamson ...

David Blue: A Natural Progression

Interview by David Rensin, Music World, June 1973

THERE IS SOMETHING about David Blue that screams "Handle With Care." Perhaps a quality attributable to a glass figurine that you hold up to the ...

Led Zeppelin: Houses of the Holy (Atlantic)

Review by Steven Rosen, Music World, June 1973

WHO WOULD have thought that Led Zeppelin would have followed up their rocking fourth album with a clunker like Houses Of The Holy? The fourth album ...

Neil Young: Unsettling Looseness

Live Review by David Rensin, Music World, June 1973

WRITING ANYTHING about Neil Young is always a labor of love, but the tendency to be both overly critical and sympathetic concerning his artistic fluctuation ...

Ruben and the Jets: Ruben & The Jets: For Real! (Mercury)

Review by Gene Sculatti, Music World, June 1973

AS DEBUTS GO, this is a competently performed, surely inoffensive first try, but it's not the oldies revamp its title implies. The problem is, it's ...

Slade: Santa Monica Civic, Los Angeles

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Music World, June 1973

SLADE, WHOM many anticipated to be an important new breath of life in the rock world, was slain by its own device here at the ...

Tom Waits: Thursday Afternoon, Sober as a Judge

Profile and Interview by Jeff Walker, Music World, June 1973

IT IS SOMETIMES extremely difficult to separate an artist from the trend he's involved in; even if there's only a single element that makes him ...

Elton John: What do Bowie, Elton, and Mantovani have in common?

Interview by Harold Bronson, Music World, June 1973

I DON'T KNOW why so many of the stars take up residence at Hollywood's Chauteau Marmont Hotel on the Sunset Strip. Perhaps it's because of ...

Jesse Colin Young: Trying To Be A Good Highway

Interview by Steven X Rea, Music World, November 1973

WE DROVE our '54 Chevrolet along the road to Inverness on the Point Reyes peninsula quickly, somehow feeling threatened by the grey, heavy clouds that ...

Manfred Mann: Get Your Rocks Off

Review by Steven Rosen, Music World, November 1973

IT WOULDN'T be unfair to say that Manfred Mann's role in music has been similar to that of John Mayall's; that is, both musicians have ...

Steely Dan: Countdown To Ecstasy

Review by Steven X Rea, Music World, November 1973

THIS IS BASICALLY just a review of one song on Countdown To Ecstasy. I mean, the rest of the record is fine, the lyrics are ...

Spooky Tooth: The Return Of Spooky Tooth

Interview by Steven Rosen, Music World, November 1973

MIKE KELLIE walked into the A&M interview room with eyes bulging, mouth agape, and cheek bones drawn high; his answer to the oh-so-ordinary American handshake. ...

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