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Shakin' Street Gazette

Shakin' Street Gazette

Shakin' Street Gazette was a bi-weekly free fanzine edited by writer Gary Sperazza! and published at the State University College at Buffalo, NY between 1974 and 1975.

The Frut: Spoiled Rotten (Westbound 2008)

Review by Metal Mike Saunders, Shakin' Street Gazette, 1972

SPOILED ROTTEN is the title and that's what they are. Motor City rock is dead, and the only great group left (The Stooges) recently bit ...

Roy Wood: Boulders (United Artists)

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Shakin' Street Gazette, October 1973

‘There are solo albums and there are solo albums...’ Melody Maker ad. ...

Alice Cooper: Muscle Of Love

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Shakin' Street Gazette, November 1973

Well, Alice is rich. ...

Humble Pie: Thunderbox (A&M)

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Shakin' Street Gazette, February 1974

FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1972: 10,000 people rockin' and reelin' with the feelin'. Onstage is Humble Pie, who, by this time, have worked their set into ...

Big Star: Radio City (Ardent)

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Shakin' Street Gazette, March 1974

OK, HERE'S THE STORY: Alex Chilton, fresh from his Memphis residence with the Boxtops ('The Letter', 'Cry Like A Baby', 'Sweet Cream Ladies') heads to ...

Amon Düül: Amon Duul: Vive La Trance

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Shakin' Street Gazette, April 1974

GERMANY IS HARDLY the center of the rock universe. So the only rock and roll that seeped in during the late 60's were from those ...

Mott The Hoople: The Hoople

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Shakin' Street Gazette, May 1974

No, Mott hasn't changed and yes, Ariel doesn't fit in ...

Roxy Music: Songs from Europe: Roxy Music's Stranded

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Shakin' Street Gazette, May 1974

"Eno once busied himself amplifying the travel of earthworms.""Thomas Mann in Buddenbrooks characterizes the decline and dissolution of a prominent family with the increase in ...

Ducks Deluxe: Ducks Deluxe

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Shakin' Street Gazette, June 1974

FROM THE PUBS of England and Wales they come, weaned on the music of early rock 'n' roll, playing for pittance and sweat. till all ...

Rick Derringer: All American Boy

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Shakin' Street Gazette, June 1974

AND THE PATTERN continues: to rock music cultists, the real excitement and spotlights do not always lie with the finished product, the hit single. It ...

Edgar Winter: The Edgar Winter Group: Shock Treatrment

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Shakin' Street Gazette, June 1974

LET'S FACE IT: why do they call this the Edgar Winter Group? ...

Sweet: The Sweet: Sweet Fanny Adams (RCA)

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Shakin' Street Gazette, September 1974

AS YOU'VE DOUBTLESS read by now, Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman are two British songwriters who hit on a tried-and-true success formula: injecting rock and ...

How to be a Rock Critic: A Megatonic Journey

Essay by Lester Bangs, Shakin' Street Gazette, October 1974

LATELY I'VE NOTICED a new wrinkle on the American landscape: it seems as if there's a whole generation of kids, each one younger than the ...

Traffic: Where The Eagle Flies

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Shakin' Street Gazette, October 1974

RECORD COMPANIES amuse me. As soon as their bands get an established name, the corporate mouths start watering as they see visions of dollar signs ...

Hawkwind: Hall Of The Mountain Grill (United Artists)

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Shakin' Street Gazette, November 1974

WHEN LAST WE visited our resident space-age hippies (Shakin' Street No. 3), they had completed their lengthy and powerful Space Ritual, exploring what Tom Bingham ...

13th Floor Elevators, The Chocolate Watch Band, The Sonics, The Standells: The Shakin’ Street Punk Survey

Overview by uncredited writer, Shakin' Street Gazette, November 1974

THIS IS YOUR BIG CHANCE! Yes, it’s all coming back. Following the rock & roll revival, the surf music revival, and the reggae revival, the ...

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