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Washington Post, The

Founded in 1877, The Washington Post is an influential American daily newspaper, published in Washington, D.C.

Mick Ronson: Play Don’t Worry

Review by Charles Bermant, Washington Post, The, March 1975

WHEN DAVID BOWIE and the Spiders from Mars barnstormed America almost two years ago they managed to astound anyone who saw them perform. The Spiders ...

The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac: Fleetwood Mac's Tusk and The Eagles' The Long Run

Review by Al Aronowitz, Washington Post, The, November 1979

LONG AND EAGERLY AWAITED, Fleetwood Mac's Tusk comes as the most spectacular event in records since Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life. Less ...

The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac: The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac: Live

Review by Robot A. Hull, Washington Post, The, December 1980

LIVE ROCK ALBUMS, especially the pompous two-record variety, generally are an excuse for extended guitar work and prolonged drum solos. A marketing strategy and a ...

Bob Dylan, Peter Case: Bob Dylan’s Knocked Out Loaded, the Band of the Hand soundtrack, and Peter Case’s debut album

Review by Geoffrey Himes, Washington Post, The, July 1986

THE POOR SOUND wasn’t the only problem with Bob Dylan’s recent concert in Washington. A far more fundamental problem was the overbearing preachiness and unrelenting ...

U2's Journey Through The Past: Rattle and Hum

Review by Geoffrey Himes, Washington Post, The, October 1988

BY THEIR OWN admission, the members of U2 had little sense of history when they started making music. Like so many of their generation, the ...

Los Lobos: La Pistola y El Corazon

Review by Geoffrey Himes, Washington Post, The, October 1988

THE DIFFERENCE between Linda Ronstadt's recent album of Mexican folk standards and Los Lobos' new album of Mexican folk standards, La Pistola y El Corazon, ...

The Beach Boys: The Endless Echo of Pet Sounds

Essay by Geoffrey Himes, Washington Post, The, June 1990

COMIC STRIP characters rarely die, but Andy, the wisecracking AIDS patient in Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury strip, endured a long death watch this spring. When he ...

Bill Graham Presents: My Life Inside Rock and Out By Bill Graham and Robert Greenfield

Book Review by Tom Graves, Washington Post, The, October 1992

THE LATE Bill Graham is remembered by most as the prickly, hyperactive browbeater who opened not one, but two Fillmore concert halls during the height ...

Donald Fagen: Kamakiriad

Review by Geoffrey Himes, Washington Post, The, March 1993

DONALD FAGEN'S first album in 11 years, Kamakiriad, can be judged from two different perspectives. On the one hand, it marries tartly ironic lyrics with ...

Elvis Presley: From Nashville to Memphis: The Essential '60s Masters 1

Review by Geoffrey Himes, Washington Post, The, October 1993

IT'S EASY TO DISMISS ELVIS PRESLEY'S post-army career – easy, that is, until one is forced to sit down and listen to a song like ...

Bob Dylan: Warner Theatre, Washington D.C.

Live Review by Geoffrey Himes, Washington Post, The, October 1994

BOB DYLAN'S show at the Warner Theatre last night was rapidly going down the tubes when the singer suddenly focused himself and turned the second ...

Walter Becker: 11 Tracks Of Whack

Review by Geoffrey Himes, Washington Post, The, December 1994

AS THE TEAM called Steely Dan, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker wrote, produced and performed some of the smartest, most seductive rock-and-roll of the '70s. ...

Bob Dylan: MTV Unplugged (Columbia)

Review by Geoffrey Himes, Washington Post, The, May 1995

BOB DYLAN has released 52 songs on five different albums since 1992 but has not included one song of his own written after 1990. This ...

David Torn, James Blood Ulmer, Thurston Moore: When Guitars Speak: Innovations From Ulmer, Torn and Moore

Review by Geoffrey Himes, Washington Post, The, June 1995

IT'S EASY to understand why so many jazz and pop musicians have gravitated toward the buzzing, grinding and squealing of guitar distortion, even if those ...

Elvis Presley: Walk a Mile in My Shoes: The Essential ‘70s Masters

Review by Geoffrey Himes, Washington Post, The, December 1995

ELVIS PRESLEY'S music in the 1970s is often dismissed as the bombastic, half-hearted hack work of an overweight, pill-addicted, badly dressed has-been. In the liner ...

Carl Perkins with David McGee: Go, Cat, Go! – The Life and Times of Carl Perkins, The King of Rockabilly

Book Review by Tom Graves, Washington Post, The, June 1996

RECORD PRODUCER Sam Phillips, who owned the tiny Sun record label in Memphis, has been hounded for years by journalists and biographers about his decision ...

George Jones with Tom Carter: I Lived To Tell It All

Book Review by Tom Graves, Washington Post, The, June 1996

I LIVED TO TELL IT ALL, the long-awaited autobiography of country music legend George Jones, has to be one of the bleakest, most disconsolate music ...

James Sallis: The Guitar In Jazz – An Anthology

Book Review by Tom Graves, Washington Post, The, June 1996

WHY IS IT that jazz, one of the most exciting and explosive forms of music, has been the subject of some of the lamest, most ...

Danny Thompson, Richard Thompson: Industry: A Tale of Two Thompsons

Review by Geoffrey Himes, Washington Post, The, July 1997

DANNY THOMPSON grew up in the world described in the movie Brassed Off--the northern British villages where men scrub off the soot of the ...

Steve Earle's Politics and Prose

Report and Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Washington Post, The, February 1998

IT WAS the kind of night that could only take place in Nashville, a town with as many songwriters as Washington has bureaucrats. ...

Janet Jackson: True You: A Journey To Finding And Loving Yourself

Book Review by Michael Gross, Washington Post, The, March 2011

JANET JACKSON'S True You boasts alluring packaging: It's printed on the kind of ultra-white paper you rarely see in books anymore, chock-full of photos and ...

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