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Gary Sperrazza!

Gary Sperrazza!

Gary Sperrazza! was the founder and editor of the great Shakin' Street Gazette. In addition, he has written for Bomp, NME, New York Rocker, Trouser Press and Time Barrier Express.

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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 ...

April Wine: Stand Back

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Phonograph Record, March 1975

LITTLE DID THE Henman brothers and Myles Goodwyn realize at the time that their Halifax-born band would fall prey to the ins-and-outs of record distribution ...

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 ...

Alice Cooper: Muscle Of Love

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

Well, Alice is rich. ...

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 ...

The Dictators: Back From The Bronx

Report by Gary Sperrazza!, New York Rocker, February 1981

NEW YORK– "You know how Teddy Pendergrass only lets women into his concerts? Next time we play here, we're only gonna allow 300 Ib. men ...

Bob Segarini, The Diodes, Teenage Head: Teenage Head, Diodes, Segarini: Toronto Punk Albums

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, New York Rocker, January 1984

Teenage Head: Frantic CityDiodes: Action/Reaction Segarini: On The Radio ...

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 ...

The Dudes: The Moustache, Montreal

Live Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Phonograph Record, December 1974

WHILE THE FREE world lies in wait for the "next big thing," Montreal is living and growing to the status of musical hot-bed of the ...

Dave Edmunds: The Classic Tracks 1968-72

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Phonograph Record, March 1975

AH, DAVE EDMUNDS! The Welsh producer-songwriter-rock 'n' roller and guitarist extraordinaire. ...

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 ...

Hawkwind's Space Ritual and Kosmik Muzak

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Strait, November 1973

AS YOU ALL KNOW, the prime force, the "essence" if you'll permit, of good rock has always been Energy. Rock Energy is created through two ...

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 ...

Millie Jackson - Rappin' with Millie J

Interview by Gary Sperrazza!, Black Music, September 1980

"So now ladies and gentlemen it is star time...ARE YOU READY FOR STAR TIME!!!...(yells, applause)...Thank you and thank you very kindly...It is indeed a great ...

The Morells: Midwest's Mighty Morells

Profile and Interview by Gary Sperrazza!, New York Rocker, May 1982

WHO? THE MORELLS are/were the Skeletons are/were the Symptoms, also known as the Original Symptoms. They have 4 singles, an EP, an LP, and have ...

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 ...

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Tom Petty: The Great White Hope

Interview by Gary Sperrazza!, Trouser Press, December 1978

Tom Petty Takes On Disco Menace ...

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 ...

The Stranglers: Stranglers: Black & White

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Trouser Press, July 1978

THERE'S A STORY floating around the A&M offices concerning the Stranglers that will probably never see print in the English pop weeklies. ...

Sweet: Desolation Boulevard

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Phonograph Record, February 1975

FOR A BAND prophesied to be one of the major forces in pop in the Seventies, the Sweet still remain the most misunderstood band of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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? ...

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. ...

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