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J.D. Considine

J.D. Considine

J. D. Considine has written for many North American magazines and newspapers. From 1979 to 1996, he wrote for Rolling Stone and then wrote for Musician. He was on the staff of the Baltimore Sun from 1986 to the end of 2000, leaving to become managing editor of Revolver Magazine. He later became jazz critic at The Globe and Mail in Toronto.

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Carlos Alomar, David Bowie: Who The Hell Is Carlos Alomar?

Interview by J.D. Considine, Musician, March 1984

The Guitar Power Behind Bowie's Thin White Throne ...

Boston, Cheap Trick, Foreigner, Jefferson Starship, Journey, Rainbow, REO Speedwagon, Styx, Toto: Hard Pop, Suburban Rock

Report by J.D. Considine, Musician, October 1981

Band like REO, Styx and Journey have taken the details of the rock sound and made the medium the whole message, capitalizing on the rock ...

Jenny Burton, The Cold Crush Brothers: Various Artists: Wild Style — Original Soundtrack (Animal); Jenny Burton: In Black And White (Atlantic)

Review by J.D. Considine, Musician, April 1983

AS HIP-HOP, the rapping and scratching music of the break dancers, bounces out of the urban subculture and into the mainstream, it's reasonable enough to ...

Chic: Baltimore

Live Review by J.D. Considine, Musician, June 1982

APPEARANCES CAN be deceiving. As the rest of Chic pumped out the urgent, staccato vamp to 'Stage Fright', Nile Rodgers, Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin and ...

Phil Collins, Genesis: Front Man: Phil Collins

Interview by J.D. Considine, Musician, July 1990

IN A REVIEW of Phil Collins' latest album, ...But Seriously, J.D. Considine wrote that Phil was more fun when he was frivolous. That's where Phil ...

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Mardi Gras In Montreux (Rounder)

Review by J.D. Considine, Musician, October 1986

IF DECADES of drab Dixieland combos have left you thinking that the New Orleans notion of collective improvisation is mere fabrication, prepare to be converted. ...

Divinyls: The Divinyls: Painters Mill Star Theater, Baltimore

Live Review by J.D. Considine, Musician, July 1983

CHRISTINA AMPHLETT looks like Lily Tomlin's Edith Ann doing Patti Smith. She's standing at the microphone at Baltimore's Painters Mill Star Theater, wearing an amazingly ...

Dr. John: Dr John: On Becoming Mac Rebennack

Interview by J.D. Considine, Musician, June 1982

The legend of Dr. John and his gumbo ragtime voodoo funk medicine, as told by the man who invented him, lived him and let him ...

Dr. John: Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack (Clean Cuts)

Review by J.D. Considine, Musician, March 1982

AS THE TITLE implies, this is Dr. John being himself, stretching out on the piano and doing what comes naturally. At the same time, there's ...

Elvis Costello & The Attractions: Imperial Bedroom

Review by J.D. Considine, Musician, August 1982

THIS IS ELVIS Costello's best yet. I know you've heard that before, and probably about a couple of his albums, but I can't help it ...

Exposé: Greatest Hits (Arista)

Review by J.D. Considine, Vibe, March 1996

THESE DAYS, most people think Gloria Estefan was queen of the pre-bass Miami dance music scene. But the real rulers were Exposé, three women who ...

Fabulous Thunderbirds: The Fabulous Thunderbirds

Interview by J.D. Considine, Musician, June 1986

FROM RIB JOINTS TO MOVIES, THE T-BIRDS MAKE IT TOUGH ENOUGH ...

Genesis: Three For The Road

Interview by J.D. Considine, Musician, June 1992

VISITING REHEARSALS FOR A STADIUM TOUR ...

Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, Melle Mel, Mutabaruka: Grandmaster & Melle Mel: 'White Lines (Don't Do It)' (Sugar Hill 12-inch); Mutabaruka: 'Ode To Johnny Drughead' (Alligator 12-inch)

Review by J.D. Considine, Musician, January 1984

ALTHOUGH IT'S doubtful Nancy Reagan listens to either rap or reggae records (or anything more soulful than Ray Anthony, for that matter), she ought to ...

The Human League, Japan: Human League: Dare (A&M); Japan: Japan (Virgin/Epic)

Review by J.D. Considine, Musician, June 1982

CONTRARY TO popular belief, all synthesizer bands are not unlistenable. True, many do sound rather like the result of an infinite number of silicon chips ...

Living Colour, The Scorpions: Scorpions: Savage Amusement (Mercury); Living Colour: Vivid (Epic)

Review by J.D. Considine, Musician, July 1988

ADMIT IT — most of you would no sooner listen to metal than volunteer for root canal work. Metal is nasty, noisy, brutish, the kind ...

Billie Ray Martin, Kristine W: Billie Ray Martin: Deadline For My Memories (Sire); Kristine W: Land Of The Living (Champion/RCA)

Review by J.D. Considine, Vibe, September 1996

BEATS AREN'T the only things that change as dance pop evolves. When Madonna first made club music safe for the masses, she did it with ...

Paul McCartney: Pipes Of Peace (Columbia)

Review by J.D. Considine, Musician, January 1984

JUST WHEN you thought it was safe to like Paul McCartney again, along comes an album that makes Ram look like Abbey Road. It isn't ...

Megadeth: So Far, So Good...So What! (Capitol)

Review by J.D. Considine, Spin, March 1988

MATURITY IS not a concept commonly associated with heavy metal (unless you're using it as a euphemism for "old and decrepit" in which case it ...

The Police

Interview by J.D. Considine, Musician, December 1981

Between the pleasant song hooks and facile photogenia of the Police there lies a sophistication and urgency that has justly brought Andy Summers, Sting and Stewart Copeland to the ...

Rush: Screwing Up Pop — On Purpose

Interview by J.D. Considine, Musician, April 1990

RUSH MAY BE the only band on earth to have made "fear of boredom" a primary musical motivation. Needless to say, they don't put it ...

Santana: Carlos Santana

Interview by J.D. Considine, Musician, July 1981

Unable to slake his thirst for new music, Santana swings from jazzy solo outings to rock-based group projects. ...

Simple Minds: Ontario Theater, Washington D.C.

Live Review by J.D. Considine, Musician, August 1983

A THIN SLIVER OF STYLE ...

Sublime: Second-hand Smoke

Review by J.D. Considine, Baltimore Sun, January 1998

Sublime's Second-hand shows the promise that went up in smoke ...

Was (Not Was): Born To Laugh At Tornadoes (Ze/Geffen)

Review by J.D. Considine, Musician, November 1983

FOR AN ALBUM that boasts such a pointedly diverse array of vocalists — would you believe Mitch Ryder, Mel Tormé, Doug Feiger and Ozzy Osbourne, ...

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