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Mitchell Cohen

Grew up in the Bronx, NY, fixated as a child on NYC top 40 radio in the early '60s: the WMCA Good Guys, the WABC All-Americans, and Murray the K's Swingin' Soiree on WINS. Fast-forward to NYU grad school (Cinema Studies); began writing about music and film for various publications, including Creem, Film Comment, Take One, Fusion, Phonograph Record Magazine. Wrote books on Carole King and Simon & Garfunkel for Sire/Chappell Books. While still writing regularly on music (for Creem, mostly, but also frequently for High Fidelity, Let It Rock, Who Put The Bomp, Country Music, Musician etc.), got a job in the publicity department at Arista Records, writing artist bios, press releases, that sort of thing. Which led to a position in the Creative Services department, writing print ads, producing radio spots (won a Clio Award for a Monty Python radio ad). Then made transition into Arista A&R, signed The Church, The Jeff Healey Band, made a pop-rock "comeback" album with Dion (‘Yo, Frankie’). Compiled and/or annotated reissues for Arista (The Monkees, Lee Dorsey, The Kinks, The Everly Brothers, lots of others) and Rhino (The Shirelles, Gene Pitney). Moved over to Columbia Records in 1993 and became Senior VP of A&R. Among Columbia projects: Maxwell, Nellie McKay, The Raveonettes, Savage Garden. Nominated for a Grammy Award as one of the producers of Sony 100 years multi-CD set. Voting member of NARAS and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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ABC: The Lexicon Of Love

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, December 1982

DESIRE SOMETIMES goes unreciprocated. Sad, but it happens. Martin Fry, the leader of ABC, does not accept this with equanimity. He stares at his blueprint ...

Altered Images: Pinky Blue

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, January 1983

CLARE GROGAN has this itsy little boop-be-doop of a voice, and she twists phrases into odd curlicues while her four-piece band plays zesty, danceable (mustn't ...

Laurie Anderson: Big Science (Warner Bros.)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, August 1982

‘I NO LONGER love the way you hold your pens and pencils’ is a line that any one of a thousand writers might write. But ...

Average White Band: Winterland, San Francisco

Live Review by Mitchell Cohen, Phonograph Record, June 1975

THERE ARE THOSE who have had Average White Band pegged from the start as the best blue-eyed soul band since the Young Rascals, and these ...

The B-52s: Climate Control In The Land Of 16 Dances

Interview by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, December 1979

MOST PEOPLE, when discussing/remembering the beach party movies, don't take Jody McCrea into account. There was a nerd in the surf. This relates to The ...

Bananarama: Bananarama (London)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, August 1984

BANANARAMA CAN'T BE bothered to raise their voices; it's just not worth it. The attitude is cool deadpan, the image is ye'-ye' girls with a ...

The Bay City Rollers: Bay City Rollers: Once Upon A Star

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Phonograph Record, September 1975

THE BAY CITY Rollers campaign is underway, and its components are familiar: screaming female fans in Great Britain, Sid Bernstein masterminding tour plans, back-to-back appearances ...

The Beach Boys

Comment by Mitchell Cohen, Phonograph Record, July 1975

"THIS IS A SERIOUS surfing song," Mike Love announces from the stage of Madison Square Garden and the Beach Boys launch into a lively rendition ...

The Beach Boys: The Beach Boys

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, October 1985

SAY YOU'RE AT your high school reunion – a far-fetched thought, but bear with me for a moment – and some creep corners you by ...

The Beach Boys: The Beach Boys Love You

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, July 1977

There is no TM song, no music-is-swell song, or "unfolding enveloping missiles of soul," or political/ecological commentary. Instead, what we have here is a collection ...

The Beatles, Wings: Wings: The Band On The Road

Report by Mitchell Cohen, Phonograph Record, May 1976

THE WINGS LIVE show has been evolving over the past three years, and McCartney deliberately kept a low profile during its earliest stages, a university ...

The Belle Stars: The Belle Stars

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, August 1983

THERE'S NO LACK of traumatic incident on The Belle Stars' first album: lovers treat each other abominably, separate, commit crimes of passion. ...

Big Country: The Crossing

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, December 1983

EVERYTHING'S AN "ANTHEM" these days, every song that asserts the simplest preference, celebrates any individual or social identity or activity (oh, "Flashdance...What A Feeling," or ...

Blue Angel: Blue Angel

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, February 1981

FOR A FEW YEARS, roughly coinciding with the campaign and administration of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, rock 'n' roll was the music of an era on ...

Allan Clarke, Colin Blunstone: Colin Blunstone: Never Ever Thought (Rocket); Allan Clarke: I Wasn't Born Yesterday (Atlantic

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, October 1978

WHAT'S MISSING on these LPs is the quality of delight. Nobody would consider the early records of The Zombies or The Hollies particularly well-crafted, but ...

Boston: Don't Look Back (Epic)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, November 1978

SHE'S THE ONE dreams were invented for, and you've had her. The pursuit was long and arduous, the affair sudden and turbulent. You've gone madly ...

Box of Frogs, Rod Stewart, Vanilla Fudge: Box Of Frogs: Bench Strength/Rod Stewart: Camouflage/Vanilla Fudge: Mystery

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, October 1984

IT'S BEEN ONE Old Timers Day after another for Hall of Fame axe-handler Jeff Beck over the past year or so. ...

Bonnie Bramlett: The Bottom Line, NYC

Live Review by Mitchell Cohen, Phonograph Record, March 1975

THE PRESSURE is on Bonnie Bramlett now, in a way that it's never been before. As part of a group that served as a way-station ...

Jackson Browne, Winning

Interview by Mitchell Cohen, Phonograph Record, November 1976

JACKSON BROWNE sat in a locker room beneath a domed hall at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. It had been a particularly successful college ...

The Cars: Candy-O

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, October 1979

Candy-O Is Peggy Sue's daughter. Candy-O is this year's model. (Is the band furious that such an obvious title for their second had already been ...

Cheap Trick: Heaven Tonight (Epic)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, August 1978

DANIEL AND GLORIA met at a rock flea market when their hands reached for the one over-priced copy of Hackamore Brick's One Kiss ...

Alex Chilton: The Big Star of New York's Underground

Report by Mitchell Cohen, Phonograph Record, June 1977

CHAPTER THREE in the adventures of a bona-fide, under-acknowledged rock hero is currently in progress. At the moment, the story is mostly taking place in ...

The Chocolate Watch Band, The Fleshtones, The Standells: The Fleshtones: Hexbreaker!, plus Standells and Chocolate Watch Band best-ofs

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, November 1983

WE'VE HEARD THIS before, and the Fleshtones know it: "Your scene isn't really so strange/Some things never really change." Hornet-nest guitar. Gnarly vocals. Lyrics that ...

Elvis Costello and the Attractions: Goodbye Cruel World (Columbia)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, September 1984

IT'S ALMOST Elvis Costello and the Distractions this time out. Goodbye Cruel World, LP #10 (here in America, at least), has such a desperate busyness ...

Elvis Costello: My Aim Is True (Columbia)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, February 1978

THIS BANDIT SUMMER, this snatcher of heroes, loved ones and possibilities, will be remembered also for leaving behind intoxicating rock and roll, with this album ...

Marshall Crenshaw: Field Day

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, September 1983

MARSHALL CRENSHAW'S first album was like a tuneful adaptation of an ad from the Voice's personal/classified columns: Lookin' for a brand new lover, a cynical ...

The dBs: Like This

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, February 1985

CENSUS-TAKERS have determined that there is a core audience of 19,422 citizens with a susceptibility toward charmingly weird, clever, and sensitive pop-rock with a foundation ...

Rick Derringer: The New Derringer: Rick Derringer & Cynthia Weil

Interview by Mitchell Cohen, Phonograph Record, June 1976

DERRINGER: ANOTHER PUNK INCORPORATES ...

Dexys Midnight Runners: Dexy's Midnight Runners: Searching For The Young Soul Rebels

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, May 1981

WHAT A GASEOUS hoot this album is. Such a conglomeration of goofy pretentions, cornball horn charts and blowsy singing hasn't been heard since the pre-War ...

The Doors: Alive, She Cried

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, January 1984

WHAT WAS that he said? "No time to wallow in the mire." Tell that to the folks who have somehow managed to turn a band ...

The Doors, Jim Morrison: Jim Morrison: Remembering Morrison

Retrospective by Mitchell Cohen, Fusion, June 1974

THE rock world was still staggering from the back-to-back deaths of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin when they were suddenly and mysteriously joined in pop ...

Bob Dylan: Shot Of Love

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, November 1981

BOB DYLAN AND Lenny Bruce once shared a taxi for about a mile and a half. According to Dylan, the ride felt as though it ...

Joe Ely: Hi-Res

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, July 1984

JOE ELY'S Hi-Res has a feverish, jittery seediness, a buzz you can't shake off. Remember the first episode of Cheers, where the guys argued about ...

Marianne Faithfull: Broken English

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, March 1980

"I never lied to my lover/But if I did I would admit it/If I could get away with murder/I'd take my gun and I'd commit ...

Marianne Faithfull: Ses Liaisons Dangereuses

Interview by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, February 1982

"I'VE ALWAYS KNOWN who I was," she says in a raspy, Bette Davis voice. "Whether I could achieve to express that to everyone else was ...

Fiona Apple: The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Rock's Backpages, June 2012

THE AUDACITY of the new Fiona Apple album makes me so happy, because I can imagine what went on over at her record company when ...

Fleetwood Mac: Tusk: From Shining Platinum To Dull Ivory

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, January 1980

WHITE ELEPHANT is more like it, heffalumping into the thick four-sided forest, stomping on moby grapes, swatting at the metaphysical graffiti carved into the tree ...

John Fogerty: Centerfield

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, April 1985

I have a better title, except Malamud already claimed it: The Natural. John Fogerty's sound could never be pinned down to time or ...

Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson: Smokey Robinson: Being With You (Tamla)/Marvin Gaye: In Our Lifetime (Tamla)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, June 1981

THESE ALBUMS are blueprints for romantic strategies. Hearing them together is like eavesdropping on both halves of a double date, comparing style of seduction. ...

Greg Kihn: Kihn-Esthetic Responses

Interview by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, January 1979

GREG KIHN is up for this one. ...

Emmylou Harris, Maria Muldaur: Maria Muldaur & Emmylou Harris Live

Live Review by Mitchell Cohen, Phonograph Record, July 1975

Maria Muldaur: Carnegie Hall, New York Emmylou Harris: Schaefer Music Festival, Central park, New York ...

George Harrison: Somewhere In England

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, September 1981

"SHE'S A DRAG. A well-known drag. We turn the sound down on her and say rude things." – George Harrison, A Hard Day's Night, 1964. ...

Richard Hell: Destiny Street

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, November 1982

SAY YOU AND these other guys used to hang out in this neighborhood, and you all had pretty much the same goals, the same diversions, ...

The Human League: Dare

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, June 1982

IF THE GUY who built a pinochle-playing computer for his Science Techniques Lab in high school married the gal who wrote poems called "alien/nation" for ...

Joe Jackson's Jumpin' Jive: Joe Jackson's Jumpin' Jive

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, October 1981

JUMPIN' JIVE IS about a musician with an attitude messing with music that is about style. ...

Rick James: Throwin' Down (Gordy)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, September 1982

HE HAS A VOICE that's like a Looney Tunes imitation of Edward G. Robinson. His priorities (or those of the character he's created) are getting ...

Jefferson Starship: Central Park, NYC

Live Review by Mitchell Cohen, Phonograph Record, June 1975

THEY MAY HAVE changed their surname, but Jefferson Starship have arrived at a conciliatory relationship with their past, and with mixed results. With Marty Balin ...

Joan Jett: I Love Rock 'N' Roll (Boardwalk)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, March 1982

IF ANY OF rock's male marauders (say Triumph, or Rush) opened up an LP with a stop 'n' start thumper about spotting a 17-year-old number ...

David Johansen: Position Of A Vagabond Missionary

Interview by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, December 1982

IN AN OFFICE that overlooks Central Park, David Johansen finds the videotape he's looking for, a recording of his New Year's morning show at the ...

Rickie Lee Jones: Girl At Her Volcano

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, October 1983

IT SEEMS APT that Rickie Lee Jones's Girl At Her Volcano begins at a point near the end of her live set ("We love you!" ...

Carole King: On This Side Of Goodbye

Retrospective by Mitchell Cohen, Phonograph Record, January 1976

HE COMES HOME from a night of petting heavily in the back row of the RKO Fordham. Aching from the pains of halted passion, he ...

Kokomo: Wollman Rink, New York NY

Live Review by Mitchell Cohen, Phonograph Record, October 1975

IF THERE'S ONE thing we don't need it's a group composed of exiles from second-line British boogie bands that has a tendency toward disco-oriented soul. ...

Julian Lennon: Valotte

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, March 1985

GIVE MY REGARDS To Broad Street, a motion picture written by, and starring, Paul McCartney, opens across America in October, closes across America by November. ...

Let's Active: Afoot

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, April 1984

MITCH EASTER is like a kid who only has a box of eight Crayolas – the basic set, no burnt sienna, no vermillion, no cornflower ...

Huey Lewis and the News: Huey Lewis: Picture This

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, May 1982

HO HUM, you might say. One more slick-surfaced pop rock band with hooks to spare (many made out of spare parts), sax breaks, high-pitched harmonies ...

Nils Lofgren: I Came To Dance

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, June 1977

MAYBE NILS LOFGREN always was sort of a dummy. But his heart was in the right place (on his sleeve), he was capable of inventing ...

Lone Justice: Lone Justice

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, September 1985

LONE JUSTICE'S Maria McKee is one tough cookie. Barely out of her teens, she comes on with a spitfire defiance and a repertoire of yelps, ...

Bob Marley & the Wailers: Bob Marley et al: Jamaica

Overview by Mitchell Cohen, Phonograph Record, October 1975

FIRST DAY, RAIN. Thick clouds and then more rain. It is, I'm told, the wetter of Jamaica's two wet seasons. ...

Bob Marley & the Wailers: Bob Marley: Wollman Skating Rink, New York NY

Live Review by Mitchell Cohen, Phonograph Record, July 1975

IT WAS THE first one of those muggy nights this season, when the air is so close it cuts down your breathing, that Bob Marley ...

McGuinn, Clark & Hillman: McGuinn, Clark & Hillman

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, May 1979

HAD RECORDS LIKE 'The World Turns All Around Her', 'She Don't Care About Time', and 'I Feel A Whole Lot Better' been products of your ...

Meat Loaf: Dead Ringer

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, December 1981

MEAT 'ANYWHERE he wants to' Loaf is waxing rhapsodic once more. Who among us has not missed the grandiloquent sound of the corpuscles in his ...

Van Morrison: A Sense Of Wonder

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, June 1985

ONE OF THE SMARTEST things Martin Scorsese did in The King Of Comedy was bracket it with songs by Ray Charles and Van Morrison. The ...

Van Morrison: Common One

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, December 1980

ANYONE WHO CAN make the phrase "William Blake and the eternals" sound like the evocation of a metaphysical doo-wop group, as Van Morrison did on ...

Randy Newman: Born Again

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, December 1979

AFTER FIVE ALBUMS and almost ten years of intermittent brilliance, Randy Newman achieves a number one single with a nastily amusing ditty. ...

NRBQ: Grillin' At The Roadside

Interview by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, December 1983

THINK OF NRBQ as a diner somewhere off the main highway, serving up Tex-Mex chili, Kansas City barbeque, Philadelphia cheese steaks, New England clam chowder, ...

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Tom Petty: Damn the Torpedoes (Backstreet/MCA)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, February 1980

DAMN THE TORPEDOES takes the American Stand: "Don't tread on me" When you've been ‘raised on promises’ like the heroine of Tom Petty's bicentennial debut, ...

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Tom Petty: Southern Accents

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, July 1985

PRETTY SOON, it will be an established practice for earnest rockers to start off albums by announcing the circumstances of their birth. ...

The Police: Ghost In The Machine

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, January 1982

GARRY AHRENBERG couldn't get into the Police, an esthetic predeliction that caused him no small amount of derisive peer pressure. ...

Queen: Jazz (Elektra)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, March 1979

FOR A FEW weeks in 1978, an FM radio station in New York City was trying, earnestly and imaginatively, to create rock 'n' roll counter-programming. ...

Queen: The New British Invasion

Interview by Mitchell Cohen, Phonograph Record, March 1976

"YOU'RE NOT going to ask me to interpret ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, are you?" ...

The Ramones: Ramones: Road To Ruin (Sire)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, December 1978

"Sometimes timing is everything, you know?""How do you mean?" ...

The Ramones: What Price Glory? The Ramones Soldier On

Interview by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, June 1980

"Survival of the fittest. And besides, it's fun." – Daffy Duck, helping a wabbit-hunting Elmer corner Bugs in Rabbit Fire ...

The Records: The Records

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, November 1979

MEMORANDUMFrom: Carraway LP Analysts, Inc.To: CREEM MagazineRe: THE RECORDS ...

Nile Rodgers: Adventures In The Land Of The Good Groove

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, July 1983

SINCE NILE RODGERS (A) is democratic enough to include Wall Street within the borders of good-groove land (see the map on the album cover), and ...

The Rolling Stones: Metamorphosis

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Phonograph Record, July 1975

THE FASCINATION of Metamorphosis, basically a collection of outtakes, oddities and alternate versions, lies in what it adds to our experience and knowledge of the ...

The Romantics: The Romantics

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, April 1980

I CAN'T ACCEPT Shelley Hack as a Charlie's Angel (Spelling-Goldberg should burn in Nielsen purgatory for rejecting Claudia Jennings, who proceeded to smash up her ...

Roxy Music: Flesh & Blood

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, October 1980

Voices: "NBC, proud as a peacock!"Announcer: "Fred Silverman presents The Roxy Music Flesh and Blood Comedy Hour starring Bryan Ferry. With The Doomdiggers, Brian Eno ...

The Rubinoos: Rubinoos: Theoretical Boys In Search Of The Summer Single

Interview by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, August 1979

IT IS A PERFECT world: the date is anywhere between May 15 and June 28; you are fourteen years old, and the days are getting ...

Patty Smyth, Scandal featuring Patty Smyth: Scandal Featuring Patty Smyth: Warrior

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, November 1984

THIS RECORD SHOULD come in a plain white package, like generic elbow macaroni; it has every 1984 mainstream (AORMTV) rock mannerism so down pat that ...

Bob Seger: The Distance

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, April 1983

THERE'S A NEW furrowed-brow earnestness now emerging in American rock 'n' roll, a grainy neo-realism that depicts workaday lives in ways that were once the ...

The Shangri-Las: Shangri Las: A Teenage Melodrama

Retrospective by Mitchell Cohen, Let It Rock, December 1974

SHALL WE DANCE? ...

Del Shannon: Fugitive Kind of Love: Del Shannon

Interview by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, June 1982

"THERE WAS A girl I thought was really in love with me. I mean, my heart would pound when she came around. She gave me ...

Paul Simon: Hearts And Bones

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, February 1984

ON HEARTS AND BONES, Paul Simon turns the basic philosophical pop question inside out. Instead of "Why do fools fall in love?" (or its variation, ...

Slade: Keep Your Hands Off My Power Supply

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, June 1984

HERE IS NODDY HOLDER, raspy lead singer of Slade, putting a move on a member of the opposite sex: "You want equality/You won't get none ...

The Small Faces: Small Faces: Playmates

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, December 1977

ONE SOLO CAREER going nowhere, two sidemen left in the, lurch, and a convenient reconciliation. The Faces have gotten Small again, with their original lead ...

Patti Smith: Avery Fisher Hall, NYC

Live Review by Mitchell Cohen, Phonograph Record, May 1976

FOR SOME OF US, Patti Smith is the girl of our rock and roll dreams. As a performer she doesn't merely flirt with danger, she ...

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes: This Time It's For Real

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, June 1977

The songs of Miami Steve Van Zandt are like found objects; he zeroes in on particular species of East Coast rhythm and blues, mixes together ...

Bruce Springsteen: Darkness On The Edge Of Town (Columbia)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, September 1978

If I walk away from this, he thought, I'll be an old man – all ghosts and hangovers and mellow recollections. Fuck it, he thought, ...

Squeeze: East Side Story (A&M)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, August 1981

CONSIDER. A band with decidedly bent pop bearings (and more than a light touch merseybeat croon-a-toon McCartneyatrics), associated with John Cale in the founding phase ...

Steely Dan: Gaucho

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, March 1981

SHE STOMPED into the living room, as much as one can stomp in pink slippers and an extra-large Close Encounters t-shirt, and conspicuously clicked the ...

Donna Summer: Bad Girls (Casablanca)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, August 1979

‘HOT STUFF’ just isn't that terrific a record, no matter what the charts or current critical backlash dogma say, and it doesn't do any good ...

Talking Heads: Remain In Light (Sire)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, January 1981

Play That Funky Music White Boy ...

Pete Townshend: Empty Glass

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, August 1980

"Heroin" does not rhyme with "mellowing." ...

The Tremblers: Twice Nightly

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, November 1980

YOU DON'T HEAR much about "personality crises" any more. But people still have them. People like Peter Blair Dennis Bernard Noone. ...

Tuff Darts: Tuff Darts

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, April 1978

TUFF DARTS ARE closer to the eleven-year old (male) state of mind than Shaun Cassidy. Pre-teen boys say things like, "Fran-ceen? I'd rather chew bubble ...

Muddy Waters: I'm Ready (Blue Sky)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, May 1978

IT ISN'T JUST the natural process of attribution and the creative stagnation afflicting his competitors that have made Muddy Waters the premier master of his ...

Dennis Wilson: Pacific Ocean Blue (Caribou)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Phonograph Record, August 1977

"WE DO SOLO projects for ourselves," Dennis Wilson said during an interview eighteen months ago. "There are hundreds of tunes that we've recorded, a tremendous ...

Wings: Back To The Egg (Columbia)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, September 1979

FOR ME, the most pertinent phrase on Back To The Egg comes in the second half of ‘The Broadcast’, a piece near the end of ...

Neil Young: Decade (Reprise)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, March 1978

First off, I'm only Canadian on my mother's side. ...

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