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Blue: Blue

Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 8 November 1973

SOME of the best recordings by the new generation of song-based groups have dealt overtly with Beatles music, the idea being that if you can't ignore it, you might as well revel in it. This unashamedly idolatrous approach – which is never limited by mere mimicry and utilizes more sources than just the Beatles – has inspired immensely playable albums by such artists as (in roughly chronological order): Nilsson, Badfinger, Emitt Rhodes, Raspberries, Stories, Big Star and Stealers Wheel. Blue, an English trio (now a quartet) is the latest group to pursue this course.

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