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America (1972)

Interview by Keith Altham, Rock's Backpages audio, 1972

The grits and granola boy-band on the Crosby, Stills & Nash copyists issue, playing live and sharing accommodation

File format: mp3; file size: 14.8mb; Interview length: 16' 11"; sound quality: ****

America's Dewey Bunnell (1975)

Interview by Ian Ravendale, Rock's Backpages audio, 1975

Dewey talks about meeting at school in London; the pleasures of working with George Martin; deals with the CSN&Y comparisons; on appearing on a David Cassidy album, and refutes the accusations of blandness. Read a transcript of the audio.

File format: mp3; file size: 9.1mb, interview length: 9' 54" sound quality: *****

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America: If We'd Spent Years Playing Clubs, Our Music Could Hardly Be Fresh

Interview by James Johnson, New Musical Express, 22 January 1972

AMERICA talk to James Johnson ...

"Stale" America Need A New Act — And They May Extend Their Line-Up

Interview by James Johnson, New Musical Express, 5 February 1972

IMPERIAL COLLEGE, London, was America's last gig before their current tour of the States. Backstage it was more than a little chaotic, with the dressing ...

Music Makers: America

Interview by Michael Oberman, Evening Star, The (Washington DC), 12 February 1972

AMERICA IS alive and well in England. ...

America, Judee Sill: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by James Johnson, New Musical Express, 25 March 1972

America — simply so successful ...

America: The Whisky, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Jeff Walker, Phonograph Record, April 1972

THE WHISKY is not the ideal club for the debut of an acoustic band; one whose demands on its audience are more cerebral than physical. ...

Are America too good to be true?

Interview by Rosalind Russell, Disc, 1 April 1972

AMERICA ARE young, average age 19. They have only a few months of strong, regular professional experience behind them in Britain, plus one hit single ...

America: America

Review by John Mendelsohn, Rolling Stone, 27 April 1972

WHAT HAVE WE HERE, O my sisters and brothers, but an album that serves as living proof that if you release 88 albums every month, ...

Following a Remarkable Year, America Take Stock

Interview by James Johnson, New Musical Express, 6 May 1972

THE LAST THREE weeks have been something of a resting point for America. After returning from the States each of them split for a holiday, ...

This is David Geffen, by Gentlemen's Agreement Manager to the Superstars

Interview by Roy Carr, New Musical Express, 22 July 1972

Will CSN&Y ever re-unite and find true happiness? ...

America: Homecoming (Warner Bros.)

Review by Metal Mike Saunders, Phonograph Record, December 1972

IMAGINE IF YOU WILL, a kid that does a soul-wrenching ( I mean this literally) job of imitating Neil Young. The whiny little creep down ...

America: Homecoming

Review by Gene Sculatti, Creem, February 1973

Come on. You didn't think ‘Horse With No Name’ and ‘Ventura Highway’ would get these guys voted into the pantheon of CSN&Y Springalopoco second-liners where ...

America, J.D. Souther: Community Theater, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 12 March 1973

Worn-Out America's A Sellout in Berkeley ...

West Coast Rock: Get Your Wooden Noses 'Ere

Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 3 November 1973

Grateful Dead: In the Wake of the Flood (Grateful Dead records, Import) New Riders Of The Purple Sage: The Adventures of Panama Red (CBS, Import)America: ...

America: What This Band Needs Is a Hat Trick

Profile and Interview by David Rensin, Rolling Stone, 8 November 1973

LOS ANGELES – To the crowd at the Hollywood Bowl, America could do – and did – no wrong. But to America, the concert was ...

America: Holiday

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 26 September 1974

MORE THAN any other group of the Seventies, America — in both its British and U.S. periods—has epitomized the stiff, soulless side of California pop. ...

Can An English Holiday Revive America?

Review and Interview by Michael Gross, Circus, October 1974

LONDON'S SPEAKEASY club shares a bond with New York's Max's Kansas City in that they are both music business hangouts. But where the sickly red ...

America's Dewey Bunnell (1975) [transcript]

Audio transcript of interview by Ian Ravendale, Rock's Backpages transcripts, 1975

This is a transcript of Ian's interview with Dewey. Listen to the audio of this interview. ...

America: St George To The Rescue

Interview by Barbara Charone, Sounds, 4 October 1975

DEWEY BUNNELL stood in the middle of his Manchester hotel suite, scratched his beard, and grinned. An hour before, Dewey and a couple of his ...

America: The Making of 'A Horse With No Name'

Interview by Rob Hughes, Uncut, December 2010

The early '70s anthem of Californian hippiedom — all the way from Staines, Surrey. "A Satanic drug song? All I'd had was a cup of ...


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