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Nicky Hopkins: The Tin Man Was a Dreamer

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 7 June 1973

NICKY HOPKINS has gone into his first solo project in as careful and organized a manner as he goes into the studio to work on ...

David Bowie: The Super Pop Event

Live Review by Al Aronowitz, New York Post, 29 September 1972

David Bowie: Carnegie Hall, NYC ...

Grand Funk Railroad: All The Girls In The World Beware

Review by Ken Barnes, Rolling Stone, 27 March 1975

IT'S A MEASURE OF Grand Funk's less than overwhelming critical acceptance that the chief topic of interest for most reviewers has been the band's current ...

The Isley Brothers: It's Your Thing: The Story of the Isley Brothers (Epic) *****

Review by Tom Cox, Guardian, The, 19 November 1999

THE MOST DEFINITIVE summation of The Isley Brothers' career so far begins not with a song but a real, live shriek. ...

Badfinger: Straight Up

Review and Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, 8 January 1972

THIS IS THE story of how Badfinger won the West. They didn't really have to do much in fact. They just went to America, did ...

Van Halen: Diver Down (Warner Bros.)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, August 1982

NOT ONLY IS this album an insult to the average consumer who will have to pay upwards of ten dollars for it, it is an ...

Frank Zappa: Zoot Allures

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, 11 December 1976

THIS ALBUM is neither Bizarre nor DiscReet, but that's neither here nor there. ...

Meat Loaf: Bat Out Of Hell

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 21 January 1978

GARAGE BANDS. Despite all their virtues, and even though groups like Yes and Uriah Heep are pretty convincing arguments against technology and heavy metal respectively, ...

Suede: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Paul Lester, Melody Maker, 22 May 1993

THIS IS happening with our permission. We wanted it to happen. We virtually willed it to happen. Suede are this season's singing saviours because we ...

David Bowie: Boston Garden, Boston

Live Review by Deborah Frost, Boston Phoenix, 16 May 1978

DAVID BOWIE borrows identities and musical ideas the way teenage girls borrow their best friends' clothes. But no matter whose duds Bowie puts on, with ...

Hal Willner, Thelonious Monk: Interpretations Of Monk By Jazz, Rock Musicians

Report and Interview by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 28 January 1984

WHAT DO FELLINI soundtrack composer Nino Rota and the late jazz great Thelonious Monk have in common? ...

Iggy Pop: Iggy And The Stooges: Raw Power

Review by Paul Lester, Uncut, June 1997

LOOK OUT, honey, cos they're using technology. Or rather, remixer Iggy Pop is.  ...

The Psychedelic Furs: The Psychedelic Furs/Talk Talk Talk/Forever Now

Retrospective by Devon Powers, PopMatters, 12 July 2002

I see the future and it will be the Psychedelic Furs. ...

XTC: Reissues

Review by Kit Aiken, Uncut, June 2001

Their Virgin albums 1978-1991, digitally remastered and available either as limited edition Japanese-import miniatures or full-artwork, extra-tracks British releases ...

Charlie Haden: Paul Morley On Music: Charlie Haden

Comment by Paul Morley, Observer, The, 24 April 2011

Amazon has made critics of us all. But how does that bode for the professional critic? ...

Felix Cavaliere: Destiny

Review by Max Bell, NME, 27 September 1975

BACK IN 1965 there was this group called the Young Rascals who, along with Vanilla Fudge and the Lovin' Spoonful, formed the big "New York ...

New York Dolls Release Fourth Studio Album

Interview by Robert Sandall, Sunday Times, 26 April 2009

Only David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain remain from 1970s line-up for mix of classic rock and roll and reggae-style 'Trash' ...

Ben Folds Five

Interview by Bill Prince, Q, July 1996

North Carolina trio with bold no-guitar manifesto revive pummelling of ivories with marvy debut LP. ...

Kate Bush: The Perfumed Garden Of Good And Evil

Live Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 14 April 1979

DID YOU EVER visit some distant relative for tea and cakes, and as a postscript have to sit through the "party piece" of their little ...

Lez Zeppelin: How Many More Times? Many More, Please: Lez Zeppelin: The Garage, London

Live Review by Mat Snow, Rock's Backpages, June 2013

SIX DECADES into the rock era, we are in the epoch of the tribute act. Which is to say, every act still going is a ...


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