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David Bowie, Marc Bolan, T. Rex: 10 Great Glam Rock Albums

Guide by Barney Hoskyns, Harpers & Queen, 1998

TEN GREAT GLAM ROCK ALBUMS you cannot afford to live without... ...

The Raspberries: Side 3

Review by Metal Mike Saunders, Rolling Stone, 11 October 1973

SINCE THEIR last time out, the Raspberries must have heard Blue Ash, or some vaguely threatening noises from the other side of Ohio, because a ...

Big Star: No.1 Record

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 1 February 1973

In the late Sixties, a Memphis teenager named Alex Chilton won moderate fame and fortune as the lead singer for a sometimes inspired, sometimes insipid ...

Alison Krauss: Forget About It

Review and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, September 1999

The German immigrant’s daughter from Illinois, who somehow became a bluegrass child prodigy, moves on from purism to pure beauty. ...

Rick Derringer: All American Boy

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Shakin' Street Gazette, June 1974

AND THE PATTERN continues: to rock music cultists, the real excitement and spotlights do not always lie with the finished product, the hit single. It ...

Ian MacDonald: The People's Music - Selected Journalism (Pimlico)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Observer, The, July 2003

BROADLY SPEAKING there are three kinds of British rock writers: boring ones, brash ones, and genuinely bright ones. Somehow it's typical of our anti-intellectual culture ...

David Bowie: David Live (RCA)

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, January 1975

ERIK IMPORTS proudly presents David Blow-Up onstage doing the martian hop in Philadelphia, dazzling in ghostly radiance in his new blue suit and shedding his ...

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. ...


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