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Rock Has Nowhere To Go But Up

Comment by Metal Mike Saunders, The Rag, 15 February 1971

AH, IT'S GREAT to be living in these days of "progressive" rock. Or so the record companies, hip record stores, and groups themselves would have ...

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 ...

Badfinger: Straight Up

Review by Metal Mike Saunders, Rolling Stone, 20 January 1972

STRAIGHT UP is a big disappointment coming after Badfinger's previous superb album, No Dice. I remember reading a quote by drummer Mike Gibbons saying that ...

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 ...

Fanny: The Crossroads Are Where Fanny Are At

Interview by Penny Valentine, Sounds, 24 February 1973

ALL RIGHT. So Fanny can play with due competence, can pull in and please the crowds, make chunky representative albums and they've got over the ...

Wolfman Jack: What’s Happenin’, Jack?!

Interview by Pete Wingfield, Let It Rock, January 1974

WAS HE BLACK? Was he white? Was he young? Was he old? Was he human? Until the seventies he was just a disembodied croak, howling ...

Todd Rundgren: The Thinking Man's Todd Rundgren

Interview by Jon Tiven, Zoo World, 3 January 1974

TODD RUNDGREN, whose name conjures visions of teenager-grown-up, multicolored hair, GeeGee awards from 16 magazine, production for younameit/you'vegotit, and self-made man extraordinaire, is a realistic ...

New York Dolls: First Annual N.Y. Dolls Trivia Quiz

Special Feature by Jim Esposito, Zoo World, 3 January 1974

Do you think you can make it with Frankenstein? Or with David Jo Hansen? Or with Jerry Nolan? Or with Billy Murcia? Now that the ...

Nazz, The, Todd Rundgren: Singles: 'Hello, It's Me' — Todd Rundgren

Interview by Paul Gambaccini, Rolling Stone, 3 January 1974

"IT'S NOT that I didn't want it out," Todd Rundgren explained, "It's just that it's like a two-year, six-year time warp," ...

New York Dolls: Dead End Kids On The Champs-Elysées

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, NME, 26 January 1974

"NOW JOHN LENNON... y'know, that song 'Gimme The Truth'?" The Dolls' David Johansen's cracked Brooklyn drawl appears from the side of his mouth while a ...

Badfinger: Ass (Apple)

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 31 January 1974

THE ALBUM TITLE is the band's reference to themselves as unwitting followers of some enticing but unrealizable dream, That dream may have been Badfinger's expectations ...

Big Star Biography

Press Release by uncredited writer, Ardent Records, February 1974

IN SEPTEMBER, 1972 Ardent Records released Big Star's first album, Number One Record. The group consisted of Alex Chilton – guitar, keyboards, and vocals, Chris ...

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 ...

Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Sandy Denny, Brian Eno, Bryan Ferry, Nico, Roxy Music, Sparks, Sutherland Brothers and Quiver: Island Records: Treasure Island

Profile by Lenny Kaye, Hit Parader, January 1975

GIVEN THE commercial restrictions of the business we call music, it is the rare record company that is willing to lay itself on the line ...

Utopia: Todd Rundgren: Out of the Mainstream, Into the Mystic

Interview by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 26 January 1975

City in my head/Utopia/Heaven in my body/Utopia/It's time for me/For me to go — Todd Rundgren's 'Utopia' ...

Sparks: Instant Darlings

Profile and Interview by Richard Cromelin, Rolling Stone, 30 January 1975

LOS ANGELES – It was several months ago in London that the disc jockey on Capitol Radio, BBC's commercial rival, was revealing the results of ...

Hello People: The Handsome Devils

Review by John Mendelsohn, Phonograph Record, February 1975

I'M FAR FROM entirely convinced that I would trade everything I own to be in Hello People's shoes, or greasepaint, for it seems the sorry ...

Hall & Oates, Todd Rundgren: Daryl Hall & John Oates: War Babies (Atlantic)

Review by Robert Duncan, Creem, February 1975

IMAGINE THAT! They write songs like Todd Rundgren. They play songs like Todd Rundgren. They even sing like him. And all he did on the ...

Manfred Mann's Earth Band: Nightingales and Bombers

Review by Wayne Robins, Creem, January 1976

HERE'S PROOF that Bruce Springsteen is 'the new Dylan': Manfred Mann has covered one of his songs Now Manfred's constructed a subplot to a career ...

Todd Rundgren - Another Live

Review by Max Bell, NME, 10 January 1976

POOR OLD TODD'S taken a lot of stick of late, not least in this paper, for adhering to his mystical mind games in the face ...

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