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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 ...

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 ...

Let's Active: Cypress

Review by Roy Trakin, Creem, January 1985

THE REGIONALIZATION of American pop continues apace, and it's about time we turned the beat around on our Brit cousins, right? ...

Hot Chip: Made in the Dark ****

Review by Ben Thompson, The Observer, 20 January 2008

You might know them as pop nerds, but Ben Thompson just loves their power ballads ...

Donald Fagen: The Nightfly Trilogy (The Nightfly/Kamakiriad/MorphThe Cat)

Review and Interview by Bud Scoppa, Uncut, January 2008

Steely Dan man's smooth tales of paranoia, boxed. ...

Great Speckled Bird: The Great Speckled Bird Flies Alone

Profile and Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, 24 January 1976

THE GREAT Speckled Bird, Canada's most underrated and misjudged supergroup, lives. The original band with Amos Garrett, Buddy Cage and so on have long gone ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Utopia: Rundgren: Democratic Offal — Utopia: New Victoria, London

Live Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 12 February 1977

NICK KENT finds the brainiac kid wallowing in a four-way blitzkrieg bog. Deafened and demoralised, the only conclusion is: he was better on his Todd... ...

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? ...

Gong, Steve Hillage: Steve Hillage....Electric Gipsy

Profile and Interview by Andy Childs, ZigZag, February 1977

AS I RECALL, it was the "livin' jukebox" himself, Andy Dunkley, who first assailed my ears with Steve Hillage's album Fish Rising. ...

New Tracks For Old Rockers

Report by Charles Bermant, The Seattle Times, 20 February 2000

FACE IT: THE 1960s was the best time for rock 'n' roll. David Crosby, who was in the middle of it all, calls it "an ...

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 ...

Hal Willner and the Creation of the Modern Tribute Album

Profile and Interview by Steven R Rosen, LA CityBeat, January 2004

"SORRY," Hal Willner says, sheepishly. He has just been complimented — or so this writer intended — for being the father of pop culture's rampant ...

David Bowie: Bowie In America 1972/73

Retrospective by Ian Gittins, MOJO, January 2007

MORE THAN 30 years after the event, Ziggy Stardust remains one of the most inventive and flamboyant productions in rock history. Yet when Bowie took ...

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 ...


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