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XTC: Skylarking (Geffen)

Review by Rob Tannenbaum, Rolling Stone, 26 March 1987

NOT THAT long ago, XTC was a nearly perfect band. It corrupted its bountiful hooks with unsettling harmonies and rhythms and rocked hard enough to ...

Rufus Wainwright: Raise the Rufus

Profile and Interview by Tom Cox, Guardian, The, 7 August 1998

The son of Loudon Wainwright III, this melodramatic young folk singer might be the next Jeff Buckley. Tom Cox meets him ...

Kelley Stoltz: Below The Branches

Review by Bob Mehr, MOJO, March 2006

Third LP and second consecutive corker from Bay Area-based cosmic troubadour. ...

Meat Loaf: Hello Goodbye: Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman

Retrospective and Interview by Angus Batey, MOJO, June 2003

They met to create musical drama. After years of huge success, it ended in managerial rancour and paralysed vocal chords. ...

New York Dolls: The Guys In The Dolls

Report by Michael Gross, NME, 25 August 1973

THE BACK room of Max's Kansas City is generally bathed in a pink glow of lighting effects. Depending on how much liquor you've consumed, it ...

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 ...

Utopia, Todd Rundgren: Todd. Wizard? Or Silly Sod?

Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 14 September 1974

Genius is paid — and none more highly than T. Rundgren, ace gelding of the New York Production Stud. Count his teeth! Hear him neigh! ...

Grand Funk Railroad: Isn't Life Grand!

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 10 November 1973

THEY said it would never happen. ...

Pat Travers: Rock Lobster

Report and Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 5 April 1980

THIS ONE can talk. He'll talk abut anything you care to mention or that wanders into his apres-gig mind, be it his bisexual pedigree dog, ...

Sparks: Kimono My House

Review by Ian MacDonald, NME, 18 May 1974

ONE WAY or another, 1974's turning out to be quite a year for rock 'n' roll. ...

Laura Nyro: 1947-1997

Obituary by Johnny Black, MOJO, June 1997

LAURA NYRO DIED OF OVARIAN CANCER, AT HOME IN Danbury, Connecticut, on April 8. Of all the revered ‘60s singer-songwriters, she was the one whose ...

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 ...


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