Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Bibliography Notes: 1975-1979

These files attempt to list every known Robert Christgau article, in preparation for building a bibliographic database. They are scaffolding: something we use to build on, but not part of the finished structure. Links are provided to the website where articles are available. Entries without links are work-to-be-done. As such, this provides a checklist for adding content to the website.

Most of the original data for these files comes from Joe Yanosik.

Village Voice 1975-1979

1975-01-20 Pazz & Jop 1974: Essay: Our Own Critics' Poll, Critics' Poll, Dean's List
1975-01-27 CG: Bob Dylan: Blood on the Tracks [A], Linda Ronstadt: Heart Like a Wheel [A-]
1975-03-03 You Never Can Tell: wedding
1975-03-17 CG: Michael Jackson: Forever, Michael [A-], W.C. Fields: The Further Adventures of Larson E. Whipsnade [A-], Loudon Wainwright III: Unrequited [A-], Legendary Masters Series (United Artists), The Shirelles: Greatest Hits (Scepter)
1975-04-07 CG: Eno: Taking Tiger Mountain [A-], Miles Davis: Get Up With It [A-]
1975-04-21 What Kind of a Best Rock and Roll Band in the World Is This?: Steely Dan
1975-05-12 CG: Gary Stewart: Out of Hand [A-]
1975-05-19 Alice Cooper Ain't So Bad: Alice Cooper
1975-06-16 CG: The Meters: Cissy Strut [A-], Beach Boys: Spirit of America, Tampa Red: Guitar Wizard (RCA Bluebird), Horace Silver (Blue Note), Dizzy Gillespie: In the Beginning, Bob Marley: Natty Dread [A-]
1975-06-23 Beach Boys at Summer's End: part 2 of: Chicago Is a Summer Festival
1975-06-30 It Isn't Only Rock and Roll: Rolling Stones
1975-07-21 CG: Neil Young: Tonight's the Night [A], Randall Bramlett: That Other Mile [A-], Thelonious Monk: Brilliance, Brilliant Corners
1975-08-04 The Basement Tapes: Bob Dylan Goes Public: Bob Dylan: The Basement Tapes
1975-08-18 CG: James Talley: Got No Milk, No Bread, No Money . . . [A], Robert Klein: New Teeth [A-]
1975-09-22 CG: Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run [A], Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said? [A]
1975-10-27 CG: Toots & the Maytals: Funky Kingston [A], Al Green: Is Love [A-], Bonnie Raitt: Home Plate [A], The Maytals: Greatest Hits (Beverley's)
1975-11-24 Elton John: The Little Hooker That Could: Elton John
1975-12-01 CG: Patti Smith: Horses [A], Amazing Rhythm Aces: Stacked Deck [A-], Terry Garthwaite: Terry [A-], Fleetwood Mac: Fleetwood Mac [A-], Manfred Mann's Earth Band: Nightingales & Bombers [A-], Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here [A-], Dolly Parton: Best of, Lefty Frizzell: Greatest Hits, Illinois Jacquet: How High the Moon (Prestige double), Roots of British Rock (Sire), Fats Waller (RCA Vintage Series), The Complete Fats Waller Volume 1 (RCA Bluebird)
1975-12-22 CG: Roxy Music: Siren [A-], Neil Young: Zuma [A-], the Band: Northern Lights Southern Cross [A-]
1975-12-29 1975 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll: critics poll
1975-??-?? A Boogie Band That Loves the Governor (Boo Boo Boo): Lynyrd Skynyrd; in GUAW
1976-01-26 Yes, There Is a Rock-Critic Establishment: Bruce Springsteen
1976-02-02 CG: Sonny Rollins: Nucleus [A], Duke Ellington & Ray Brown: This One's for Blanton [A-], Beserkley Chartbusters Vol. 1 [A-], David Bowie: Station to Station [A-], Sonny Fortune: Awakening [A-]
1976-03-01 CG: Kate & Anna McGarrigle [A-], Del Shannon: Vintage Years (Sire), Louis Armstrong & Earl Hines 1928
1976-03-29 CG: Michael Hurley/Unholy Modal Rounders/Clamtones: Have Moicy! [A], James Talley: Tryin' Like the Devil [A-], Lynyrd Skynyrd: Gimme Back My Bullets [A-], The Best of Leonard Cohen, Del Shannon: Vintage Years (Sire), The Lovin' Spoonful: The Best . . . (Buddah), King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band 1923 (Smithsonian), Louis Armstrong & Earl Hines 1928 (Smithsonian), Fats Navarro: Prime Source (Blue Note double)
1976-04-05 David Bowie Discovers Rock and Roll
1976-04-19 article: Phil Ochs R.I.P.
1976-04-26 CG: Eno: Another Green World [A-], Al Green: Full of Fire [A-], Elvis Presley: The Sun Sessions, Book: Greil Marcus: Mystery Train
1976-06-14 CG: Ramones [A], The Modern Lovers [A-], Rolling Stones: Black and Blue [A-], Billy Swan [A-], Hank Williams Jr. & Friends [A-], Neil Sedaka Sings His Greatest Hits (RCA)
1976-07-12 CG: Charlie Parker: Bird/Savoy Recordings (Master Takes), Wardell Gray: Central Avenue (Prestige double), Bud Powell: The Genius of Bud Powell (Verve double), Charlie Parker: The Verve Years Vol. 1 (Verve double), Lester Young (Savoy), (Verve)
1976-07-26 It Isn't Only Rock and Soul and I Like It: Reggae
1976-08-16 An Ex-Believer Defends Carter's Religion
1976-10-04 CG: Gasolin' [A], Hi Rhythm: On the Loose [A-], Stills Young Band: Long May You Run [A-], Graham Parker: Howlin' Wind, War: Greatest Hits, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes: Collector's Item, The Finest of Folk Bluesmen (Bethlehem), David Bowie: Changesonebowie, The Bob Wills Anthology, King twofers on Columbia
1976-11-01 CG: Arlo Guthrie: Amigo [A-], Arlo Guthrie: Running Down the Road, Paul Bley: Live at the Hillcrest Club 1958 [A], Billie Holiday: The First Verve Years, Raspberries' Best Featuring Eric Carmen
1976-11-08 Stevie Wonder Is a Masterpiece: Stevie Wonder
1976-11-22 CG: Bob Seger: Night Moves [A-], Al Green: Have a Good Time [A-], George Jones: Alone Again [A-], Flamin Groovies: Supersnazz
1976-12-27 CG: Phoebe Snow: It Looks Like Snow [A-], Graham Parker: Heat Treatment [A-], Africa Dances [A-], Mott the Hoople: Greatest Hits
1975-12-29 Pazz & Jop 1975: It's Been a Soft Year for Hard Rock; Critics' Poll, Dean's List
1977-01-17 Patti Smith Pisses in a Vanguard: Patti Smith; in GUAW
1977-01-31 Pazz & Jop 1976: Essay: Critics Cheer Debut Albums, Critics' Poll, Dean's List
1977-01-31 Whose People Were at the People's Inaugural?: Jimmy Carter presidential inaugural, James Talley
1977-02-14 CG: New York Shakespeare Festival: Threepenny Opera [A-], Threepenny Opera (MGM), Ramones: Leave Home [A-], Phil Ochs: Chords of Fame, Dinah Washington: The Jazz Sides (EmArcy double), Betty Carter
1977-??-?? Consumer Guide to 1967: Beach Boys: Wild Honey [A+], Beatles: Sgt. Pepper [A], Byrds: Greatest Hits, Younger Than Yesterday [B-], Sweetheart of the Rodeo [A+], The Notorious Byrd Brothers, Buffalo Springfield: Again [A-], Clear Light [D], Country Joe & the Fish [C], The Doors [B-], Aretha Franklin: I Never Loved a Man [A], Aretha Arives, Arlo Guthrie: Alice's Restaurant [B-], The Hollies: Evolution [A-], Jefferson Airplane: Surrealistic Pillow [B+], Love: Forever Changes [A-], Moby Grape [A-], Mothers of Invention: Absolutely Free [B-], Otis Redding & Carla Thomas: King & Queen [A-], The Immortal Otis Redding [A+], Otis Redding: Live in Europe ("among his worst"), Rolling Stones: Their Satanic Majesties Request [B+], Between the Buttons [A+], Flowers [A], Howard Tate: Howard Tate [A-], The Velvet Underground and Nico [A], Stevie Wonder: I Was Made to Love Her [A-].
1977-03-21 CG: Television: Marquee Moon, Muddy Waters: Hard Again, Fleetwood Mac: Rumours, Andy Fairweather Low: Be Bop n' Holla, Garland Jeffreys: Ghost Writer, Son Seals: Midnight Son
1977-04-25 CG: Kate & Anna McGarrigle: Dancer With Bruised Knees, Asleep at the Wheel: The Wheel, Philip Glass: North Star, Bonnie Raitt: Sweet Forgiveness
1977-04-25 Too Strait Are the Gates of Eden: book: Morris Dickstein: Gates of Eden: American Culture in the Sixties
1977-05-02 How the Rock Audience Got Too Big for Its Own Good
1977-05-09 article: Grateful Dead live
1977-06-06 CG: The Beach Boys: Love You
1977-06-13 The Dead in Four Dimensions
1977-06-27 CG: Cachao: Cachao y Su Descarga '77 Vol. 1
1977-07-18 Pink Floyd Fills an Arena: Pink Floyd
1977-08-01 CG: Funkadelic: Hardcore Jollies [A-], Funkadelic: Best of Early Years Volume One (Westbound), Al Green: Greatest Hits Vol. II, Singles: Sex Pistols: God Save the Queen/Did You No Wrong (Virgin import), Ramones: Sheena Is a Punk Rocker, Ronnie Spector & the E Street Band: Say Goodbye to Hollywood
1977-09-05 CG: The Jam: In the City [A-], Ken McIntyre: Home [A-], Miles Davis: Nefertiti, Sorcerer, A Bunch of Stiff Records, Nick Lowe: Bowi EP, Rezillos: Can't Stand My Baby (Sensible import), Radiators from Space: Television Screen/Love Detective (Chiswick import).
1977-09-19 Pazz and Jop Diary
1977-10-03 CG: Iggy Pop: Lust for Life [A-], James Talley: Ain't It Somethin' [A-], The Firesign Theatre: Forward Into the Past (Columbia double), Fletcher Henderson: Developing an American Orchestra 1923-1937 (Smithsonian), Iggy Pop & James Williamson: I Got a Right (Siamese), Devo: Jocko Homo/Mongoloid (Booji Boy), Charlie Burton & Rock Therapy: Rock and Roll Behavior (Wild), Rods: Do Anything You Wanna Do (Island), Chelsea: Right to Work (Step Forward import), The Cortinas: Fascist Dictator, Book: Geoffrey Stokes: Star-Making Machinery
1977-10-24 Avant-Punk: A Cult Explodes . . . and a Movement Is Born: Punk Supplement
1977-10-31 CG: The Joy [A-], Talking Heads: Talking Heads 77 [A-], Ronnie Lane: One for the Road (Island import), Tavares: The Best of Tavares, Hot Chocolate: 10 Greatest Hits, Hank Williams: 24 Greatest Hits Vol. 1, Vol. 2 (MGM), Butterbeans & Susie (Classic Jazz)
1977-12-26 CG: Bizarros/Rubber City Rebels: From Akron [A-], Ray Charles: True to Life [A-], Elvin Bishop: Raisin' Hell [A-], Charles Mingus: 3 or 4 Shades of Blues [A-], Johnnie Taylor: Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits [A-], Stevie Wonder: Looking Back, Roxy Music: Greatest Hits, Paul Simon: Greatest Hits, Etc., Beatles: Love Songs, Benny Goodman: A Legendary Performer (RCA), Roland Kirk: Early Roots (Bethlehem)
1978-01-09 'We Have to Deal With It': Punk England Report: Punk Rock, The Clash (CBS import), Sex Pistols: Never Mind the Bollocks, The Vibrators: Pure Mania, Heartbreakers: LAMF (Track import), Streets (Beggars Banquet import), Singles: The Clash: Complete Control/City of the Dead (CBS import), Tom Robinson Band: 2-4-6-8 Motorway (EMI import), X-Ray Spex: Oh Bondage Up Yours/I Am a Cliche (Virgin import), The Damned: New Rose (Stiff import), The Killjoys: Johnny Won't Get to Heaven/Naive (Raw import), Penetration: Don't Dictate/Money Talks (Virgin import), Chelsea: Right to Work (Step Forward import), Rods: Do Anything You Wanna Do (Island), The Radiators From Space: Television Screen/Love Detective (Chiswick import), Book: Caroline Coon: 1988: The New Wave Punk Rock Explosion
1978-01-16 Sex Pistols' Winn Dixie--Our Yobs in Atlanta: Sex Pistols 4, Bollocks 2: Sex Pistols
1978-01-23 Pazz & Jop 1977: Essay: Pazz & Joppers Dig Pistols--What Else Is New?, Critics' Poll, Dean's List
1978-01-30 CG: Al Green: The Belle Album
1978-02-06 Dr. Hook's Revenge
1978-03-27 CG: Wire: Pink Flag [A], Devo: Satisfaction/Sloppy, Pere Ubu: 360 Seconds Over Tokyo/Heart of Darkness (Hearthan), Pere Ubu: Street Waves/My Dark Ages (Hearthan), Pere Ubu: Final Solution/Cloud 149 (Hearthan), Bizarros: EP (Clone), Tin Huey: Breakfast With the Hueys/Squirm Your Worm (Clone)
1978-04-17 A Real New Wave Rolls Out of Ohio: Devo, the Dead Boys, Pere Ubu, the Bizarros, Rubber City Rebels, Tin Huey
1978-04-24 CG: Joe Ely: Honky Tonk Masquerade [A], Elvis Costello: This Year's Model [A-], Ian Dury: New Boots & Panties [A-], Brian Eno: Before and After Science [A-], Nick Lowe: Pure Pop for Now People [A], Patti Smith: Easter [A-], The Vibrators: Pure Mania [A-], George Jones & Tammy Wynette: Greatest Hits, Jimmie Rodgers: Best of, The Clash: Clash City Rockers/Jail Guitar Doors
1978-05-29 CG: Television: Adventure [A], Lee Dorsey: Night People [A-], Carla Bley: European Tour 1977 [A-], Willie Nelson: Stardust [A-], Charlie Parker: The Very Best of Bird, Plastic Bertrand: Ca Plane Pour Moi (Sire), La Peste: Better Off Dead (Black), The Only Ones: Another Girl, Another Planet (CBS import), Joyella Blade: Cairo (Virgin Front Line import), Eruption: I Can't Stand the Rain (Ariola America), Films: FM, I Wanna Hold Your Hand
1978-06-12 Kid Patriarch Makes His Move: David Johansen
1978-06-19 Television's Principles: Television
1978-06-26 CG: Rolling Stones: Some Girls
1978-07-10 Some Guys: Rolling Stones live
1978-07-31 CG: Talking Heads: More Songs About Buildings and Food [A], Professor Longhair: Live on the Queen Mary [A-], Buzzcocks: debut LP (U.A. import), Vibrators: V2 (import)
1978-09-04 CG: Steve Gibbons Band: Down in the Bunker [A-], Michael Mantler; Movies [A-], David Murray: Live at the Lower Manhattan Ocean Club Volume 1 [A-], The Five Royales: 17 Greatest Hits (King), King-Federal Rockabillys (King), The Best of the Spinners, The Clash: White Man in Hammersmith Palais, X-Ray Spex: The Day the World Turned Day Glo, Wire: Dot Dash/Option R, Sex Pistols/Sid Vicious: My Way, B-52's: Rock Lobster/52 Girls
1978-09-25 CG: Willie Nelson: Face of a Fighter [A-], David Behrman: On the Other Ocean/Figure in a Clearing [A-], Rodney Crowell: Ain't Living Long Like This [A-], Steppin' Out: Disco's Greatest Hits (Polydor), The Best of the Traamps
1978-10-23 A Little Night Music II: live music, Lester Bangs article on Sid Vicious
1978-10-30 CG: Ramones: Road to Ruin [A], Blondie: Parallel Lines [A-], Loleatta Holloway: Queen of the Night [A-], Neil Young: Comes a Time [A], Brinsley Schwarz: 15 Thoughts of Brinsley Schwarz (U.A. import)
1978-11-27 CG: Sonny Rollins: Don't Stop the Carnival [A-], Sonny Rollins: There Will Never Be Another You [A], Ashford & Simpson: Is It Still Good to Ya [A-], Dave Edmunds: Tracks on Wax 4 [A-], Wire: Chairs Missing (Harvest import), Carl Perkins: Original Golden Hits (Sun), The Adverts: Crossing the Red Sea (import), X-Ray Spex: Identity; Public Image Ltd.: Public Image (Virgin import), Alex Chilton: Can't Seem to Make You Mind/Bangkok (Fun), The Flying Lizards: Summertime Blues (Virgin import), Devo: Be Stiff/Social Fools (Stiff import), The Now: I'm Eating Off a Fashion Plate Now (Out of Print), Ray Campi: Teenage Boogie (Radar import)
1978-12-25 CG: Captain Beefheart: Shiny Beast [A], The Clash: Give 'Em Enough Rope [A], The Clash: Singles (tape), Al Green: Truth n' Time [A-], Frederic Rzewski: Coming Together/Attica [A-], Marshall Tucker Band: Greatest Hits, Jimi Hendrix Experience: Smash Hits, Steve Miller Band: Greatest Hits 1974-78, Johnny Paycheck: Greatest Hits Volume II, The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire Vol. 1, Marvin Gaye: The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye (Motown), Gladys Knight & the Pips: Silk 'n' Soul (Motown), The Supremes: Where Did Our Love Go (Motown)
1978-??-?? Two Rock and Rollers Who Won't Change the World: Pete Fowler, Andy Fairweather Low; in GUAW
1979-01-22 Pazz & Jop 1978: Essay: , Critics' Poll, Dean's List
1979-01-29 CG: Funkadelic: One Nation Under a Groove [A], Eric Dolphy: The Berlin Concerts [A], Albert Collins: Ice Pickin' [A], Parliament: Motor-Booty Affair [A-], Shoes: Black Vinyl Shoes (PVC) [A-], Pere Ubu: Dub Housing (Chrysalis import), Public Image Ltd., Public Image (Virgin import, issued as First Issue in US), Billie Holiday: All or Nothing at All (Verve double)
1979-02-12 Sid Vicious, 1957-1979: obituary
1979-02-26 CG: The Yankees: High 'n' Inside [A-], Big Star: Third [A-], Elvis Costello: Armed Forces [A-], Tipica Ideal: Out of This World [A-], X-Ray Spex: Germ Free Adolescents (EMI import), Sister Sledge: We Are Family/He's the Greatest Dancer (Cotillion 12-inch), The Only Ones: CBS debut LP, The Best of Fats Waller (Book of the Month Records 4 LP Box), Julie Covington: Bright Lights, Nervus Rex: Don't Look at Me/Love Affair, Keith Richard: Run Rudolph Run, Rolling Stones: Everything's Turning to Gold
1979-03-05 The Clash See America Second: The Clash: live at the Palladium; in GUAW
1979-04-02 CG: The Plastic People: Egon Bondy's Lonely Hearts Club Banned, Richard Pryor: Wanted [A], The Brains: Money Changes Everything (Gray Matter), Stiff Little Fingers: Suspect Device (Ridig Digits import), Stiff Little Fingers: Inflammable Material (Rough Trade import), The Clash: Pressure Drop (CBS import), The Mod Frames: Still Smiling Today/Little Miss Lonelyheart (Hit), The Records: Starry Eyes (Virgin import)
1979-04-30 CG: The Roches [A], Graham Parker: Squeezing Out Sparks [A+], Jackie McLean with the Great Jazz Trio: New Wine in Old Bottles [A-], Midnight Rhythm [A-], Roxy Music: Manifesto [A-], Machine: There But for the Grace of God (RCA 12-inch), McFadden & Whitehead: Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now (Philadelphia International 12-inch), Bobby Bare: This Is Bobby Bare (RCA)
1979-05-28 CG: Pere Ubu: Dub Housing [A], Donna Summer: Bad Girls [A-], Irakere [A-], Ornette Coleman: Body Meta [A-], Pretenders: Stop Your Sobbing/The Wait (Real import), Kleenex: Ain't You/Hedi's Head (Rough Trade import), Joy Ryder & Avis Davis: No More Nukes/Nasty Secretary (Monongo), Mekons: Where Were You? (Fast import), M: Pop Muzik/M Factor (MCA import), Richard Hell: The Kid with the Replaceable Head/I'm Your Man (Radar import), Lester Bangs: Let It Blurt (Spy), Gibson Brothers: Cuba (Mango 12-inch), Anita Ward: Ring My Bell (T.K. 12-inch), Patric Hernandez: Born to Be Alive (Columbia 12-inch), Rosebud: Money/Have a Cigar (Warner Bros. 12-inch), Cerrone: Cerrone's Paradise/Love in 'C' Minor (Atlantic 12-inch)
1979-06-11 Sylvester Is a Star: ; in GUAW
1979-07-02 CG: James Brown: The Original Disco Man [A], McKinley Mitchell [A-], Tom Robinson Band: TRB 2 [A-], Thelonious Monk: Always Know (Columbia double), Monk albums (1962-1965), Charles Mingus: Nostalgia on Times Square (Columbia double), Johnny Thunders: So Alone (Real import), The Best of Don Williams Volume II, James White & the Blacks: Contort Yourself/(Tropical) Heatwave (Ze import 12-inch), K.C. and the Sunshine Band: Do You Wanna Go Party? (Sunshine Sound 12-inch), Fred Smith's Sonic Rendezvous Band: City Slang, Kleenex: You/U (Rough Trade import), Stiff Little Fingers: Alternative Ulster/78 Revolutions a Minute, Gotta Getaway/Sunday Bloody Sunday (both Rough Trade imports).
1979-07-30 CG: Neil Young: Rust Never Sleeps [A+], Arthur Blythe: Lenox Avenue Breakdown [A], David Bowie: Lodger [A-], Dave Edmunds: Repeat When Necessary [A-], Nick Lowe: Labour of Lust [A], The Residents: Duck Stab/Buster & Glen [A-], X-Ray Spex: ? (EMI), The Clash: four songs? (CBS), The Raincoats: Fairytale in the Supermarket (Rough Trade), The Teardrop Explodes: Sleeping Gas, Brian James: Ain't That a Shame (BJ1), Cory Daye: Green Light/Pow Wow (New York International 12-inch), Teena Marie: I'm a Sucker for Your Love (Motown 12-inch), Fern Kinney: Groove Me (T.K. 12-inch), Ish: Don't Stop (T.K. 12-inch), Hank Ballard and the Midnighters: Shake Your Boom Boom (London 12-inch)
1979-09-03 CG: The B-52's [A-], The Clash (Epic) [A], The Clash: Singles (tape), Cory Daye: Cory and Me [A-], Living Chicago Blues Volume 1 [A-], Lene Lovich: Stateless [A-], Mary McCaslin & Jim Ringer: The Bramble and the Rose [A-], Radio: WPIX-FM 102 (Meg Griffin, Musical Director)
1979-10-08 CG: Van Morrison: Into the Music [A], Mutiny: Mutiny on the Mamaship [A-], Talking Heads: Fear of Music [A-], Tom Verlaine [A-], Flying Lizards: Money, Ian Dury: Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (12-inch)
1979-10-29 CG: Buzzcocks: Singles Going Steady [A-], Blondie: Eat to the Beat [A-], Heartbreakers: Live at Max's Kansas City [A-], The Only Ones: Special View ("this selection from his first two UK albums plus one single is an ideal intro") [A-], Shoes: Present Tense [A-], Magazine: Shot by Both Sides, The Adults: Critique of Pure Reason (Ness EP)
1979-11-19 Music, Food & the Idea of the 'Folk': Les Blank, documentary filmmaker, Films: Spend It All, Always for Pleasure, A Well Spent Life, The Blues According to Lightnin Hopkins, A Poem Is a Naked Person
1979-12-03 CG: Fashion: Product Perfect [A-], Michael Jackson: Off the Wall [A-], George Jones: My Very Special Guests [A-], Gary Numan & Tubeway Army: Replicas [A-], The Original Carter Family: Legendary Performers (RCA), Sam Price: Rib Joint (Savoy double), Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: Electricity (Factory import), Mekons: Work All Week (Virgin import), Scritti Politti: Skank Bloc Bologna (St. Pancras), Los Microwaves: I Don't Want to Hold You (Time Release), Pearl Harbour and the Explosions: Drivin'/Release It (415), Rattlers: Livin' Alone/On the Beach (Ratso)
1979-12-17 Decade: '70s essay, top 40 LPs of the '70s
1979-12-31 CG: Millie Jackson: Live and Uncensored [A-], Neil Young: Live Rust [A-], Marianne Faithful: Broken English [A-], Wreckless Eric: The Whole Wide World [A-], Burning Spear: Harder Than Best, Lynyrd Skynyrd: Gold & Platinum, Donna Summer: On the Radio: Greatest Hits Volumes I & II, Shades of Ian Hunter: The Ballad of Ian Hunter and Mott the Hoople, Imports: Essential Logic: "EP on Virgin better than LP on Rough Trade, both fine," Pere Ubu: New Picnic Time (Chrysalis)

Boston Phoenix

1977-09-20 Out-of-Town Critics: At the Rat: /xg/music/rat-77.php


1975-08 Lynyrd Skynyrd: Not Even a Boogie Band Is as Simple as It Seems
1978-04 Consumer Guide to Punk

New York Times

1976-08-22 Elton John: letter
1976-10-10 Sombrero Fallout: Richard Brautigan


1975-04 The Great Gulp (A Consumer's Guide to Beer): [with Carola Dibbell]


1976-??-?? Chuck Berry: in Jim Miller, ed.: The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll
1976-??-?? The Rolling Stones: in Jim Miller, ed.: The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll
1976-??-?? Al Green: in Jim Miller, ed.: The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll
1976-??-?? Elton John: in Jim Miller, ed.: The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll
1977-??-?? Don't Want No Smart People 'Round Here: Randy Newman, "Short People"
1978-??-?? Top Ten List: in Paul Gambaccini with Susan Ready, ed., Rock Critic's Choice: The Top 200 Albums
1978-??-?? (If I'm Acting Like a King That's Because) I'm A Human Being: New York Dolls; from Greil Marcus, ed.: Stranded; in GUAW

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