7 items by Alec Dubro

  • Willy And The Poor Boys

    Willy And The Poor Boys | ALBUM REVIEW

    It was a benefit at the Fillmore West for KPFA, the Conscience and Culture radio station of Berkeley, and the place was filled much beyond the legal capacity. The bill was mixed; several eminent bores and some...

    January 22, 1974 12:00 AM ET
  • Madman Across The Water

    Madman Across The Water | ALBUM REVIEW

    Elton John's music means a lot to me, and, as a result, I'm not overjoyed with this album. A record with a theme, it's an account, sometimes photographic, sometimes emotional, all too often metaphorical, of Elton John...

    January 20, 1972 12:00 AM ET
  • Atom Heart Mother

    Atom Heart Mother | ALBUM REVIEW

    At one time, Pink Floyd was far-out, freaky even. Their work in the electronic capabilities of rock was more advanced than most people recognize. Their use of a third, rear, sound source anticipated quadraphonics. And their music,...

    December 10, 1970 12:00 AM ET
  • Silk Purse

    Silk Purse | ALBUM REVIEW

    Country-rock is turning out to be a pleasant surprise. At first, it seemed like just another case of the rock genre ransacking the world of indigenous music for gimmickry, but it seems to be a more natural...

    June 25, 1970 12:00 AM ET
  • The Soft Parade

    The Soft Parade | ALBUM REVIEW

    A front page ad in Billboard says it: "Initial orders promise it will attain the instant solid gold status of their first three albums." It looks like it will, but not because anyone listened to the record. Alternate...

    August 23, 1969 12:00 AM ET
  • Stand!

    Stand! | ALBUM REVIEW

    Like Frank Zappa's Mothers, Sly Stone's group is unique. And, in fact, a comparison of the two groups is not as far fetched as it first might seem. Both exude a superficial formlessness in their sounds. Both...

    July 26, 1969 12:00 AM ET
  • Songs From A Room

    Songs From A Room | ALBUM REVIEW

    Well, it looks like Loneard Cohen's second try won't have them dancing in the streets either. It doesn't take a great deal of listening to realize that Cohen can't sing, period. And yet, the record grows on...

    May 17, 1969 12:00 AM ET