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182 items by Anthony DeCurtis

  • Twenty Four Seven

    Twenty Four Seven | ALBUM REVIEW

    Have you ever heard Tina Turner sing a bad version of a good song? Her complete emotional commitment to every note — have you ever heard her half-step? — requires that her material match her intensity. That,...

    February 17, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Yellow Submarine [Soundtrack]

    Yellow Submarine [Soundtrack] | ALBUM REVIEW

    It'll do for the film, was John Lennon's wry summation of every subgenius Beatles session around the time the band was working on the music for Yellow Submarine, a project designed to fulfill a contractual obligation. When...

    October 28, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • The Ball Drops on the Music Industry

    The Ball Drops on the Music Industry | ARTICLE

    So you're already sick of millennial madness? Too bad -- the next three months are going to be hell for you. You can trash your TV, buy your own generator, stuff your money into your mattress and stockpile food, but...

    October 5, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Bruce Springsteen and the Legendary E Street Band Reunite

    Bruce Springsteen and the Legendary E Street Band Reunite | ARTICLE

    You couldn't have asked for a more emotional setup. Over 300,000 tickets had been sold for the first fifteen American dates of Bruce...

    September 2, 1999 2:20 PM ET
  • Mock Tudor

    Mock Tudor | ALBUM REVIEW

    No review of a Richard Thompson album is complete without a plea for a larger audience to discover his rare virtues. But it's probably time to let that vain hope go. In the course of more than...

    September 2, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Blues

    Blues | ALBUM REVIEW

    Eric Clapton's relationship to the blues is so long-standing that it resists summary. But the release of this smartly assembled two-disc set makes it possible to say that with three purchases — Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton...

    August 19, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Be Careful What You Read Into Woodstock '99

    Be Careful What You Read Into Woodstock '99 | ARTICLE

    "So why be so sure that that the Woodstock lightning that struck in Bethel and in Saugerties won't electrify Rome this time around?" Those were the hopeful words that closed my column last month about the bright prospect of the...

    August 6, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Springsteen Tour Opener: Review by Anthony DeCurtis

    Springsteen Tour Opener: Review by Anthony DeCurtis | ARTICLE

    "Someday these childish dreams must end / To become a man and grow up and dream again," screamed Bruce Springsteen and guitarist Steve Van Zandt into the same microphone, the tendons in their necks stretched to bursting, their mouths a...

    July 16, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Bad Love

    Bad Love | ALBUM REVIEW

    Bad Love is the first album of new songs both written and sung by Randy Newman in more than a decade, and, at fifty-five, this satiric master is still in fine form. Much better, in fact, than...

    July 8, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Woodstock '99 Boasts a Bundle of Contradictions

    Woodstock '99 Boasts a Bundle of Contradictions | ARTICLE

    Don't trust anyone over thirty -- that was the mantra of the Sixties counterculture. That imperative, however, has taken on a new irony as plans proceed for Woodstock '99, the thirtieth anniversary celebration of the original Woodstock Music and...

    June 30, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • The Rolling Stones: 'Out of Our Heads' Revisited

    The Rolling Stones: 'Out of Our Heads' Revisited | ARTICLE

    Things Moved Fast Back in the day: The Rolling Stones' first four albums came out between May 1964 and July 1965, and all four are essential to an understanding of the origins of blues-based rock...

    April 29, 1999 12:00 PM ET
  • Elton John & Tim Rice's "Aida"

    Elton John & Tim Rice's "Aida" | ALBUM REVIEW

    On Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida — Giuseppe Verdi's agent didn't have enough clout to get him into the credits, obviously — a host of superstars perform songs from a new stage musical composed by...

    April 1, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Live at the Fillmore East

    Live at the Fillmore East | ALBUM REVIEW

    This two-disc collection draws on four monumental sets that Jimi Hendrix performed with the Band of Gypsys (bassist Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles) at New York's Fillmore East on December 31st, 1969, and January 1st,...

    March 18, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Jimi Hendrix the Subject of New D.A. Pennebaker Film

    Jimi Hendrix the Subject of New D.A. Pennebaker Film | ARTICLE

    Few musicians have exerted as profound an impact as Jimi Hendrix, and a new hour-long documentary demonstrates how pervasive his influence has been....

    February 18, 1999 12:00 PM ET
  • Roots

    Roots | ALBUM REVIEW

    Roots, which came out in 1971, found the great Curtis Mayfield momentarily catching his breath, collecting himself between peaks of achievement. He had already made his mark with the Impressions in the Sixties, blending the fervor of...

    January 25, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Bruce Springsteen's Secret History

    Bruce Springsteen's Secret History | ARTICLE

    When Bruce Springsteen enters a room, he fills it up - even when it's just a room in the guest house turned studio...

    December 10, 1998 3:00 PM ET
  • Beck Talks 'Mutations,' Going Solo From Himself

    Beck Talks 'Mutations,' Going Solo From Himself | ARTICLE

    You'll have to excuse me, my brain's a little rusty right now," Beck says on the phone from Los Angeles. "We've been in...

    November 26, 1998 12:05 PM ET
  • Anutha Zone

    Anutha Zone | ALBUM REVIEW

    Long before Mac Rebennack emerged as the king of good-times New Orleans grooves, he had crafted a far spookier persona. As Dr. John the Night Tripper on his 1968 debut album, Gris-Gris, he was an emissary from...

    July 28, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Adam Yauch: 'I Don't Care If Somebody Makes Fun of Me'

    Adam Yauch: 'I Don't Care If Somebody Makes Fun of Me' | ARTICLE

    Along with his group, the Beastie Boys, Adam Yauch, 33, has grown up in public. Since their days of dodging the local authorities...

    May 28, 1998 1:15 PM ET
  • Keith Richards: The Rolling Stone Blues Today

    Keith Richards: The Rolling Stone Blues Today | ARTICLE

    No band did more to popularize the blues in America than the Rolling Stones. The group's playbook in its early days relied heavily on...

    May 25, 1998 12:00 PM ET
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