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182 items by Anthony DeCurtis

  • Human Touch

    Human Touch | ALBUM REVIEW

    With his two new albums — his first in nearly five years and first as a declared solo artist — Bruce Springsteen completes an emotional triptych begun in 1987 with Tunnel of Love. On that album, "Tougher...

    April 30, 1992 12:00 AM ET
  • Lucky Town

    Lucky Town | ALBUM REVIEW

    With his two new albums — his first in nearly five years and first as a declared solo artist — Bruce Springsteen completes an emotional triptych begun in 1987 with Tunnel of Love. On that album, "Tougher...

    April 30, 1992 12:00 AM ET
  • The Bootleg Series

    The Bootleg Series | ALBUM REVIEW

    Three CDs, fifty-eight tracks, nearly four hours of music — the first three volumes of The Bootleg Series stand solidly on their own terms...

    April 4, 1991 12:00 AM ET
  • Live At The BBC

    Live At The BBC | ALBUM REVIEW

    Every age, it seems, gets the Beatles it requires. Ambitious prog rockers of the '70s looked to Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band as proof that rock & roll could accommodate classical aspirations, with whatever mixed results....

    January 25, 1991 12:00 AM ET
  • Bruce Springsteen Returns: Joins Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne For Christic Benefit

    Bruce Springsteen Returns: Joins Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne For Christic Benefit | ARTICLE

    When everybody starts believing those big illusions," said Bruce Springsteen from the stage of the Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles, "you end up...

    January 10, 1991 3:40 PM ET
  • Artist of the Year: The Rolling Stones

    Artist of the Year: The Rolling Stones | ARTICLE

    As they relax backstage at the Pontiac Silverdome, outside Detroit, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards burst into giddy laughter at the very...

    March 8, 1990 1:40 PM ET
  • Rolling Stones Wrap Up U.S. Tour With Eric Clapton, Axl Rose, John Lee Hooker

    Rolling Stones Wrap Up U.S. Tour With Eric Clapton, Axl Rose, John Lee Hooker | ARTICLE

    The Rolling Stones closed the first leg of their tumultuously successful Steel Wheels tour with three shows at the 16,000-seat Convention Center,...

    February 8, 1990 1:40 PM ET
  • Rolling Stones' Steel Wheels Tour Stutters, Then Rolls

    Rolling Stones' Steel Wheels Tour Stutters, Then Rolls | ARTICLE

    The Rolling Stones' 'Steel Wheels' tour got off to a somewhat shaky start on August 31st in Philadelphia when, during "Shattered," the third...

    October 19, 1989 3:25 PM ET
  • Oh Mercy

    Oh Mercy | ALBUM REVIEW

    Nothing reinvigorates Sixties icons like having something to prove. In the past few years the reverence typically shown both the Rolling Stones and...

    September 21, 1989 12:00 AM ET
  • Steel Wheels

    Steel Wheels | ALBUM REVIEW

    Nothing reinvigorates Sixties icons like having something to prove. In the past few years the reverence typically shown both the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan has worn perilously thin. The Stones' last two albums, Undercover and...

    August 29, 1989 12:00 AM ET
  • Flowers In The Dirt

    Flowers In The Dirt | ALBUM REVIEW

    Flowers in the dirt were, of course, one of the most compelling anti-Sixties images of the punk movement: "We are the flowers in your dustbin/We are the poison in your human machine," Johnny Rotten spat out on...

    June 29, 1989 12:00 AM ET
  • Library of Congress Recordings, Vols. 1-3

    Library of Congress Recordings, Vols. 1-3 | ALBUM REVIEW

    Perhaps the lone salvation of human tragedy is that occasionally it finds its poet, the one person who lends enduring meaning to suffering and rescues dignity from disaster. The Dust Bowl crisis of the Thirties found its...

    May 4, 1989 12:00 AM ET
  • Dust Bowl Ballads [Buddha]

    Dust Bowl Ballads [Buddha] | ALBUM REVIEW

    Perhaps the lone salvation of human tragedy is that occasionally it finds its poet, the one person who lends enduring meaning to suffering and rescues dignity from disaster. The Dust Bowl crisis of the Thirties found its...

    May 4, 1989 12:00 AM ET
  • R.E.M.'s Brave New World

    R.E.M.'s Brave New World | ARTICLE

    'Okay, Listen! We need everybody here to act like professionals. We don't want to step on anybody's toes."  One of the few adults on the...

    April 20, 1989 7:10 PM ET
  • New York

    New York | ALBUM REVIEW

    New York is Lou Reed's rock & roll version of The Bonfire of the Vanities. But whereas Tom Wolfe maintains an ultimately cynical distance from the urban disintegration he depicts in his novel, Reed is raging. In...

    February 23, 1989 12:00 AM ET
  • Keith Richards: A Stone Rolls Alone

    Keith Richards: A Stone Rolls Alone | ARTICLE

    With all the outlaw command of a loaded Saturday night special, Keith Richards took the stage November 29 at the Beacon Theatre, in...

    January 12, 1989 12:00 PM ET
  • Rattle And Hum

    Rattle And Hum | ALBUM REVIEW

    Rattle and Hum is an expression of U2's urge to have it both ways. A sprawling double album that incorporates live tracks, cover versions, collaborations, snippets of other people's music and a passage from a taped interview,...

    November 17, 1988 12:00 AM ET
  • Keith Richards: A Stone Alone Comes Clean

    Keith Richards: A Stone Alone Comes Clean | ARTICLE

    A drink in one hand and a cigarette in the other, Keith Richards dances around the New York office of his personal manager,...

    October 6, 1988 6:20 PM ET
  • INXS: New Sensation

    INXS: New Sensation | ARTICLE

    It's fifteen minutes before show time, and INXS guitarist Tim Farriss strolls over to a visitor in the band's dressing room at the Municipal Auditorium, in New Orleans. "Eric Clapton dies, right, and goes to...

    June 16, 1988 9:55 AM ET
  • The Mona Lisa's Sister

    The Mona Lisa's Sister | ALBUM REVIEW

    The Mona Lisa's Sister, Graham Parker's most compelling record in nearly a decade, is a raw meditation on desire and disappointment from a man who has felt — and feels — with a fierce intensity. In song...

    May 19, 1988 12:00 AM ET
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