8 items by Charley Walters

  • Izitso

    Izitso | ALBUM REVIEW

    Izitso is good proof that behind Cat Stevens' sentimental and somewhat naive persona there exists a musician and composer more far-reaching than the wistful but cloying singer/songwriter who relies largely on soft acoustic instrumentation. Touching several bases,...

    July 28, 1977 12:00 AM ET
  • Hotel California

    Hotel California | ALBUM REVIEW

    Hotel California showcases both the best and worst tendencies of Los Angeles-situated rock, but more strikingly its lyrics present a convincing and unflattering portrait of the milieu itself. Don Henley, handling five of the eight vocal tracks,...

    February 24, 1977 12:00 AM ET
  • Steal Your Face!

    Steal Your Face! | ALBUM REVIEW

    Steal Your Face isn't so much a collection of music as a further confirmation of the Dead's existence. These four live sides aren't really very good, but few will notice. Nine years after the Summer of Love,...

    August 26, 1976 12:00 AM ET
  • Another Green World

    Another Green World | ALBUM REVIEW

    Eno's eccentric music doesn't stray beyond rock's accustomed borders so much as it innovates within those parameters. Another Green World's five vocal numbers generally represent his most conservative approaches, but its nine instrumentals are among his most...

    May 6, 1976 12:00 AM ET
  • Run with the Pack

    Run with the Pack | ALBUM REVIEW

    Run with the Pack, Bad Company's third and best album, reiterates the raw, rowdy style of their debut, Bad Co., solidifies the loose ends that marred Straight Shooter and adds new directions of its own. Maybe most...

    April 8, 1976 12:00 AM ET
  • Solid Silver

    Solid Silver | ALBUM REVIEW

    The reunion of the original Quicksilver Messenger Service (plus Dino Valenti, who didn't appear on their earliest efforts) is one contradiction after another. Though much of the arranging is dull and unvaried, when the inimitable John Cipollina...

    January 15, 1976 12:00 AM ET
  • Early Flight

    Early Flight | ALBUM REVIEW

    Not surprisingly, what could well be the best Airplane album since the four-year-old Volunteers consists mainly of tracks from the mid-Sixties. To be sure, there is a boring blues jam, and the rejects from Takes Off, while...

    July 18, 1974 12:00 AM ET
  • Get Your Wings

    Get Your Wings | ALBUM REVIEW

    Maintaining an agile balance between Yardbirds- and Who-styled rock and Seventies heavy metal, Aerosmith's second album surges with pent-up fury yet avoids the excesses to which many of their peers succumb. The music of the five-member group...

    June 6, 1974 12:00 AM ET