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63 items by Dave Marsh

  • Skynyrd's First… And Last

    Skynyrd's First… And Last | ALBUM REVIEW

    Although it was recorded primarily between 1970 and 1972, this isn't just a relic for Lynyrd Skynyrd fans. One of the best albums the band ever made, Skynyrd's First and...Last ranks either a notch above (better material)...

    November 16, 1978 12:00 AM ET
  • American Grandstand: Bang The Drum Loudly

    American Grandstand: Bang The Drum Loudly | ARTICLE

    The secret to me isn't flown like a flag I carry it behind this little badge What says . . . Bell Boy! — "Bell Boy (Keith's Theme)" Quadrophenia

    November 2, 1978 1:20 PM ET
  • Keith Moon: 1947-1978

    Keith Moon: 1947-1978 | ARTICLE

    LONDON — Keith Moon died before he got old. The Who's spark-plug drummer, who turned thirty-one on August 23rd, was found dead in the bedroom of his Mayfair flat on September 7th by his fiancé, Annette...

    October 19, 1978 11:35 AM ET
  • The Who Come To A Fork In The Road

    The Who Come To A Fork In The Road | ARTICLE

    This poor hotel,'' says Pete Townshend, gesturing at his spacious suite in the Navarro Hotel on New York's posh Central Park South. ''Mr....

    October 5, 1978 7:20 AM ET
  • American Grandstand: It Takes A Lot to Laugh

    American Grandstand: It Takes A Lot to Laugh | ARTICLE

    The best definition of humor I've ever come across was contained in an old Fred Allen vaudeville skit. Allen would summon from the audience...

    September 21, 1978 3:15 PM ET
  • Bruce Springsteen Raises Cain

    Bruce Springsteen Raises Cain | ARTICLE

    I wanna go out tonight I wanna find out what I got –Bruce Springsteen, "Badlands" Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 4th One of Bruce Springsteen's most popular early songs is called "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)." That...

    August 24, 1978 8:00 AM ET
  • American Grandstand: Knockin' On Heaven's Door

    American Grandstand: Knockin' On Heaven's Door | ARTICLE

    We used to savor Bob Dylan's records for the opportunity they seemed to offer to make profound connections between the lyrics and ourselves:...

    August 10, 1978 4:05 PM ET
  • The Rolling Stones: Just Another Rock Band?

    The Rolling Stones: Just Another Rock Band? | ARTICLE

    The Rolling StonesJFK Stadium Philadelphia June 17th, 1978 The Palladium New York City June 19th, 1978 Just Once I'd like...

    August 10, 1978 3:30 PM ET
  • Darkness On The Edge of Town

    Darkness On The Edge of Town | ALBUM REVIEW

    Occasionally, a record appears that changes fundamentally the way we hear rock & roll, the way it's recorded, the way it's played. Such records — Jimi Hendrix' Are You Experienced, Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," Van...

    July 27, 1978 12:00 AM ET
  • Earth

    Earth | ALBUM REVIEW

    What is this? A Buckminster Fuller-influenced statement on humanity? Maybe an opus about the elements? (There's a song called "Fire" and a verse about surfing.) Or maybe there's a clue in the perspective of the title art....

    May 4, 1978 12:00 AM ET
  • Easter

    Easter | ALBUM REVIEW

    The hero represents the gift of love, or again, grace — the latter epitomized, for example, in Arthur's effortless raising of the sword from the rock — or, in Hindu mythology, Rama's similar lifting of the bow....

    April 20, 1978 12:00 AM ET
  • I'm Ready

    I'm Ready | ALBUM REVIEW

    Muddy Waters looks like a candidate for the fifth face on Mount Rushmore. There's that much dignity and wisdom in his countenance, and his legend is of sufficient stature to make people take the bid seriously. But...

    April 6, 1978 12:00 AM ET
  • Big (Fleetwood) Mac: The 1978 Cover Story

    Big (Fleetwood) Mac: The 1978 Cover Story | ARTICLE

    There is nothing mysterious about Fleetwood Mac sweeping Rolling Stone's 1977 Readers' Poll. Rumours, the album that topped the charts for six months,...

    January 12, 1978 12:00 PM ET
  • Bat Out Of Hell

    Bat Out Of Hell | ALBUM REVIEW

    Meat Loaf earned his somewhat eccentric name as a performer in the Rocky Horror Show, the theatrical torture, although he had previously spent several years as a rock singer in Detroit, even recording a single or two...

    December 15, 1977 12:00 AM ET
  • Rocket to Russia

    Rocket to Russia | ALBUM REVIEW

    Rocket to Russia is the best American rock & roll of the year and possibly the funniest rock album ever made. Not that the Ramones are a joke — they're more worthwhile than almost anything that's more...

    December 15, 1977 12:00 AM ET
  • Stick To Me

    Stick To Me | ALBUM REVIEW

    Graham Parker is unquestionably the most exciting new rock performer since Bruce Springsteen. He is a ferocious singer and an obsessively lyrical writer with a sense of rock bounded by (sort of) Presley and Dylan plus a...

    December 1, 1977 12:00 AM ET
  • Rock & Roll Conspiracies: Elvis, Keith Richards and More

    Rock & Roll Conspiracies: Elvis, Keith Richards and More | ARTICLE

    I was sitting in the office, feet up on my desk, when I noticed a letter from Kit Rachlis, a friend who's music editor...

    November 17, 1977 12:30 PM ET
  • Ron Wood: Rolling Stones Are Born, Not Made

    Ron Wood: Rolling Stones Are Born, Not Made | ARTICLE

    He looks like he was drawn by the cartoonist Walter Lantz. The topknot isn't red; it's black. But he moves with a swagger, a...

    November 3, 1977 12:00 PM ET
  • Rough Mix

    Rough Mix | ALBUM REVIEW

    It's almost impossible to avoid describing Rough Mix as devotional music, but it's equally difficult to reconcile that description with some of the album's components. Townshend's stinging guitar on "My Baby Gives It Away," the chugging. Faces-like...

    October 6, 1977 12:00 AM ET
  • In Color

    In Color | ALBUM REVIEW

    There's nothing progressive about In Color, Cheap Trick's second album. On the surface, the group is distinguished by its eccentric appearance: the pair of Rod Stewartstyle "punques" are standard enough, but lead guitarist Rick Nielsen, a bug-eyed...

    September 22, 1977 12:00 AM ET
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