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978 items by David Fricke

  • Paul Simon's Amazing Graceland Tour

    Paul Simon's Amazing Graceland Tour | ARTICLE

    Below is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared in RS 503 from July 2, 1987. This issue and the rest of the Rolling Stone archives are available via Rolling Stone PLus, Rolling Stone's premium...

    July 2, 1987 12:00 AM ET
  • Pleased To Meet Me

    Pleased To Meet Me | ALBUM REVIEW

    When God was giving out self-confidence, where the hell was Paul Westerberg? Out buying beer? For someone so blessed with songwriting ability, the singer-guitarist seems unduly consumed with doubt about his own worth and that of the...

    July 2, 1987 12:00 AM ET
  • Concerts That Changed Rock: Jimi Hendrix and the Band of Gypsies at the Fillmore East, New York

    Concerts That Changed Rock: Jimi Hendrix and the Band of Gypsies at the Fillmore East, New York | ARTICLE

    Who better to usher in a new year and a new rock decade than Jimi Hendrix? At the end of 1969, having liberated...

    June 4, 1987 12:00 PM ET
  • Another Scoop

    Another Scoop | ALBUM REVIEW

    As a songwriter, a bandleader and one of pop's most literate and spiritually earnest intellectuals, Pete Townshend has dedicated his life to the proposition that rock & roll is a communal experience, a physical and emotional rush...

    April 23, 1987 12:00 AM ET
  • Warehouse: Songs And Stories

    Warehouse: Songs And Stories | ALBUM REVIEW

    In terms of sheer productivity, Hüsker Dü is the most vital rock & roll band in America today. Warehouse: Songs and Stories is the Minneapolis zoom-punk trio's second double album in three years, capping a machine-gun series...

    March 26, 1987 12:00 AM ET
  • Jazz From Hell

    Jazz From Hell | ALBUM REVIEW

    On this solo digital-synth excursion, the indefatigable Zappa takes a breather from R-rated satire and battling the PMRC dragons to cook up one of his periodic classical-jazz-boogie stews. There is nothing particularly hellish about the eight pieces...

    March 12, 1987 12:00 AM ET
  • Charlie Watts' Jazz Dream

    Charlie Watts' Jazz Dream | ARTICLE

    As a Rolling Stone, Charlie Watts has whacked his drums on stages in just about every major theater, hockey arena and baseball stadium...

    February 26, 1987 12:00 PM ET
  • The House Of Blue Light

    The House Of Blue Light | ALBUM REVIEW

    Of the seventies hard-rock dinosaurs that still roam the earth, Deep Purple is one of the few with any credibility left in its crunch. The House of Blue Light — the second album by Purple's classic In...

    February 26, 1987 12:00 AM ET
  • Live 1975-1985

    Live 1975-1985 | ALBUM REVIEW

    It's not enough. By anyone else's standards, of course, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Live/1975-85 is an embarrassment of riches — five albums and ten years' worth of barroom, hockey-arena and baseball-stadium dynamite; greatest hits,...

    November 10, 1986 4:05 PM ET
  • Blah-Blah-Blah

    Blah-Blah-Blah | ALBUM REVIEW

    David Bowie owes a good deal of his gold and platinum to Iggy Pop. The mad Michigan daddy of punk is widely believed to have inspired Bowie's glitterrock creation Ziggy Stardust, and two of Bowie's biggest hits...

    October 23, 1986 12:00 AM ET
  • Keeping Up With The Smiths

    Keeping Up With The Smiths | ARTICLE

    Steven Morrissey, the Bookish-Looking beanstalk who sings with the British rock group the Smiths, was thirteen when he fell in love for the...

    October 9, 1986 1:10 PM ET
  • Daring Adventures

    Daring Adventures | ALBUM REVIEW

    If they haven't already done so by the time this ink has dried, Polydor should get on the stick and issue "Nearly in Love" as a single ASAP. Frankly, they may never get Richard Thompson this close...

    September 25, 1986 12:00 AM ET
  • No Guru, No Method, No Teacher

    No Guru, No Method, No Teacher | ALBUM REVIEW

    No guru, no method, no teacher, no tunes — like most of his recorded work this decade, the latest epistle from pop's high priest of Celtic mysticism sounds on first approach like another meditative stroll through an...

    September 11, 1986 12:00 AM ET
  • Dylan On HBO: A Concert Curio

    Dylan On HBO: A Concert Curio | ARTICLE

    I'm Gonna do a song about my hero," Bob Dylan announces at the beginning of Bob Dylan in Concert, which made its debut...

    July 17, 1986 11:30 AM ET
  • Animal Boy

    Animal Boy | ALBUM REVIEW

    Animal Men is more like it. Ten years have passed since Johnny, Joey and Dee Dee torched the sluggish Seventies with their debut album, Ramones, the punk-rock blast that shook the world, and the Carbona Kids are...

    July 17, 1986 12:00 AM ET
  • Van Halen: Can This Be Love?

    Van Halen: Can This Be Love? | ARTICLE

    Below is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared in RS 477 from July 3, 1986. This issue and the rest of the Rolling Stone archives are available via Rolling Stone Plus, Rolling Stone's...

    July 3, 1986 12:00 AM ET
  • Mistrial

    Mistrial | ALBUM REVIEW

    On the first couple of spins, Mistrial does not sound like a Lou Reed album that will make rock and roll history. It does sound like it could make quite a bit of money. Most of these...

    June 19, 1986 12:00 AM ET
  • The Gospel According to Paul Westerberg

    The Gospel According to Paul Westerberg | ARTICLE

    Below is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared in RS 474 from May 22, 1986. This issue and the rest of the Rolling Stone archives are available via Rolling Stone Plus, Rolling Stone's premium...

    May 22, 1986 12:00 AM ET
  • Jimi Plays Monterey

    Jimi Plays Monterey | ALBUM REVIEW

    With the Rainbow Shriek of his flaming Stratocaster at the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival, Jimi Hendrix dramatically announced the arrival of the...

    April 10, 1986 2:40 PM ET
  • Live In New York City

    Live In New York City | ALBUM REVIEW

    "Welcome to the rehearsal," John Lennon says, kidding the audience two songs into the show. Frankly, Lennon, Yoko Ono and their Plastic Ono Elephant's Memory Band could have used a few more hours of practice before they...

    April 10, 1986 12:00 AM ET
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