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27 items by Ken Tucker

  • Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome

    Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome | ALBUM REVIEW

    George Clinton, Bootsy Collins and the rest of the Parliament Funkadelic and Rubber Band hydra seem blessed with unlimited inspiration. Clinton, who helps produce and write nearly everything these bands release, taps a — you'll pardon the...

    March 23, 1978 12:00 AM ET
  • Leave Home

    Leave Home | ALBUM REVIEW

    These bands achieved their initial notoriety while playing in the same place (an esophagus of a bar called CBGB, in lower Manhattan) and have been lumped together with other habitués of this joint as purveyors of "punk...

    April 7, 1977 12:00 AM ET
  • Marquee Moon

    Marquee Moon | ALBUM REVIEW

    These bands achieved their initial notoriety while playing in the same place (an esophagus of a bar called CBGB, in lower Manhattan) and have been lumped together with other habitués of this joint as purveyors of "punk...

    April 7, 1977 12:00 AM ET
  • Wings Over America [Bonus Tracks]

    Wings Over America [Bonus Tracks] | ALBUM REVIEW

    For such an expensive, three-record concert souvenir, made by an artist as commercially astute as Paul McCartney, a consumer-conscious review seems appropriate. The Wings fan with all the studio albums, for instance, may find Wings over America...

    February 10, 1977 12:00 AM ET
  • The Jacksons

    The Jacksons | ALBUM REVIEW

    The first two cuts on The Jacksons prepare one for a good, snappy time; "Enjoy Yourself" and "Think Happy" are fast R&B, made distinctive by Michael's classic vocal in the first case and a smart use of...

    January 27, 1977 12:00 AM ET
  • Another Passenger

    Another Passenger | ALBUM REVIEW

    "Cowtown," a song Carly Simon has written for Another Passenger, tells the story of a cagey French woman named Simone Swann who marries a Texas millionaire for his money, and because she's lonely. In the second verse,...

    August 12, 1976 12:00 AM ET
  • Give, Get, Take And Have

    Give, Get, Take And Have | ALBUM REVIEW

    With Give, Get, Take and Have, Curtis Mayfield has fashioned the apotheosis of a musical genre he has just invented. That genre consists, skeletally, of the interaction between disco and the Sixties soul-music sensibility. It also places...

    August 12, 1976 12:00 AM ET
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