51 items by Kurt Loder

  • Give My Regards to Broad Street (Sdtk)

    Give My Regards to Broad Street (Sdtk) | ALBUM REVIEW

    This soundtrack to Paul McCartney's commercially disastrous film, Give My Regards to Broad Street, isn't his most embarrassing solo album — in fact, it has moments of real spirit. But the LP's conceptual effect is as dismaying...

    January 17, 1985 12:00 AM ET
  • The Rolling Stone Interview: Bruce Springsteen on 'Born in the U.S.A.'

    The Rolling Stone Interview: Bruce Springsteen on 'Born in the U.S.A.' | ARTICLE

    Seattle was the market, but Tacoma was Bruce Springsteen's kind of town. He and the E Street Band had flown in from Vancouver on the second leg of their Born in the U.S.A. tour, and...

    December 6, 1984 8:45 PM ET
  • Too Tough To Die

    Too Tough To Die | ALBUM REVIEW

    The Ramones' eighth studio album is an exhilarating summation of all that they do so well, from the classic thrash of "Mama's Boy" and "Human Kind" to the big-beat balladry of "I'm Not Afraid of Life." But...

    November 22, 1984 12:00 AM ET
  • The Unforgettable Fire

    The Unforgettable Fire | ALBUM REVIEW

    The title of U2's fifth album is perversely suggestive. Over the course of three studio LPs and one live-in-concert item, this stormy Irish guitar band, borne aloft by its grand, anthemic roar and an earnest concern for...

    October 11, 1984 12:00 AM ET
  • Prince Reigns

    Prince Reigns | ARTICLE

    Below is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared in RS 429 from August 30, 1984. This issue and the rest of the Rolling Stone archives are available via Rolling Stone Plus, Rolling Stone's...

    August 30, 1984 12:00 AM ET
  • Bob Dylan, Recovering Christian

    Bob Dylan, Recovering Christian | ARTICLE

    On a typically soggy March mess of a day in Manhattan, Bob Dylan, wearing black jeans, biker boots and a white sport coat...

    June 21, 1984 1:35 PM ET
  • Grace Under Pressure

    Grace Under Pressure | ALBUM REVIEW

    This album needs no critical assistance: If you like Rush, you'll love it; if not, then Grace Under Pressure is unlikely to alter your assessment of the band as a lumbering metal anachronism. For the record, though, Rush...

    June 21, 1984 12:00 AM ET
  • The Smiths

    The Smiths | ALBUM REVIEW

    When Tom Robinson sang "Glad to Be Gay" back in 1978, he did it as a dirge — the irony, while bracing, was entirely obvious. Six years later, the singer and lyricist of the Smiths — a...

    June 21, 1984 12:00 AM ET
  • New Sensations

    New Sensations | ALBUM REVIEW

    New Sensations is a long-overdue delight that's all the more exciting for being completely unexpected. As someone who loved Lou Reed for his work with the Velvet Underground, and who has listened in deepening despair over the...

    June 7, 1984 12:00 AM ET
  • Henry the Human Fly

    Henry the Human Fly | ALBUM REVIEW

    Imagine encountering, here in the Eighties, someone who had never heard of Jimi Hendrix, who had never been moved by the great singers and session groups of golden-age Motown, or who, by whatever unimaginable means, had managed...

    March 29, 1984 12:00 AM ET
  • She's So Unusual

    She's So Unusual | ALBUM REVIEW

    Brooklyn-bred Cyndi Lauper sounds like no other singer on the current scene. She may be the finest female junk-rock vocalist since the heyday of the great Maureen Gray, more than twenty years ago. Like Gray, a black...

    January 19, 1984 12:00 AM ET
  • Mick Jagger: He's Hot, He's Sexy and He's Alive

    Mick Jagger: He's Hot, He's Sexy and He's Alive | ARTICLE

    There are these two guys named Mick Jagger. One of them, whose life is laid out in lurid little exploits in the tatty...

    November 24, 1983 12:00 PM ET
  • Undercover

    Undercover | ALBUM REVIEW

    By now, the Rolling Stones have assumed something of the status of the blues in popular music — a vital force beyond time and fashion. Undercover, their twenty-third album (not counting anthologies and outtakes), reassembles, in...

    November 7, 1983 12:00 AM ET
  • Hand Of Kindness

    Hand Of Kindness | ALBUM REVIEW

    Popular music suffered a little-noted loss last year when Richard and Linda Thompson's eight-year recording career hit the rocks along with their increasingly contentious marriage. Though they never accumulated more than a cult audience here, the Thompsons...

    June 23, 1983 12:00 AM ET
  • The Final Cut

    The Final Cut | ALBUM REVIEW

    This may be art rock's crowning masterpiece, but it is also something more. With The Final Cut, Pink Floyd caps its career in classic form, and leader Roger Waters — for whom the group has long since...

    April 14, 1983 12:00 AM ET
  • It's Alright (I See Rainbows)

    It's Alright (I See Rainbows) | ALBUM REVIEW

    Here we have a fifty-year-old Japanese woman performing synthesizer-based pop that's more adventurous than much of the music currently being ground out by Europersons half her age. Indeed, "Dream Love," the most aurally striking of the ten...

    January 20, 1983 12:00 AM ET
  • Coda


    Coda is a resounding farewell from the greatest heavy-metal band that ever strutted the boards. Produced by Jimmy Page, the album chronicles a ten-year adventure in high guitar drama and maximum blast. If the record seems a...

    January 20, 1983 12:00 AM ET
  • The Who: Last Time Around

    The Who: Last Time Around | ARTICLE

    For nearly three years, Roger Daltrey watched Pete Townshend slowly killing himself with drugs and alcohol. It was almost a parody of rock-star...

    November 11, 1982 12:00 AM ET
  • Pictures At Eleven

    Pictures At Eleven | ALBUM REVIEW

    If Robert Plant were young and hungry instead of nearly thirty-four and famous, this album might have been a real barn-burner. As it is, even though there's nothing new going on in these grooves, the sheer formal...

    August 16, 1982 12:00 AM ET
  • Pete Townshend: The Who's Final Days

    Pete Townshend: The Who's Final Days | ARTICLE

    Pete Townshend has met the enemy – and recognized the bleary eyes staring back at him across the chasm of the last two...

    June 24, 1982 12:10 PM ET