8 items by Langdon Winner

  • The Odyssey of Captain Beefheart: Rolling Stone's 1970 Cover Story

    The Odyssey of Captain Beefheart: Rolling Stone's 1970 Cover Story | ARTICLE

    "Uh oh, the phone," Captain Beefheart mumbled as he placed his tarnished soprano saxophone in its case. "I have to answer the telephone." It was a very peculiar thing to say. The phone had not rung. Beefheart walked...

    December 17, 2010 5:20 PM ET
  • Deja Vu

    Deja Vu | ALBUM REVIEW

    Along with many other people, I had hoped that the addition of Neil Young to Crosby, Stills, and Nash would give their music the guts and substance which the first album lacked. Live performances of the group...

    May 1, 1974 12:00 AM ET
  • Lick My Decals Off, Baby

    Lick My Decals Off, Baby | ALBUM REVIEW

    In a twilight region which separates laughter from terror and precision from chaos, five men walk along a musical path with a purpose they disclose only in their smiles. Zoot Horn Rollo, a fortunate refugee from the Land...

    December 10, 1970 12:00 AM ET
  • After The Gold Rush

    After The Gold Rush | ALBUM REVIEW

    Neil Young devotees will probably spend the next few weeks trying desperately to convince themselves that After The Gold Rush is good music. But they'll be kidding themselves. For despite the fact that the album contains some...

    October 15, 1970 12:00 AM ET
  • Gasoline Alley

    Gasoline Alley | ALBUM REVIEW

    The music of Rod Stewart helps us to remember many of the small but extremely important experiences of life which our civilization inclines us to forget. Compassion. Care for small things. The textures of sorrow. Remembrance of...

    September 3, 1970 12:00 AM ET
  • Bitches Brew

    Bitches Brew | ALBUM REVIEW

    Miles' music continues to grow in its beauty, subtlety and sheer magnificence. Bitches' Brew is a further extension of the basic idea he investigated in his two previous albums, Filles De Kilimanjaro and In A Silent Way....

    May 28, 1970 12:00 AM ET
  • McCartney

    McCartney | ALBUM REVIEW

    McCartney is an album that wants desperately to convince. Its explicit and uniform message is that Paul McCartney, his wife Linda and family have found peace and happiness in a quiet home away from the city and...

    May 14, 1970 12:00 AM ET
  • Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5

    Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 | ALBUM REVIEW

    The Jackson Five stand in the tradition of super young rock singers that goes back to Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers and, more recently. Little Stevie Wonder. Ever since the day that Frankie Lymon lied about his...

    March 7, 1970 12:00 AM ET