4 items by Mike Saunders

  • Live Cream Vol. 2

    Live Cream Vol. 2 | ALBUM REVIEW

    In their glory days of 1967-8, Cream singlehandedly spawned the whole genre of aloof heavy rock egomania, not to mention a whole school of insufferably self-centered lead rock guitarists. Technique oblivious to any content: That's what Cream live...

    April 28, 1976 12:00 AM ET
  • Comin' Thru

    Comin' Thru | ALBUM REVIEW

    Dino Valenti had a pretty good niche in history carved out for a while: he wrote (or at least claimed to have written) "Hey Joe," the pube classic that's been done by everyone from Jimi Hendrix to...

    June 8, 1972 12:00 AM ET
  • The Kink Kronikles

    The Kink Kronikles | ALBUM REVIEW

    In the very first paragraph of his liner notes to The Kink Kronikles (Reprise 2XS-6454), John Mendelsohn emphasizes the Kinks' position as an underdog band. Perhaps even more than the exceptional individuality of their musical catalogue, this...

    May 25, 1972 12:00 AM ET
  • Muswell Hillbillies

    Muswell Hillbillies | ALBUM REVIEW

    Can you tell the Kinks apart in the picture on the cover of their new album? No, of course. Except for Ray, they all look the same these days. Faceless. Their music has also been sounding that...

    February 3, 1972 12:00 AM ET