30 items by Paul Nelson

  • Venus and Mars

    Venus and Mars | ALBUM REVIEW

    As time goes by, John Lennon's importance to the Beatles becomes more and more self-evident. The same old story we've been hearing for years — that Lennon's wit and abrasive probing were needed to balance Paul McCartney's...

    May 3, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Body Wishes

    Body Wishes | ALBUM REVIEW

    After listening to Body Wishes, Rod Stewart's latest and surely one of his least, you get the feeling that this singer is sorely in need of what comedian Henny Youngman calls "a charisma bypass." Except for the...

    September 1, 1983 12:00 AM ET
  • Always on my Mind

    Always on my Mind | ALBUM REVIEW

    When, in the finale of Always on My Mind, Willie Nelson claims he "wasn't tryin'," he seems to be summing up his attitude toward this whole sorry album. Let's hope so anyway, because almost nothing works here....

    May 27, 1982 12:00 AM ET
  • Tonight I'm Yours

    Tonight I'm Yours | ALBUM REVIEW

    Like most rags-to-riches stories, this one's both predictable and messy. From 1974's Smiler through 1980's Foolish Behaviour, Rod Stewart has too often played a singularly buffoonish Falstaff to his own backward Prince Hal, dragging himself down artistically...

    February 4, 1982 12:00 AM ET
  • Shot Of Love

    Shot Of Love | ALBUM REVIEW

    When I first heard it, Shot of Love sounded like Bob Dylan's most interesting record in a long time. Interesting, not good. Though...

    October 15, 1981 12:00 AM ET
  • The Crackup and Resurrection of Warren Zevon

    The Crackup and Resurrection of Warren Zevon | ARTICLE

    Alcoholism. That's what this story's supposed to be about. How Warren Zevon, after some heartwarming and colorful mis-adventures, licked the Big A and...

    March 19, 1981 2:30 PM ET
  • The River

    The River | ALBUM REVIEW

    There's something wrong with beauty — don't you know that? If it could stay inside, if it didn't touch the world, why then it would be fine. But it makes its way into your heart and then...

    December 11, 1980 12:00 AM ET
  • Jackson Browne: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Jackson Browne: The Rolling Stone Interview | ARTICLE

    Below is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared in RS 323 from August 7, 1980. This issue and the rest of the Rolling Stone archives are available via Rolling Stone Plus, Rolling Stone's...

    August 7, 1980 12:00 AM ET
  • Glass Houses

    Glass Houses | ALBUM REVIEW

    Glass Houses, Billy Joel's all-out attempt at a rock & roll album, is just about as convincing and exciting as Linda Ronstadt's recent Mad Love, though the latter sounds a lot more game and likable than the...

    May 1, 1980 12:00 AM ET
  • Rust Never Sleeps

    Rust Never Sleeps | ALBUM REVIEW

    For anyone still passionately in love with rock & roll, Neil Young has made a record that defines the territory. Defines it, expands it, explodes it. Burns it to the ground. Rust Never Sleeps tells me more about...

    October 18, 1979 12:00 AM ET
  • Springsteen Fever

    Springsteen Fever | ARTICLE

    At the music hall in Boston in late May, Bruce Springsteen begins a song in almost total darkness, a single blue spotlight faintly...

    July 13, 1978 12:40 PM ET
  • Some Girls

    Some Girls | ALBUM REVIEW

    Q: Do you think the music of the Rolling Stones has an overall theme? A: Yeah. Women. —Keith Richards With Bob Dylan no longer bringing it all back home, Elvis Presley dead and the Beatles already harmlessly cloned in the...

    June 9, 1978 12:00 AM ET
  • Running On Empty

    Running On Empty | ALBUM REVIEW

    As our finest practicing romantic, Jackson Browne has been stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again for so long that the road probably looks like a realistic way of life to him. Whether or not...

    March 9, 1978 12:00 AM ET
  • Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols

    Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols | ALBUM REVIEW

    When the father-house burns — Young men find blisters on their hearts. -Old Ukrainian Proverb If it's not clear to you now, it's going to be: the rock wars of the Seventies have begun, and the...

    February 23, 1978 12:00 AM ET
  • Death Of A Ladies Man

    Death Of A Ladies Man | ALBUM REVIEW

    When I first met Leonard Cohen, he was telling a good friend of mine that his mother was seriously ill. My friend, whose father had recently died, was so moved by Cohen's mesmerizing familial compassion that she...

    February 9, 1978 12:00 AM ET
  • Love You Live

    Love You Live | ALBUM REVIEW

    One of the paradoxes of such a supposedly spontaneous art form as rock & roll is that it has produced no great live albums. And even very few good ones. It doesn't make sense, but it's true....

    September 23, 1977 12:00 AM ET
  • American Stars 'N' Bars

    American Stars 'N' Bars | ALBUM REVIEW

    Right now, I think it would be just about impossible to overrate Neil Young. In the last few years he has web the most avant-garde styles to the corniest of archetypes — and deliberately ignored the public's...

    August 11, 1977 12:00 AM ET
  • Ray Davies Gets His Kinks Out

    Ray Davies Gets His Kinks Out | ARTICLE

    Below is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared in RS 235 from March 24, 1977. This issue and the rest of the Rolling Stone archives are available via Rolling Stone Plus, Rolling Stone's premium...

    March 24, 1977 12:00 AM ET
  • Ramones

    Ramones | ALBUM REVIEW

    If today's Rolling Stone were the Cahiers du Cinema of the late Fifties, a band of outsiders as deliberately crude and basic as the Ramones would be granted instant auteur status as fast as one could say...

    July 29, 1976 12:00 AM ET
  • Coney Island Baby

    Coney Island Baby | ALBUM REVIEW

    Are the mid-Seventies the late Sixties in weird disguise? Can Gatorade really be the fountain of youth? Or is there something in the air these days that transforms the tired blood of certain seemingly played out, erstwhile...

    March 25, 1976 12:00 AM ET