1. Fuck Em Only We Know – Banks – A strange conglom of trip hop inspired (but not trip hop beats), modern r&b and… Keane? It shouldn’t and it sure shouldn’t work this well, but the song is a crafty smart beauty, catchy as hell, and while the f bomb means it ain’t gonna break pop, it should do – A
2. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift – Finally on Spotify – A
3. Dying to Love – Yusuf Islam – Cover of the old Edgar Winter ballad, not bad at all though if I fail to get a ticket to the beacon Theater I may have to get angry – A
4.Coronus, The Terminator – Flying Lotus – Doesn’t effect my sphincter at all – B
5. I’ve Told You Now – Sam Smith – Look that falsetto, love it love it love it – A
6. Where No Eagles Fly – Julian Casablancas and the Voidz – I didn’t much like em at Governors Ball but having said that, I like em fine on record and after not considering going to see em again for instance, I’m considering it for one instance – B
7. Light Will Keep Our heart Beating – Mike Doughtry – Minor league? Maybe. But in a major league way – B-
8. Everything Is Wrong – Interpol – Isn’t last week over? Why am I listening to this? – C+
9. What Kind Of Fool Am I – Barbra Streisand, John Legend – Stupified tasteful dowdy dead – C-
10. The Morgue – Loudon Wainwright III – Died from natural causes: “A guilty conscious and a broken heart” – B+
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – June 1975 (Volume 7, Number 1)
Smith’s final freelance contribution to Creem.
putting Nigeria on the map
back at # 1 for a third non consecutive week
not a dreamer but a steely eyed businessman and pop musician
Willie Nelson will play at the Palomino fest on Saturday
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – May 1975 (Volume 6, Number 12
Elton John came across as completely engaging
by episode nine, season four, the bastards finally got me sick of Kate!
some hooky and wildly inspired tune
Harry has the summer of his career!