1 – Deep In The Meadow (Baauer Remix) – Jennifer Lawrence – Poor ol’ Rue, just a wee babe when she lost the Hunger Games. This is the song that Katniss sang to Rue as she lay dying… adding insult to fatal injury. Totally useless remix of a completely useless lullabye – D
2 – Fuck You – Meek Mill, Yo Gotti – What a hata – C+
3 – Hi – Al Bairre – Pretty instrumental – C
4 – Silver Liner – Ethan Johns – Sounds like a very tasteful Neil Young rip – C+
5 – Rain – Uriah Heep – These really real dinosaurs, bands that go on for decades with local fans who grow old with them, listening to songs the rest of the world doesn’t register, like these guys who have always been a clever band name in search of a song to my mind, make me a little sad. This ballad, however, is the definition of sad – D
6 – Wickedest MC Alive – Wiley – The 36 year old best rapper in the UK (take that Tinie Tempah) goes his own way with Grime, yes, it is rap, yes, all about flow and beat, but the voices don’t sound like US rap: it is to Kenrick what the Sex Pistols were to the Ramones – B+
7 – Quiz Kid – Jethro Tull – I’d like to take that flute and stick it up his nose – D
8 – Thank You (Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Agin) – Sly And The Family Stone – Sly is rich, Cynthia is dead: thank you for talkin to me the Family Stone – A+
9 – Egostatic – Stardeath And White Dwarfs – Flaming Lips JV, with Coyne’s nephew leading the way on this drudgery – D+
10 – 3 Way Freak Out – Pimp C, Lil Wayne – I really loved this song till I reached that “She shoot cum like a jet, call it water works” -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!