1 — That’s Just What You Are – Aimee Mann – Proof of how finite talent is, this song, this album, was even better than Bachelor # 2 and much better than all that Magnolia, one of the great women vs men, conceptual battle – A
2 – Frankenstein – Aimee Mann – Here is the flipside, be scared of what you ask for – A
3 – She’s A Woman – The Beatles – Best line? “She don’t give boys the eye…” I used to think he was saying “don’t give boys an iron…” which makes perfect sense of course – A+
4 – Whine And Grine/Stand Down Margaret – The English Beat – Nice match here – A
5 – Do The Dog – The Specials – Straight up dance track – A
6 – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Reprise – The Beatles – Shorter, sweeter, tighter – A
7 – Miracle man (Demo) – Elvis Costello – Added verse: “doing the handsomest man in the world, doing him again and again, but I’m the one you see at night and I don’t want to see it all in vain”. The question is did he dump it because it was clumsy or because it was too revealing? – A
8 – Silver Machine – Hawkwind – In case you thought there was no difference between the two bands, Lemmy stripped it down from here – A
9 – Dream World – The Monkees – A real beauty, those horns are terrific and the piano on the bridge is both sreamy and a break up of the dream – A
10 – No Reply – The Beatles – Unreachable, every time he sang around about this period, he was just… like it’s stupid… “I’m A Loser” was next and the impeccable cover of “Mr Moonlight” arrives five songs later – A+
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!