1. Song Beneath The Song – Maria Taylor – The Saddle Creek stalwart has her best album to date coming out soon, till then here is an early solo song that will keep you going; that’s Conor singing back up – A
2. World Of Pain – Cream – This is 1960s psychedelic blues of the first order – A+
3. It’s all Over Now – Bobby Womack, Bill Withers – that Withers was truly one of a kind – A
4. Hot Knife – Fiona Apple – The best song on the last album is also the sexiest – A
5. Pour It Up – Rihanna – The best song on the last album is also the sexiest – A
6. Ain’t That Pretty At All – Warren Zevon – The song itself is an ugly grind but it has one of the great aphorisms of all time: “I’d rather feel bad than not feel anything at all” – A+
7. The Tide Is High – Blondie – I wonder what Shaggy makes of it – A-
8. Family Tree – Kings Of Leon – Catchy singalong ready made for stadiums – A-
9. Last Year – Best Coast – Beth sounds as though she is coasting on story – A-
10. Like Never Before – Shaggy – I am getting round to a major review on this lovely album – 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!