1. God Rest You Metal Gentlemen – Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi – Not only is this a timely reminder that, yes, in fact, Dio was in a league all his own, but it is a crackerjack classic brought to a ridiculously mature and powerful testament to Christmas – B+
2. West Coast – The Neighborhood – It may well be a goddam shame they are so West Coast but this is an effective new r&b ballad plus atmospheric indie production – B+
3. Better In The Dark – Say Lou Lou – Same indie production but the song is pretty and improves with listens… just a shame they didn’t push the chorus harder – B+
4. Lonesome Road Blues Studio Outtake – Eric Clapton – Gorgeous mellow blues, smooth snappy laid back – A
5. CHAMPIONSHIPWARRIORWARMUSIC – Fuzzy G – This track, just two minutes is beyond good, the background alone is unlike anything you’ve heard. A huge song – A
6. Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin – Still their greatest cover, this is so big it changed rock and blues – A+
7. My Montgomery – Parmalee – The song isn’t terrible, but the chorus is dreadful – C+
8. I Feel Free – David Bowie – Excellent disco noise – A
9. Horchata – Vampire Weekends – This is something I didn’t really mention in my review of their gig, they can be very playful – A-
10. It Should Be Easy – Britney Spears – I kinda dismissed the album last week, but it has quite a few pleasant moments and this one with Will I Am is catchy dance pop, the synth bridge is very old fashioned but the song 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!