When I last saw Marc Anthony he was playing the young Salvador Agron to Ruben Blades older and wisee version in Paul Simon’s disastrous Broadway musical “The Capeman” and in the ensuing years, some 15 of them, Marc has had moments of splendor, 2000’s Amar Sin Minteras, with its Jennifer Lopez duet “Escapemonos” comes to mind. The duo never sang better together, certainly not seven years later at the apex of Janthony fever “Toma de Mí”.
Speaking of splendor, his current album, the awesome 3.0, is why I got a tix to see Marc at Barclay center in the first place. Not merely the best Latin American pop of the year but also, despite its failure to crossover English (not that he tried, that boat has been Mended!) one of the best albums of the year. A Salsa masterpiece of latin American ballads and dance. A real return to power. This from the guy who was caught telling his then wife Jenny From The (Holly)wood who to choose on American idol, and apparently, just like Ben Affleck he has been touched by the JLo effect. What happens is, a JLo consort loses all credibility the moment she hooks out with them, and while they are together there is no way to regain credibility, but the moment you break up? You receive credibility times ten. The J Lo effect and that is where the world stands right now with Marc Anthony. Suddenly we want to see him live, suddenly his latest album is considered a masterpiece.
If you are looking for a date next Valentine’s Day (a Friday!) go to check out marc at the Prudential, and if you can hold on to Saturday, go with me to the barclay center.
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!