Rock Albums of the '70s: A Critical Guide

Rock Albums of the '70s: A Critical Guide

by Robert Christgau
     
 

Robert Christgau on James Brown: "When he modulates to the bridge it's like the Spirit of God moving upon the face of the waters. After that he could describe his cars for three [LP] sides and get away with it." Christgau on Carly Simon: "If a horse could sing in a monotone, the horse would sound like Carly Simon, only a horse wouldn't rhyme 'yacht,'

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Robert Christgau on James Brown: "When he modulates to the bridge it's like the Spirit of God moving upon the face of the waters. After that he could describe his cars for three [LP] sides and get away with it." Christgau on Carly Simon: "If a horse could sing in a monotone, the horse would sound like Carly Simon, only a horse wouldn't rhyme 'yacht,' 'apricot,' and 'gavotte.'" Christgau on Van Morrison: "This is a man who gets stoned on a drink of water and urges us to turn our radios all the way into the mystic. Visionary hooks his specialty." Christgau on Lou Reed: "Reed Sounds like he's imitating his worst enemy, himself." (Lou Reed on Robert Christgau: "What a moron! Studying rock and roll. I can't believe it!") An indispensable book, Christgau's Rock Albums the '70s is the definitive guide to nearly 3,000 albums of the decade that brought us progressive rock, country rock, glam rock, funk, disco, punk, heavy metal, and new wave.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306804090
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
08/28/1990
Series:
Quality Paperbacks Series
Pages:
484
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.72(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Christgau is the author of Grown Up All Wrong and Any Old Way You Choose It, among other books. He is also a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and can be heard on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” He lives in New York City.

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