Metropulse reviews – Henry Gross: ‘Plug Me Into Something’ (1975) » Metro Pulse

Nice review of a (mostly) forgotten artist’s best work … I’m a fan of “Southern Band” myself.

The 1975 album reflects a transitional era in American popular music. The 1960s were dead, done in by political cynicism, rock stars choking on their own vomit, and the realization that singing “All you need is love” didn’t change a damn thing. Rock and roll was dying. So what was a rock musician to do? Keep the fire burning. Plug Me Into Something veers from style to style—from Black Oak Arkansas-style Southern-tinged rock on “One More Tomorrow” and “Southern Band,” to straightforward country-rock on “Evergreen,” to Beatlesque pop on “All My Love.” In sum, this is American rock ’n’ roll music. And American rock ’n’ roll music is good.

via Henry Gross: ‘Plug Me Into Something’ (1975) » Metro Pulse.

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Rob Russell is a dad, husband, writer, musician, educator, comic book reader, bad solderer, pop culture junky, trivia buff and student of everything cool and uncool. His favorite records are Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde and, currently, The Best of Bobbie Gentry: The Capitol Years. His favorite comic books are Kurt Busiek's Astro City and Neil Gaiman's Sandman. His favorite literary novels are Gabrial Garcia Marquez's 100 Years of Solitude and William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. His favorite genre novels are John Scalzi's Red Shirts, M.R. Carrey's The Girl with All the Gifts, and Dan Simmons' Drood. His favorite movie is Goodfellas. His favorite hobby, besides everything, is writing about himself and his favorite things in the third person.

Posted on July 8, 2011, in Great Rockers. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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