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.