Posts From Lee Zimmerman

Leo Sayer’s ‘Just a Boy’: A Big Leap Forward

The singer-songwriter’s second LP found him at the cusp of a career that would lead to greater glories, while ensuring his stature on the singles charts.

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Paul & Linda McCartney’s ‘Ram’: Macca Magic or Puerile Pop?

For all the criticism tossed his way, McCartney and his hired hands did an admirable job of conveying the mirth and merriment inherent in these songs.

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Loggins and Messina’s ‘On Stage’: The Peak of a Formidable Partnership

The album marked a successful coda in terms of a catalog that’s forever inscribed in the annals of radio-ready music and mainstream Americana.

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Rod Stewart’s ‘Never a Dull Moment’: Another Step Forward

Collaborating with Ronnie Wood and his other mates in the Faces, the singer’s formula of mixing original tunes with covers proved successful.

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David Crosby’s Solo Debut—Well Worth Remembering

For the 1971 release, Croz gathered a superb supporting cast, one that featured the communal contributions of friends and fellow travelers.

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Todd Rundgren’s ‘Something/Anything?’ @50: An Extravagant Opus

As its title suggests, the ambitious, far-reaching 1972 double album provided early proof that the possibilities were endless.

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Good ‘Sports’: How Huey Lewis and the News Hit a Home Run

‘Sports’ remains one of Huey Lewis and the News’ most memorable efforts, and confirmation that they were decidedly in the game.

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Mott the Hoople’s ‘All the Young Dudes’ Generates Some Hoopla

The album, with its Bowie-written title track, emphasized the band’s bravado, and helped lay the foundation for the ’70s glam movement.

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David Bowie’s ‘Berlin Trilogy’: ‘Low,’ ‘Heroes’ and ‘Lodger’ Reconsidered

All three albums are now hailed as milestones in Bowie’s dazzling career, and a marked influence on other artists, including King Crimson

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Dan Fogelberg’s ‘Souvenirs’ — A Keepsake That Was Part of the Plan

The 1974 LP features a star-studded cast of musicians, chief among them Joe Walsh, who not only oversaw its production, but also played guitar on 10 of its tracks

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