Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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The Pointer Sisters: The Pointer Sisters [Blue Thumb, 1973]
"All this rock and roll you hear don't mean a thing to me," they admit, although in other respects they seem like young women of superior intelligence. Really, sisters, we let rock and rollers redo Lambert, Hendricks & Ross and sing Barbara Mauritz songs (good ones, anyway) and mention Volvos. Not to mention cover Lee Dorsey. Although encouraging the Hoodoo Rhythm Devils to play "Wang Dang Doodle" for seven minutes is a no-no. B