Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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David Bowie: Pin-Ups [RCA Victor, 1973]
The idea of reviving these British oldies is the great one, but most of those fanatic enough to know all the originals aren't very excited either. I mean, it's good to recall the screaming-frustration-on-the-nine-to-five of "Friday on My Mind," but when Bowie screams he sounds arch. And that ain't rock and roll. Yet. B-