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Andy Pratt

  • Andy Pratt [Columbia, 1973] C
  • Resolution [Nemporer, 1976] B
  • Shiver in the Night [Nemporer, 1977] C

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Andy Pratt [Columbia, 1973]
"Avenging Annie" is an astounding tale of feminist revenge in the twilight of the counterculture. I can't imagine how it occurred to this poor little rich boy. (Oh, all right--this poor little rich boy with the bizarre falsetto and eccentric pop sense.) (Hey, maybe his wife left him.) C

Resolution [Nemporer, 1976]
The craft that went into this record could pass for genius, and side one includes four or five memorable songs and one moment of wit--a line about a "fuzzy-brained intellectual" that reviewers delight in quoting. I guess I just expect more than one moment of wit per side from self-described intellectuals, even fuzzy-brained ones. Sententious pop at its best, recommended only to those whose taste for such junk amounts to a jones. B

Shiver in the Night [Nemporer, 1977]
In which Leo Sayer goes berserk. Or is it Eric Justin Kaz? A repellent image in either case. C