Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Bob Geldof

  • Deep in the Heart of Nowhere [Atlantic, 1986] C

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Deep in the Heart of Nowhere [Atlantic, 1986]
As a struggling front man he had a weakness for bathos; as a disappointed Nobel laureate he makes me miss Harry Chapin. On and on he blathers, a Bowie clone with glossomania, rolling out additional songs and verses for cassette and CD because they can't be squeezed onto twelve inches of vinyl. Though he knows far more about world suffering than you or I, he's almost incapable of writing about it. All he proves is that when you dwell on suffering you get pompous, something all too many rock-and-rollers have already noticed. C

Further Notes:

Everything Rocks and Nothing Ever Dies [1990s]