Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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The Mothers

  • Fillmore East, June 1971 [Bizarre, 1971] C-
  • Just Another Band From L.A. [Bizarre, 1972] C
  • Over-Nite Sensation [DiscReet, 1973] C

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Fillmore East, June 1971 [Bizarre, 1971]
The sexist adolescent drivel that hooks these moderne mannerisms should dispel any doubts as to where Big Mother finds his market--among adolescents and sexists of every age and gender (bet he gets more adults than females). It must tickle Frank that a couple of ex-Turtles are now doing his dirty work. Probably tickled him too to split the only decent piece of rock and roll (or music) here between two sides. C-

Just Another Band From L.A. [Bizarre, 1972]
You said it, Frank, I didn't. C

Over-Nite Sensation [DiscReet, 1973]
Oh, I get it--the soft-core porn is there to contextualize the serious stuff. Oh, I get it--the automatic solos are there to undercut the serious stuff. Oh, I get it--the marimbas are there to mock-trivialize the serious stuff. But where's the serious stuff? C