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David Crosby

  • If I Could Only Remember My Name [Atlantic, 1971] D-
  • Thousand Roads [Atlantic, 1993] C-

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Consumer Guide Reviews:

If I Could Only Remember My Name [Atlantic, 1971]
This disgraceful performance inspires the first Consumer Guide Competition. The test: Rename David Crosby (he won't know the difference). The prize: One Byrds LP of your choice (he ought to know the difference). The catch: You have to beat my entries. Which are: Rocky Muzak, Roger Crosby, Vaughan Monroe. D-

Thousand Roads [Atlantic, 1993]
Crosby adds new meaning to the word "survivor"--something on the order of "If you can't kill the motherfucker, at least make sure he doesn't breed"--and until VH-1 got on the revolting "Heroes" video, I'd hoped never to sample this make-work project for his rich, underemployed friends. Oh well. The only thing that could render it more self-congratulatory would be a CD bonus cover of Jefferson Black Hole's "We Built This City." C-

Further Notes:

Distinctions Not Cost-Effective [1970s]: David Crosby/Graham Nash: See Graham Nash/David Crosby.