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1978-01-27 – Fort Lauderdale News

1978 01 27 Fort_Lauderdale_News_Fri__Jan_27__1978_

"I'lb'st9 Albums Of ‘77‘ ‘
Contain Valuable Items

Ming Shae

Each year, a couple of down
noteworthy records become lost in
the annmerdal and critical shtflIe.
From time to time, those records are

more noteworthy than the season's
most-discussed hits and misses. Here

then, is 1977's honor roll.

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In mainstream rock, perhaps the

year‘s most underrated record was
Pete Townshend‘s and Ronnie Lane‘s
“Rough Mix" (MCA). an unlikely
combination of devotional music and
pure rock & roll. 11m album’s high-
light is “My Baby Gives It Away,"
which sounds like the Who with

Omrle'dumdnnns.1hosein-‘

W

T00“ at 3:30 8: 0:00 PM! NOW thru M00. JAN. 30

Mk, V. W's “A Peri-
odd'l‘rnsifion" (Warner Bros.) and
summm solo debut (Island)
w cut. -'Both are raggedly un-
focused affairs (Morrison's title
would be Watt: for either
album), but there’s more good sim-
im than one would expect floating
thud: 0: lack of songs. The B side
(1 Van’s cummt shale, "Mechanical
Bliss," is also worth investigating;
he's finally made the pure
leprechaun music he's always threat—

ened.