Ah, springtime: the season when, after a quiet winter, compact discs begin to cover-like pollen-every flat surface in a pop critic’s humble abode. Time to play catch-up with a wrap-up of 14 records that I’ve consigned to one of three categories for ease of consumption.
(Enjoying Steady Rotation)
The Black Read More
There are some people who say that Linda Thompson is the greatest female rock singer alive. I’m not one of them-partly because I think her music is too tied to the British folk tradition to be called “rock,” and partly because I’m wary of making grandiose pronouncements about the relative worth of musicians. But I Read More
Mock Tudor , Richard Thompson (Capitol).
The time: July 19, 1999 (the middle of the heat wave). The place: Tonic, a Norfolk Street beer joint. There, British guitarist-songwriter Richard Thompson and his small band performed a low-profile 7 P.M. showcase to promote his just-released album, Mock Tudor . Before the show, he chatted with a Read More