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October 24, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Virtually all pop music is theft. What separates the dullards from the smart guys in this year's rookie class is how well they've learned to steal. Clumsy burglars like the Black Crowes and London Quireboys have tried to raid the grit-stained sonic wardrobe of early-'70s Rolling Stones and Faces, swiping it right off the rack and donning it without adding any accessories of their own. It takes charm and wit and lyrical ingenuity to pull off a stylish heist.
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August 18, 1991 | CHRIS WILLMAN, Chris Willman is a frequent contributor to Calendar. and
Like the character in the old Steely Dan song who has to tell his younger lover, "Hey, 19, that's 'Retha Franklin," one invariably feels one's age explaining to teen-agers and even some young adults that "Yesterday" wasn't always elevator music, and that Ringo Starr was in a rock band before he landed that gig playing the miniature train conductor on a Saturday morning kids' show.
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August 18, 1991 | CHRIS WILLMAN, Chris Willman is a frequent contributor to Calendar. and
Like the character in the old Steely Dan song who has to tell his younger lover, "Hey, 19, that's 'Retha Franklin," one invariably feels one's age explaining to teen-agers and even some young adults that "Yesterday" wasn't always elevator music, and that Ringo Starr was in a rock band before he landed that gig playing the miniature train conductor on a Saturday morning kids' show.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 24, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Virtually all pop music is theft. What separates the dullards from the smart guys in this year's rookie class is how well they've learned to steal. Clumsy burglars like the Black Crowes and London Quireboys have tried to raid the grit-stained sonic wardrobe of early-'70s Rolling Stones and Faces, swiping it right off the rack and donning it without adding any accessories of their own. It takes charm and wit and lyrical ingenuity to pull off a stylish heist.
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