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July 12, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM
You don't typically see "cellist wanted" listings in the classified sections of rock magazines, but perhaps Richard Barone and his band can start a new trend. With Jane Scarpantoni wielding the bow, Barone's show Tuesday night at the Coach House benefited from shadings and textures seldom encountered on a rock concert stage.
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July 12, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM
You don't typically see "cellist wanted" listings in the classified sections of rock magazines, but perhaps Richard Barone and his band can start a new trend. With Jane Scarpantoni wielding the bow, Barone's show Tuesday night at the Coach House benefited from shadings and textures seldom encountered on a rock concert stage.
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July 9, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When rocker Richard Barone was a small boy, his mother warned him that comparisons with Paul McCartney would be unavoidable. It wasn't that Barone, who plays Tuesday at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, was already a budding pop Mozart. It had something to do with Barone's facial features--high arching brows, large eyes and a long oval face that were bound to make people think of the cutest Beatle.
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July 9, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When rocker Richard Barone was a small boy, his mother warned him that comparisons with Paul McCartney would be unavoidable. It wasn't that Barone, who plays Tuesday at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, was already a budding pop Mozart. It had something to do with Barone's facial features--high arching brows, large eyes and a long oval face that were bound to make people think of the cutest Beatle.
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February 7, 1988 | RICHARD CROMELIN
Artist: Richard Barone. Personnel: Barone, vocals, electric guitar; Jane Scarpantoni, cello; Nick Celeste, acoustic guitar; Valerie Naranjo, percussion, vibes, piano. History: Richard Barone's group the Bongos hasn't replaced Frank Sinatra as the favorite musical son of Hoboken, N.J., but after the release in 1982 of its debut album "Drums Along the Hudson," the band quickly moved to the forefront of the cultish East Coast underground pop scene.
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February 13, 1988 | CRAIG LEE
Richard Barone's album "Cool Blue Halo" was one of the small pleasures of 1987, a live set featuring Barone (leader of East Coast hard popsters the Bongos) in a kind of chamber-rock setting that brought out the best nuances of his own songwriting in addition to his high, clear singing skills.
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July 19, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES ORANGE COUNTY POP CRITIC
Marti Jones may not be one of the best-known singers in pop music, but she is certainly one of the best. The woman from Canton, Ohio, combines the clear, plaintive folk quality of Joni Mitchell with a tawnier hue that can recall Jackie DeShannon or Bonnie Raitt. Over the course of four albums since 1985, she has shown a particular knack for conveying the ache of relationships gone wrong.
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December 27, 1990
MIKE BOEHM Favorite concerts (not intended as a "year's best concerts" list, because I didn't attend all the worthwhile pop shows there were to see in Orange County): 1. Richard Thompson, Coach House. 2. Neville Brothers, Coach House. 3. Pixies, Crawford Hall, UC Irvine. 4. Richard Barone, Coach House. 5. Smithereens, Coach House. 6. Midnight Oil, Irvine Meadows. 7. Social Distortion, Crawford Hall. 8. Deborah Harry, Coach House. 9. Dan Crary, Shade Tree Stringed Instruments. 10.
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May 3, 1985 | CRAIG LEE
When it comes to the Bongos, there's more there than meets the ear. On the surface, the Hoboken, N.J., quartet sounds like a playful pop-rock band performing a fanciful brand of post-punk bubble gum. But head Bongo Richard Barone insists that the group's light, breezy sound is infused with some decidedly darker influences. "I always wanted to be in a band that did pop music," Barone explained during a recent phone interview.
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December 6, 1986 | CHRIS WILLMAN
The mellifluous voice of Marti Jones--smooth, calm and clear, but with an intriguingly smoky quality--is one of the loveliest in all of pop music. So lovely, in fact, that multitudes of rock critics are raving about her even though she has committed the unpardonable post-Dylan sin of not writing her own songs .
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February 7, 1988 | RICHARD CROMELIN
Artist: Richard Barone. Personnel: Barone, vocals, electric guitar; Jane Scarpantoni, cello; Nick Celeste, acoustic guitar; Valerie Naranjo, percussion, vibes, piano. History: Richard Barone's group the Bongos hasn't replaced Frank Sinatra as the favorite musical son of Hoboken, N.J., but after the release in 1982 of its debut album "Drums Along the Hudson," the band quickly moved to the forefront of the cultish East Coast underground pop scene.
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March 15, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
AUSTIN, Texas - On Friday night while the youth were out chasing the next revolution and the lemmings were packing the Hype Hotel at South by Southwest, the Paramount Theatre in downtown Austin hosted a crowd comfortably removed from the chaos who were meditating in ragtag fashion on the godfather of some of this nonsense, Lou Reed. Produced and hosted by Texas native Alejandro Escovedo, formerly of Rank & File and the Nuns, and New York singer and Bongos founder Richard Barone, the tribute featured more than two dozen veterans and inheritors digging into Reed's oft-brilliant work.
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December 17, 1986 | RICHARD CROMELIN
"In the late '70s, new wave or punk could mean anything from Talking Heads to the Split Enz to D.O.A.," observes singer-guitarist Jim Basnight, leader of the Moberlys. "That was a really great time for music, when everything was new, and 'What's gonna happen next?' and anybody could get up there and do something. To me that's what we really stand for. I still think we have that vibe." "It's funny," adds Moberlys drummer Dave Drewry, Basnight's longtime cohort.
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