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70's New Rock

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Coyote's 70's New Rock is a ten-track collection that dips a toe into new wave (Talking Heads' "Take Me to the River," the B-52's' "Rock Lobster," the Ramones' "Rockaway Beach"), art rock (Roxy Music's "Love is the Drug," Lou Reed's "Walk On the Wild Side"), and super popular power pop/rock (the Knack's "My Sharona," the Cars' "Candy-O"). It also jams in some Euro-electro (M's "Pop Musik"), some pub rock (Sniff 'n' the Tears' "Driver's Seat"), and Nick Gilder's sleazy as sin "Hot Child in the City". That is a lot of good music jammed into ten songs. Makes you wish the disc were twice as long and packaged 100 percent less cheesily. Then it might be worth picking up. As it is, the disc is only of use to the most casual fan of '70's "new rock" who really doesn't care what they are getting, just that they are getting something in that vein.

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