Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Consumer Guide by Review Date: 1973-12-01

1973-12-01

Capital City Rockets: Capital City Rockets (Elektra, 1973) Take a fad that has already peaked--punk-rock, say--and then trick it up with a gimmick that is simultaneously corny and outre, like dressing your group in roller derby outfits. Make sure the music is crummy. Then hand over your record company to David Geffen so you can goof off seriously. C-

Roberta Flack: Killing Me Softly (Atlantic, 1973) Q: Why is Roberta Flack like Jesse Colin Young? A: Because she always makes you wonder whether she's going to fall asleep before you do. C

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