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Lotti Golden

  • Motor-Cycle [Atlantic, 1969] D+
  • Lotti Golden [GRT, 1971] B

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Motor-Cycle [Atlantic, 1969]
I don't like this myself, but I also don't like Laura Nyro. If you do, you might glance at the lyrics on the back of the jacket and find out if you're interested. D+

Lotti Golden [GRT, 1971]
With proper promotion from a big label, this might take off; her previous LP was promoted by Atlantic and went nowhere, but then, it was terrible. This time, Golden's egregious overstatement registers as a strength--her passion, even if affected, is intense enough to embarrass you. B