Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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  • Force It [Chrysalis, 1975] B-
  • Obsession [Chrysalis, 1978] C-

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Force It [Chrysalis, 1975]
Heavy metal that's not hard to take? What? Well, the whole first side moves to smartly you could almost mistake it for rock and roll. B-

Obsession [Chrysalis, 1978]
I've admired their forward motion and facile riffs, so it's my duty to report that they've degenerated into the usual exhibitionism. Theme song: "Lookin' Out for No. 1," a turn of phrase that's becoming as much of a watchword in late '70s rock as "get together" was in the late '60s. C-

Further Notes:

Everything Rocks and Nothing Ever Dies [1990s]