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NOW Magazine - Anniversary special - - Toronto Sym­phony Orches­tra -

“The Oil’s mes­sage, un­for­tu­nately, is as valid in Canada as it is in Aus­tralia and the band’s in­spired and ap­pro­pri­ate de­mand to sim­ply ‘give it back and pay our share’ is as fun­da­men­tally cor­rect and achiev­able in North Amer­ica as it is on that con­ti­nent.” – about Aussie po­lit­i­cal band Mid­night Oil’s fight for abo­rig­i­nal rights. “Even Roth’s singing de­fies his rep­u­ta­tion, lack­ing the shrill edges and dar­ing that were once his trade­mark. With­out a doubt, this is his worst and most bland ef­fort to date.” – about a post-Van Halen David Lee Roth.

“While his voice re­mains a ten­der mes­sen­ger, he uses it to ill ef­fect on this dreary ma­te­rial – so much so that he man­ages to in­spire lit­tle more than pity in his lis­tener.” – about Art Gar­funkel’s Lefty LP. “This de­but al­bum is al­ready a smash hit in his na­tive Eng­land, a fact that con­firms the UK’s un­ex­plained ob­ses­sion with bland and bla­tantly generic pop.” – about Rick Ast­ley’s When­ever You Need Some­body.

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