Saturday, January 9, 2010


...All the reviews noticed Buddy Holly in "Silent Kit" except Matt Diehl's Rolling Stone which offered the following list of allusions, some clearer than others. (I can honestly say I never heard "Raspberry Beret" in "Cut Your Hair"!)

"Sly and the Family Stone's 'Everyday People,' Free's "All Right Now" and Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction" are all touched on in the opener "Silent Kids" – before the first chorus! Elsewhere, "Cut Your Hair" offers a more-than-passing resemblance to Prince's "Raspberry Beret," "5 – 4 = Unity" incorporates the guitar line from the Beatles' "I Want You (She's So Heavy)," and "Range Life" ends audaciously with the riff from Billy Squier's "Everybody Wants You." -Matt Diehl, RS 2/24/94 [via].

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