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Rolling Stone 10th Anniversary: Top 10 Albums of Their First Decade



To celebrate Rolling Stone‘s 10th Anniversary (way back in 1977!), each of their writers shared their Top 10 Albums of the magazine’s first decade. Here is Cameron’s list (he went with 8 albums and 2 singles), in no particular order. Happy Friday All…

Rolling Stone 10th Anniversary: Top 10 Albums of the Last 10 Years (1967-1977)

Katy Lied – Steely Dan

Anonymous, abosolutely impeccable swing-pop. No cheap displays of human emotion.

Todd Rundgren - Something Anything

Todd Rundgren – Something Anything

Something/Anything? – Todd Rundgren

Gloriously cheap displays of human emotion. Heart-wrenching teen classics.


For the Roses – Joni Mitchell

In which Joni Mitchell so far outstrips anything else to emerge from the singer/songwriter boom that half the field promptly drops out.


Physical Graffiti – Led Zeppelin

Harder than Exile on Main Street and three times as convincing.


At the Fillmore East – The Allman Brothers Band

The tragic and ultimately garish aftermath of the Allman Brothers Band began immediately after the release of this magnificent live album. Now their memory is all but obscured; no one even yells out “Whipping Post” at concerts anymore. Their spooky pinnacle remains.


Jackson Browne – Jackson Brown

Taken as a whole, this album is a southern California Catcher in the Rye. Jackson will doubtlessly continue to make more finely crafted records, but nothing as wide-eyed and endearing as his first.


Spinner – The Spinners

Thom Bell, ladies and gentlemen. Thom Bell!


White Album – The Beatles

In the words of semiprofessional session guitarist Danny Kortchmar, “You still can’t buy a better record.”


“Take It Easy” – The Eagles

Those first two chords mean instant top-down summer . . . anywhere, any time. Not, however, worth the trip to Winslow, Arizona.


“Ohio” – Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

If punk is any indication of the alternative, I’ll stick with the Sixties wimps.

Courtesy of Rolling Stone #254 – Cameron Crowe – December 15, 1977

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Oct 23, 2015

10 Records That Affected or Changed Your Life in Some Way


As part of a feature in the November, 1980 issue of Pro Fun magazine, Cameron was amongst a group of rock critics that shared 10 Records (or singles /artists) that in some way affected them or changed their lives. We thought it might be fun to peek back and share those with you today.

1. Everybody Knows This is Nowhere – Neil Young

2. After the Goldrush – Neil Young

3. Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen

4. Bayou Country – Creedence Clearwater Revival

5. For the Roses – Joni Mitchell

6. Something/Anything? – Todd Rundgren

7. Blood on the Tracks – Bob Dylan

8. “The Wild One, Forever” – Tom Petty

9. Cloud Nine – The Temptations

10. James Brown


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Jul 23, 2012

Todd Rundgen: Fragile Utopia


Cameron chats with Todd Rundgren in this 1978 interview with Rolling Stone. Topics include Hermit of Mink Hollow, “Can We Still Be Friends?” and his on again/off again band, Utopia. Enjoy!


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Apr 30, 2012

Bebe Buell, Band-Aids and Almost Famous


Todd Rundgren, Bebe Buell & Alice Cooper

In honor of Oscar time, I thought it might be an ideal time to share this 2001 Talk magazine interview with Cameron and legendary 70’s super fan/band aid Bebe Buell. They discuss their time together when Cameron toured with Todd Rundgren, Bebe’s reactions to Almost Famous and much more.


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Feb 23, 2012

Exclusive: Cameron On Music – PJ20, We Bought A Zoo & More


I’m very excited to share a recent interview that I conducted with Cameron on all things music entitled “Music Matters”. We chatted about a variety of musical topics including Neil Young, Linda Ronstadt, Todd Rundgren, Led Zeppelin, the best guitarists he’s seen live and much more. Then the questions turned to the musical aspects of both Pearl Jam Twenty and We Bought A Zoo. Another in-depth interview will occur this Fall and cover more specifics around the films, but today’s interview is all about the music…


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Jul 19, 2011

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