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Steve Miller Band: The Best of 1968 - 1973
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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Michelle R. (safoocat) from SUNNYVALE, CA
Reviewed on 9/14/2013...
This CD rocks, good driving music, happy times, memories of a neat time in our history.
Highly recommended for any Steve Miller fans.
Michelle Ress Sept 2013
Good stuff, no jokin'
Jinkyu | 06/14/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Steve Miller's work is generally noted for its listenability, but the distinction between this set and his later work is that the material here has more substance. This collection contains great rockers and pop songs, infused with some blues, but also showcases some of the psychedelia that was a prominent part of his pre-mid-'70s work. Leading the way are the hard-driving (literally) Americana classic "Living in the U.S.A.," the gorgeous rocker "Sugar Babe," and "The Joker," the cool, catchy staple of AM and FM radio. Also necessary inclusions for this multi-sobriqueted icon are the Western fantasies "Gangster of Love" and "Space Cowboy." Some songs mix in psychedelia, but the pretty entries from Sailor, "Quicksilver Girl" and the atmospheric "Song for Our Ancestors," are pure-breds. Stevie "Guitar" Miller also does the country sound well, as demonstrated in some of the studio tracks and a couple of live ones. This package represents a solid legacy from the fluid-sounding West Coast guitar hero and falls short of five stars just barely."
The hippe side of Steve Miller
Brian D. Rubendall | Oakton, VA | 06/13/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Before he became a mid-1970s guitar pop icon, Steve Miller indulged in some serious psychedelica. That side of him, which he subdued later on, dominates this collection of his early material. Like a lot of music from that era, it sounds dated today. In fact, the best songs on this collection ("Living in the U.S.A.," "Going to the Country," "The Joker," and the improbably titled "Kow Kow Calqulator") are the ones that keep the mind trips to a minimum. The one exception is the masterful "Your Saving Grace," one of his best-ever songs. Nevertheless, this is a good collection for fans of the "Gangster of Love.""