Picks and Pans Review: No More Interviews

updated 01/21/1980 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/21/1980 AT 01:00 AM EST

John Mayall

Even though the egocentric Englishman's house in Laurel Canyon and his pornography collection burned up last fall, he still can't sing the blues nearly as well as he once did. Mayall, 46, helped spark the genre's revival in the '60s with his Bluesbreakers band and the classic Room to Move. On this LP, he sounds uninspired singing about lust ("Love is every night/ Do it do it do it do-wah-ooo"), lust ("Hey pretty baby, take me home tonight/ Hey sugar mama, I'm gonna treat you right") and, for a change, celebrity ("We are the stars in the night"). The moaning Moog on the final Wild New Lover cut would make even Donna Summer blush.

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