:: Guilty Of Rock & Roll ::
Ok, this isn't exactly fair. Ms. Koloc had a decent career as a Chicago area folkie in the 70s, and this quadraphonic LP from '74 is a fine example of the kind of pop/folk stuff she prolifically released at that time. Except this song.
Written by Jeff Barry's Steed Records staff songwriter Neil Goldberg, Guilty of Rock And Roll is the kind of pap that somebody oughta do some time over. I'm not suggesting that Bonnie Koloc should be locked up though. The statute of limitations is long past, and really she shouldn't be faulted as she was probably forced to record the song by the mob anyway. Bonnie's a nice lady living in Iowa, teaching art to grade school kids and is still active musically, so I won't be too harsh on her. If anyone knows of another version of this song though, let me know. As hard as it is to believe, in someone else's hands, it could be worse. And I wanna hear it!