She's Guilty





:: 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!


Mike
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Thursday, January 04, 2007 1:09:00 AM

great, I love these pop-rock in bubblegum style.    



Thursday, January 04, 2007 4:15:00 PM

It reminds me of Shirly jones/mrs partridge. Maybe a little better. Only Reuben liked her voice, but he was bangin her so he's excused.    



Sunday, April 08, 2007 3:29:00 PM

In Philadelphia this actually got some airplay on WIP, the big MOR station of the day. The title track got more play, despite a real gear-grinding lyrical moment (the song was written from a male POV and rhymed "girl" and "world"; Bonnie just ignores that there's supposed to be a rhyme there and sings "man" instead of "girl"; trust me, it's painful). The album's not all lowlights, though: there's a nice version of Jackson Browne's "Colors Of The Sun," and Bonnie's own "Roll Me On The Water" must have sounded great in quad.    



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