Selected Reviews From 1978 to 1973


Toronto Star 1978 review of first Canadian live performance ...Their rock is pushed to the point of brilliant chaos... Cleveland Magazine 1978 review of The Numbers Band live performane The music of the Numbers Band is both rocking and strangely hypnotic...that pounding, danceable backbeat is always thee, the brew is so rich that there's no comparison to the average derivative rockband... The Numbers Band must be heard to be believed; be prepared to be shaken up. The Prairie Sun 1978 review of "Jimmy Bell Is Still In Town" On this Live recording, their vinyl debut, they borrow freely from a number of styles but emerge as an almost totally distinct musical entity. They run through different moods and rhythms with precision. It will introduce you to a whole new spectrum of music. The Village Voice 1977 New York By Robert Criskow Review of live performance This is the only bar band I've heard that sounds unique. Blues guitar and harp and jazz horns ovr R&B and freeform drumming, all identified by Bob Kidney's tacturn, surreally Dylanesque, vocals and songpoems. Variety 1977 New York Review of live performance From Akron, Ohio comes 15 60 75, a first rate combo who excel in a mixed bag with emphasis on blues, rock and jazz...This group is highly developed, a good prospect. Scene Magazine 1976 review of live performance They play with an intensity and power that rivets the audience... Scene Magazine 1976 "Jimmy Bell Is Still In Town" (First review of first album) The Numbers Band debut is impressive. It's rock and roll, that's for sure, but with a demonic, simplistic drive obviously derived from the band's several years playing blues and early rock. The band is as strong here as I've ever seen them. 15 60 75 has something to be proud of in their recording debut. Zeppelin Magazine By Peter Laughner 1974 review of live performance 15 60 75 draws on the incredible vein of mystery and sex that predominated the best rock and blues of the sixties. Their rhythm section is as obsessive as a jukebox. Cleveland Magazine 1973 first live performance review It's coming out of a classic Chicago blues bag, but also has some fine re-arrangements of non-standard material...a notably rockified version of Bob Dylan's Black Crow Blues. Robert Kidney is an intense young man who is serious about music.

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