Selected Reviews From 1989 to 1982
O 35 Music Publication
Review of Golden Palominos "A Dead Horse"
Robert Kidney enunciates with almost Jackson-Brown-style clarity. ..disturbing
confessions of a resentful obsessive, brilliantly executed.
New Music Express
by David Cavanagh
Review of Golden Palominos CD "A Dead Horse"
Kidney, who had a cameo role in the last LP, comes into his own as a brilliant
composer and no negligible smoky singer. His Wild River opens the album.
Intoxicatingly mellow with slide, purring bass and Kidney's warm moan, it takes
on the last Robbie Robertson album and comes away
blowing dust off its fists. A wonderful intro, maintained by his Lucky
and A Letter Back.
1987 The Palace, Los Angeles
Review of the Golden Paiomino's live performance
Singing his own "The Push And The Shove", Kidney unwound like a coiled spring
venting raw energy, punk rock style, to big applause. Later he took the band
to it's most anarchic height on "Risk Of Love".
1987 review of 15 60 75 "Among The Wandering"
The group's third album release is the first that captures The Numbers Band's
musical subtlety as well as their live power. Here are some of the rockingest
tracks The Numbers have ever put on vinyl. Their songs virtually jump out of
the speakers. Impassioned vocals and a heady blend of horns, drums and
guitars. It's been a long time coming, but The Numbers Band has finally
been immortalized on vinyl for future generations to enjoy. Now, if the rest
of the country would get hip to what Cleveland already knows...
1986 review of the Golden Palominos' "Visions Of Excess"
John "sometimes rotten" Lydon wails
his way through Animal Speaks, a song written by
Robert Kidney. Anton Fier's inclusion of this composition is his way of shedding
light on a group he admires, "I've seen bands all over the world. The Numbers
Band is one of the most impressive live acts I've ever seen in this
day and age."
1983 review of 15 60 75 "2"
Depth, inspiration, power, foresight and sheer excitement of the Numbers Band's
music is captured on this important recording which should spread their reputation.
Review of 15 60 75 '2"
This record is a tribute to the conviction and vision of
an original band that has persevered through twelve years of wavering
1982 review of 15 60 75 "2"
A long awaited second album, an eleven song gem spot-lighting all of the group's