A Generation in Rapid Retreat

“I haven’t written a god damn record review in well over a year. The last several reviews I managed to crank out before I quit should never have been written. There just came a point for me where the whole thing began to seem entirely useless. The record Biz, the groovy people that run it, the groups, the rock press, one album after another of highly sensitive, down-with-it, back-to-the-country, introspective, controlled, self-indulgent music — tell traces of a generation in rapid retreat.”
– Langdon Winner, review of Doug Sahm in Creem, December 1971

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