Marshall Crenshaw: Still Likes Girls... and 11 Others
Laura Fissinger, Creem, October 1987
Sorry, Aretha, but maybe there is such a thing as too much respect. Since his pop-heaven debut LP in 1983, Marshall Crenshaw has been bowed to by fans, praised by smitten critics, and treated by both like some sage or rock 'n' roll demigod. That's not so terrible — Marshall Crenshaw is one of the best pop-rockers in the known universe, past or present. But the guy himself has gotten sort of blurred by all this worship — everybody knows what Marshall Crenshaw's music is like, but what's Marshall like? Inspired by the sonic bliss of his fourth LP, Mary Jean And 9 Others, we went to find out.
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