Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Olivia Newton-John: Totally Hot (MCA)

Wesley Strick, Creem, March 1979

OLIVIA NEWTON-John lost her virginity on the cover of her Greatest Hits album, released last year. Inside the grooves, though, she was caught begging sadistic jukebox pimps to quit playing a Bowie/Eno tune called 'D17' and assuring Elizabeth Montgomery that "you know where I am." But Totally Hot is the first O N-J product to hit these mean streets since Danny Zuko took Sandy the way of all flesh suddenly last summer. In the interim, Livvy herself has moved onto kinkier pastures. More in next paragraph.

Total word count of piece: 397

Subscribe

Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.