The Low End Theory


Mr. GoneReleased: 1978Weather Report

LINER NOTES: Weather Report, Mr. Gone (1978)

By: Max Bell

“WEATHER REPORT are suffering an identity crisis which has completely mitigated the potential of Mr. Gone. Their unwillingness to pursue the avenues of progression opened up by Sweetnighter, Mysterious Traveller and Tale Spinnin'has curtailed the cerebral in favour of the repetitive, simpler statements of recent years.

And it isn't merely the old hat fusion argument — because they are not a jazz-rock band. At their best. Weather Report are able to define their own territory, the labels fall off and turn dusty.

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