Album review: Doobie Brothers, Cycles (1989)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, JULY 21, 1989 By Steve Newton For those who yearn for the early- to mid-'70s heyday of the Doobie Brothers, this new LP will provide plenty of friendly flashbacks to the days of Toulouse Street and The Captain and Me. Now that Michael "Mellow" McDonald has left the fold, … Continue reading Album review: Doobie Brothers, Cycles (1989)

Doobie Brothers box set suffers from some Michael McDonald-penned ditties

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, DEC. 9, 1999 By Steve Newton Is a band that only put out two great albums in its 30-year career justified in releasing a four-CD, 78-track boxed set? You betcha. A lot of bands that don’t have any great albums put out boxed sets. So just the fact that … Continue reading Doobie Brothers box set suffers from some Michael McDonald-penned ditties

Doobies deliver the goods but can’t pull a big crowd in Vancouver

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, JUNE 13, 1991 Only 4,000 fans showed up for the Doobie Brothers show last Friday. That’s not a particularly impressive turnout for any Coliseum act, least of all one that’s sold as many albums as the Doobies. Maybe the general consensus is that the Doobies aren’t hip—or even relevant—any … Continue reading Doobies deliver the goods but can’t pull a big crowd in Vancouver

The Doobie Brothers’ Tom Johnston recalls being nuts in the ’70s

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, JUNE 6, 1991 By Steve Newton The five members of the Doobie Brothers that pull into the Pacific Coliseum on Friday (June 7) will be the same five guys that posed nearly naked on the racy (for 1972) fold-out sleeve of the breakthrough Toulouse Street album. They’re also the … Continue reading The Doobie Brothers’ Tom Johnston recalls being nuts in the ’70s