October 04, 1996 at 04:00 AM EDT

When I'm a Rockin' Roll Star: The David Cassidy Collection

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
David Cassidy
Producers
Razor & Tie
genre
Reissues
We gave it a B-

Its mere existence is the epitome of pointless ’70s-kitsch revisionism, but When I’m a Rockin’ Roll Star: The David Cassidy Collection does prove that teen-dream Cassidy evolved into a fairly funky dude after retiring his Keith Partridge shoes. At least his hackwork sounds lively: fiddle-filled rural pop, post-Elton glam, boogie-woogying sub-Bee Gee disco, and even blues. Only sappy songwriting keeps him from being as fun as his little brother Shaun. B-

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