Phil Taussky writes on Wed, June 12:
This is the most interesting work by an Israeli artist in 208658243 years, and I think it comes at a time where it is most needed, maybe in a similair way that his early band 'benzin' smoothed the way for an open discussion of the Shoa.
It portrays Israeli society in a somewhat blunt and open manner, and more importantly, he points his finger at problematic issues, which Israeli society only reluctantly addresses. He is sort of saying: look this is the Israeli way and this seems to me to be the problem with it. And I think that Israel has had enough of this let's-do-it-and-we'll-see-what-happens-mentality. Poliker appears to be saying let's wait and think a momemt. Let's pause and reflect. These are points that were hardly touched upon by main-stream israeli musicians. People like Shalom Chanoch were basically political but Poliker is more concerned with society, he somwehat reminds me of Bruce Springsteen's latest album....But Maybe I am far off....
But I think that these are values that are not so persistent in Israeli society, but after Rabin's assassination, I think, Israel will have to come to terms with its 'thoughtless' approach where you have people accusing the prime minister of treachery and when someone acts upon such notions everyone is surprised and unaware of the atmosphere that was created and which made such an act only possible....
Anyways, I hope rock-n-roll or music in general can change some of that and make things better. O save my soul, sweet rock-n-roll, cause I'm sinking fast.
Doron Ohel writes on Wed, 15 May 96:
"HaYeled Shebecha" is a truly great work of music and art. I don't think any other musician, Israeli or otherwise, can combine the new and the old, the Eastern and Western music, as Yehuda Poliker has.
Bari Tarmon writes on Sun, 28 Jan 96:
I believe this is a monumental work of greatness!
I love the variety he presents, the freshness of the sound, the terrific lyrics. I listen to this CD all the time. My favorite is "Cain." To label this album (as disco or otherwise) is to do it and its composer a disservice. Yehuda Poliker shows once again that he is a great musician, composer, poet and one of Israel's best talents today.
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