Tag Archives: 1974

FELIX CAVALIERE – Felix Cavaliere – (Bearsville) – 1974

I've nattered on about Cavaliere solo and with his time in the Young Rascals on other posts so check them out for biographical detail and bits and pieces of errr,  whatever. This, here, naturally enough, given the self title, is … Continue reading

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JESSE COLIN YOUNG – Light Shine – (Warner Brothers) – 1974

I've commented on Jesse Colin Young a few times in the past. I have an affection for him. This is an affection that's grown, mainly, from one record, "Elephant Mountain", an album he did with his band The Youngbloods in … Continue reading

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TIM BUCKLEY – Look at the Fool – (DisCreet) – 1974

Tim Buckley seems to be one of those acts that floats in and out  cult favour from time. I think he is out at the moment but I could be wrong. I've got a few Tim Buckley albums in the … Continue reading

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MELANIE – Madrugada – (Neighborhood Records)- 1974

Melanie, again. I've written at length over Melanie so check out the other comments. This is an interesting album in the evolution of Melanie in that it lays (with the album previous, "Stoneground Words" from 1972) the direction of Melanie's … Continue reading

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ROD McKUEN – Odyssey- (Stanyan) – 1974

I start by quoting myself from other comments I have done on McKuen: "Rod McKuen is an acquired taste. His detractors would say he is pretentiously poetic, maudlinly romantic, ponderously repetitious, slightly narcissistic, boringly middle aged, full of middlebrow banality … Continue reading

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ROGER McGUINN – Peace on You – (Columbia) – 1974

More McGuinn! Can you ever have enough McGuinn? Perhaps, but I have not reached that point yet and I doubt I will as he is consistently interesting even when his (solo) albums don’t achieve greatness. In relation his Thunderbyrd (1977) … Continue reading

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ALAN PRICE – Between Today and Yesterday – (Warner Brothers) – 1974

A mate gave me this some years ago. Thanks Mitchell! I relegated it and then thought twice and stuck it in a “maybe” pile for years. So, I’m approaching it afresh. The only other Price LP I had before this … Continue reading

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POCO – Cantamos – (Epic) – 1974

  I have a few Poco albums sitting in the pile behind me and I have listened to a few in the past but I have never really been taken with them. They were always a bit too slick. Like … Continue reading

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ARLO GUTHRIE – Arlo Guthrie – (Reprise) – 1974

  Arlo albums are perfect Sunday morning records. They are contemplative and more than a little spiritual (though the spirituality may be secular or not of one religion if that makes any sense). His music, like a Catholic mass (the … Continue reading

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JIM POST – Colorado Exile – (Fantasy) – 1974

I know at least one friend, actually only one, who would salivate over the sleeve of this record. A man, a backpack, and a mountain. I’m sure, on the sleeve alone, he would have plonked down $1, as I did, for … Continue reading

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