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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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MICKEY NEWBURY – I Came to Hear the Music – (Elektra) – 1974

Newbury was friends with Townes Van Zandt and occupied the same territory as him but no cult has developed around Newbury since his death as it has with Townes. Townes is great but, Newbury is better. They both write direct … Continue reading

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SHAWN PHILLIPS – Furthermore … – (A&M) – 1974

  See some of my other posts for more detail on Shawn Phillips. Suffice it to say I didn’t know a great load about him till quite recently.   He certainly is obscure, by contemporary standards, and there isn’t anything … Continue reading

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COUNTRY JOE McDONALD – Country Joe – (Vanguard) – 1974

Country Joe occupies a strange place in rock history.   He never had many hits.   He never had songs covered by others that became hits.   He never had any sort of a sizable cult develop around him.   … Continue reading

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ADAM FAITH – I Survive ( Warner Brothers) – 1974

Faith was from that remarkable period of English music after the invasion of American rock but before the rise of the Beatles. New Romantic, baggy, grebo, punk, ska, mod etc have all been discussed and analysed ad nauseam by scholarly English … Continue reading

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FANCY – Wild Thing – (Atlantic) – 1974

what Frank is listening to #153 – FANCY – Wild Thing – (Atlantic) – 1974   I thought I wouldn't have to spend too much brain time on this album as I thought it was going to be totally frivolous and disposable. Having said … Continue reading

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HENSON – Henson – (UA) – 1974

  Another LP which has been sitting around for ages. I remember looking for background on this guy some years back and not finding much. Nothing has changed. It was even an effort finding out his Christian name as he seems … Continue reading

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DONNA FARGO – All about a Feeling – (Dot) – 1974

A preliminary note: Country music has been labelled reactionary, racist, prejudiced, sexist and all manner of other things. Of course these elements exist in country but they also exist in rock, blues, reggae and all forms of popular music. The … Continue reading

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THE PEPPERS – A Taste of Pepper, A Taste of Honey – (EMI) – 1974

what Frank is listening to #74 – THE PEPPERS – A Taste of Pepper, A Taste of Honey – (EMI) – 1974 I didn't know what to make of this when I bought it. it was recorded in Paris and … Continue reading

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TINA TURNER – Tina Turns the Country On – (UA) – 1974

 what Frank is listening to #62 – TINA TURNER – Tina Turns the Country On – (UA) – 1974 Everyone knows Tina Turner and her story, more or less. But if you don't, from allmusic: The most dynamic female soul … Continue reading

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