Tag Archives: 1975

MELANIE – Sunset And Other Beginnings – (Neighborhood) – 1975

Ahhh, more Melanie. This album gets panned a lot. Not that I pay too much notice of what others say because every halfwit has an opinion. Err, yes I do have enough insight to see I'm knocking myself but do … Continue reading

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JACKIE DeSHANNON – New Arrangement – (CBS) – 1975

This one was a good earner for Jackie. Well, not immediately but in 1981. Kim Carnes recorded Jackie's "Bette Davis Eyes" and took it to #1 across the world. So the co-writers royalties would have been nice. Jackie had gone … Continue reading

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ROGER McGUINN & BAND – Roger McGuinn & Band – (Columbia) – 1975

Check my other entries from background on McGuinn if you don't know who he is. You should though! This was McGuinn's third solo album after leaving (or disbanding) The Byrds. It is titled "Roger McGuinn & Band" McGuinn's two first … Continue reading

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DANNY O’KEEFE – So Long Harry Truman – (Atlantic) – 1975

Danny O'Keefe is not a stranger to this blog. And, this record isn't exactly a new listen. This was, perhaps, the first Danny O'Keefe album I got back in the 80s … read the other entries to find out why … Continue reading

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CHER – Stars – (Warner Brothers) – 1975

There is something about Cher. Something beyond her current image. Regular readers of this blog may find it amusing that I like Cher, but I do. Certainly I don like her more recent stuff ("recent" being defined as anything after … Continue reading

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BACK STREET CRAWLER – The Band Plays On – (Atlantic) – 1975

It's probably fair to say that this band existed because of Paul Kossoff, the former guitarist of Free. Allmusic have a rather short entry on them. Well, they were around for only one album but Paul Kossoff was a reasonably … Continue reading

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MELANIE – As I See it Now – (Neighborhood Records) – 1975

Another Melanie album? Actually there hasn't been one for a while. Where is the rock n roll I can hear some one say. Where is the garage? Where is the in your face music? Fuck it, at the very least … Continue reading

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ROD McKUEN – Sleep Warm – (EMI) – 1975

I love quoting myself. Not because I think my words are wise but because I can fast track a comment because I have already said what I want to say. In relation to Rod I have said this before on … Continue reading

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DAVID CROSBY & GRAHAM NASH – Wind on the Water – (Polydor) – 1975

Sometimes you get two voices that compliment each other well. And that is the case here despite one being American and the other a Brit. Not coincidentally, despite being from opposite sides of the Atlantic, both came from multi vocal … Continue reading

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MICKEY NEWBURY – Lovers – (Elektra) – 1975

This is a slice of personal country Americana.   As usual Newbury’s lyrics and accompanying music cut deep.   Newbury has a knack for conveying emotions through music, and by that I mean “music” not just lyrics. Like the songwriters … Continue reading

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