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CHIP TAYLOR – This Side Of The Big River – (Warner Brothers) – 1975

Chip Taylor is one of the weirdest of all country singers. He isn’t quite country though country musicians and audiences have warmed up to him. He was at the forefront of the country meets Americana meets alt country. A native … Continue reading

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LEON REDBONE – On the Track – (Warner Brothers) – 1975

Leon Redbone is a mystery, perhaps not as much as The Residents or writer B. Traven but he is indulging in the same quest for anonymity. But, he isn’t obscure and he doesn’t avoid exposure. He tends, rather, to hide … Continue reading

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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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