Phonolog Reports – New Releases
Week of May 10, 1971
Caught my eye:
BEAVER & KRAUSE – Gandharva (Warner 1909) (CD)
FAIR WEATHER – Beginning From An End (Neon NE 1) (LP)
HOLY MODAL ROUNDERS – self-titled (Metromedia 1039)
INDIAN SUMMER – self-titled (Neon NE 3) (LP/CD)
CHRIS McGREGOR’S BROTHERHOOD OF BREATH – self-titled (Neon NE 2) (LP)
The first US release of the British Neon label! Olav Wyper! I love the Indian Summer album, and always have! Fair Weather = Andy Fairweather-Lowe. Chris McGregor was a South African leading a jazz band in England / Europe. I saw him live in Paris before he died. Is this the “Boobs A Lot” HMR LP? (Yep) Synth / instrumental weirdness from Beaver & Krause!
Also of interest:
STRAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK – Changes (Vocalion / Uni 73915)
CANNED HEAT – Live In Europe (U.A. UAS 5509)
JEFF STURGES & UNIVERSE – self-titled (Mam 1)
BAHA MARIMBA BAND – As Time Goes By (A&M SP-4298) (LP)
S.A.C. – the strangeness continues. Canned Heat Live LP finally gets a U.S. release. Debut LP on the British ‘Mam’ label. A&M label gives us the final A&M BMB LP (My mom & dad liked the BMB). I don’t think I remember the Struges album – do you?
JOE COCKER – High Time We Went b/w Black Eyed Blues (A&M 1258)
JANIS JOPLIN – Mercedes Benz b/w Cry Baby (Columbia 4-45379)
BEAVER & KRAUSE – Walkin’ By The River b/w Saga Of The Blue Beaver (Warner 7485)
CHICAGO – Lowdown (Columbia 4-45370)
HERB ALPERT & THE TIJUANA BRASS – Summertime b/w Hurt So Bad (A&M 1261)
FACES – Maybe I’m Amazed b/w Oh Lord I’m Browned Off (Warner 7483)
Good Joe Cocker A-Side. Posthumous Janis Joplin 45. B&K single from “Gandharva”. A fine Chicago A-Side (a version of it exists sung in Japanese!). Rod Stewart & The Faces single from “Long Player”, with a cool non-LP (instrumental) B-Side.