Time Machine 1971

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Time Machine 1971

Phonolog Reports – New Releases

Week of October 25, 1971

Caught my eye:

COMMANDER CODY & THE LOST PLANET AIRMEN – Lost In The Ozone (Paramount 6017) (LP/CD)

JUICY LUCY – Get A Whiff A This (Atco SD 33-367) (LP/CD)

PENTANGLE – Reflection (Reprise RS 6463) (LP)

WAR – All Day Music (U.A. UAS-5546)

Loved the Commander Cody from the moment I heard Side 2 of it playing in a downtown hippie record store – great songs!  Is the Juicy Lucy the best album cover of 1971?  Dang, I just love Paul Williams (UK) as a lead vocalist.  I had liked The Pentangle ever since hearing them on a Warner Brothers sampler LP, with “Sweet Child”.  Had War found Eric Burdon or were they already done with him?

Also of interest:

GILBERT O’SULLIVAN – Himself (Mam 2)

THE POPPY FAMILY – Poppy Seeds (London PS-599)

THIN LIZZY (London PS-594)

The debut Gilby LP?  Mental illness from The Poppy Family.  A fine debut from Irish hard rockers Thin Lizzy.

Notable singles:

THE FREE DESIGN – Friendly Man b/w Stay Off Of Your Frown (Project 3 1404)

BEE GEES – Don’t Want To Live Inside Of Myself b/w Walking Back To Waterloo (Atco 6814)

SAVOY BROWN – Tell Mama (Parrot 40066)

JONI MITCHELL – Callifornia b/w Case Of You (Reprise 1049)

EZ / M.O.R. single from The Free Design (Wow, a “Project 3” single!); totally non-hit Bee Gees 45; A Savoy Brown single that’s not “Train To Nowhere”; and a non-hit Joni Mitchell 45.

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5 Responses to Time Machine 1971

  1. David Z. says:

    What a great lineup. I don’t think S.Clay Wilson authorized the use of The Checkered Demon for Juicy Lucy’s cover, but if you’re gonna steal, steal from the best! “Tell Mama” was the first Savoy Brown song I ever heard!

  2. ronkanefiles says:

    First Savoy Brown I heard was definitely “Train To Nowhere” on the FM radio.

  3. postpunkmonk says:

    I only ever heard the top 40 hit “Hot Rod Lincoln” from Commander Cody + The Lost Planet Airmen, but it was some fine rock + roll at a time when it was needed. A decade later I saw the great “Two Triple Cheese” video on… MTV?! Once. To their detriment.

  4. ronkanefiles says:

    I don’t know that I ever saw a Commander Cody music video, Jim-san.

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