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.
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.