Phonolog Reports – New Releases
Week of December 13, 1971
Caught my eye:
BADFINGER – Straight Up (Apple SW-3387) (CD)
MOUNTAIN – Flowers Of Evil (Windfall 5501) (LP/CD)
GORDON HASKELL – It Is & It Isn’t (Atco SD 33-378) (LP/CD)
Great Badfinger LP – really flying their ‘Beatles flag’. I heard Mountain on the FM radio (and I think I saw them on the TV over the summer of ’71), and I knew about their connection to Cream (via the late Mr. Felix Pappalardi). I was all into King Crimson, but I doubt I knew about this wonderful Gordon Haskell LP until well after it was released – when I went looking for it in the hippie record stores of the day, there it was – in the 99 cent bin (I also could find a single from it – “Sitting By The Fire”).
Also of interest:
ISAAC HAYES – Black Moses (Enterprise 2-5003) double LP
THE KINKS – Muswell Hillbillies (RCA LSP-4644)
KOOL & THE GANG – Live At PJ’s (De-Lite 2010)
Isaac Hayes! The king of R&B double LP’s! (It was him or James Brown!) Never quite sure what to make of groups that leave Warner / Reprise (which The Kinks did); dang, only 1971 and Kool & The Gang already get a live album! I bet’s it’s “cookin’”!
DAVID BOWIE – Changes b/w Andy Warhol (RCA 74-0605)
HARRY NILSSON – Without You b/w Gotta Get Up (RCA 74-0604)
SLADE – Coz I Love You (Cotillion 44139)
Nope, I didn’t hear this Bowie single at this time – but who did?; always did like the B-side of this Nilsson single; Took me years to hear this Slade single – I just love it, but I certainly never heard them at the time. No way. Funny to think that Slade (in the US) went from Fontana to Cotillion to Polydor to Warner Brothers.