Time Machine 1971

12-12-11

Time Machine

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’”!

Notable singles:

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.

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2 Responses to Time Machine 1971

  1. postpunkmonk says:

    As such an ardent admirer of “Lizard,” I’d be interested in the Gordon Haskell work. His website looks interesting! I wonder how his new music sounds?

    I was sad to hear of Leslie West’s loss of his leg this summer, but he soldiers on anyway. I was gobsmacked when I saw how much weight he lost in a late 90s “Goldmine” interview. He looked like Tom Jones, then! He looks like he kept the pounds off well since then but diabetes is a rough one.

  2. ronkanefiles says:

    This is easily the best G. Haskell album (and now on CD no less). Hadn’t heard about Leslie West – at least he’s still alive.

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