1-30-12 Time Machine
Phonolog Reports – New Releases
Week of January 31, 1972
Caught my eye:
INCREDIBLE STRING BAND – Liquid Acrobat As Regards The Air (Elektra EKS-74112) (LP/CD)
FIRESIGN THEATRE – Dear Friends (Columbia KG-31099) double LP (LP/CD)
THE DOORS – Weird Scenes Inside The Goldmine (Elektra 8E-6001) double LP (LP)
I heard the I.S.B. at a friends house – but I knew I wanted to hear them by their record covers and song titles. My brother & my friend Paul had already hipped me to The Firesign Theatre – so I was waiting for this one! And The Doors roll on – with a nice double Best of – which included some up-to-that-time non-LP Morrison songs.
Also of interest:
JOHN KONGOS – Kongos (Elektra EKS-75019) (CD)
NEIL YOUNG – Harvest (Reprise MS 2032) (LP/CD)
DAVID BROMBERG (Columbia C-31104) (LP)
South African John Kongos gets a U.S. release! Neil Young delivers his 4th solo album and I saw David Bromberg on TV – playing with George Harrison, no less!
THE SINGING DOGS – Hot Dog Boogie b/w Hot Dog Rock & Roll (RCA 48-1021) re-issue
JAMES BROWN – Talking Loud and Saying Nothing (Parts 1 & 2) (Polydor 14109)
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE – Running Away b/w Brave & Strong (Epic 5-10829)
YES – Roundabout (Atlantic 2854)
PAUL SIMON – Mother & Child Reunion b/w Paranoia Blues (Columbia 4-45547)
I suppose this Singing Dogs 45 got re-issued because of the ‘success’ of the re-issue of “Jingle Bells”? As far as I know, there are the only four Singing Dogs songs ever made! Top drawer soul from Mr. J.B. and my favorite Sly & The Family Stone single. Yes get a U.S. single (but was it their first U.S. single? I think not!). Paul beats Artie back to the chart, with a snappy solo hit single.
I have a lot of material on today’s release schedule, don’t I?