Time Machine 1972

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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!

Notable singles:

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?

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2 Responses to Time Machine 1972

  1. postpunkmonk says:

    That was a nice brutal edit on “Roundabout.” Did the job. Delivered them to my top 40 ears. My keyboard-loving 8 year old self enjoyed it a lot. What looks to be the first US Yes 7″ is Atlantic – 45-2819, “Your Move” b/w “Clap.”

  2. ronkanefiles says:

    So, you don’t think there were any US 45’s for the first two Yes albums? In England / Europe, there were! I am not the expert, but…never say never.

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