Time Machine 1972

2-27-12                     Time Machine 1972

Phonolog Reports – New Releases

Week of February 28, 1972

Caught my eye:

JIMI HENDRIX – In The West (Reprise 2049) (LP)

BILL BALANCE & THE FEMININE FORUM (Mark 56 578) (LP) picture disc (pictured!)

LINDISFARNE – Fog On The Tyne (Elektra EKS 75021) (LP/CD)

JOJO GUNNE (Asylum SD 5053) (LP/CD)


The posthumous Hendrix live LP’s just keep on comin’.  L.A. radio comedy from DJ Bill Balance.  2nd U.S. LP from Alan Hull & Co. (Lindisfarne), as licensed from Charisma Records, England.  Ex-Spirit guys Jo Jo Gunne make a Southern California ‘classic’ – with singles like “Run Run Run” and “Shake That Fat”.  The Move quickly become E.L.O.

Also of interest:

THE GUESS WHO – Rockin’ (RCA LSP-4602)

ALLMAN BROTHERS – Eat A Peach (Capricorn 0102) double LP (SA-CD)

FANNY – Fanny Hill (Reprise 2058) (LP)

HARRY CHAPIN – Heads & Tales (Elektra EKS 75023)

JACKIE LOMAX – Three (Warner 2591) (LP/CD)

The Guess Who soldier on.  Southern-fried jam band rock from the Allmans.  More feminist rock from Fanny.  Singer / Songwriter nirvana from Harry Chapin (LP has a die-cut cover, and the single is 6+ minutes long).  Liverpool’s finest (Jackie Lomax) gives Warner Brothers their 2nd album.

Notable singles:

JOAN BAEZ – Silent Running b/w Rejoice In The Sun (Decca 32890)

DON BOWMAN – Hello D.J. (2 parts) (Mega 0062)

HARRY CHAPIN – Taxi (Elektra EK-45770)

JAMES BROWN – King Heroin b/w Theme from King Heroin (Polydor 14116)

Joan Baez has an O.S.T. A-side; C&W comedy from RCA veteran Don Bowman – a funny record!  The single from “Heads & Tales” by Harry Chapin.  James Brown continues to give Polydor singles that the radio won’t exactly flog.

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3 Responses to Time Machine 1972

  1. postpunkmonk says:

    Really!? “Taxi” by Harry Chapin is 6+ minutes long!? Funny, I don’t remember it being of “American Pie” length. If so, kudos to Harry for getting that past me! Too right on James Brown. For one of the seminal musicians he is the one I -never- heard on the radio!

  2. ronkanefiles says:

    Yes, “Taxi” is over 6 minutes long. Maybe there was an edit version that the radio was servied with, later? You heard James Brown on the AM radio in the 60’s, but not in the early 70’s. I first heard “Payback” on the FM radio, ’73 or so.

    • postpunkmonk says:

      The only radio I heard in the 60s was pop hits my parents listened to; what we’d call AC now. I got a transistor radio in 1970 which opened things up. By that time, no James Brown for sure! The only James Brown I ever heard on the radio was “Living In America!!!” Sly Stallone’s finest hour, apart from “Death Race 2000!”

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