3-5-12 Time Machine
Phonolog Reports – New Releases
Week of March 6, 1972
Caught my eye:
JETHRO TULL – Thick As A Brick (Reprise 2072) (LP/CD)
SPIRIT – Feedback (Epic KE-31175)
WAYNE COCHRAN / C.C. RIDERS – Cochran! (Epic E-30989) (LP)
THOMAS F. BROWNE – Wednesday’s Child (Vertigo VEL-1011)
I already had a British import of the Jethro Tull LP – the hippie record store got it in before I even knew it was coming out! The Spirit LP looked good, but I didn’t get it then. I had seen Wayne Cochran’s big white pompadour on TV – I had no idea what he / it sounded like. Thomas F. Browne is likely one of the least interesting artists on Vertigo!
Also of interest:
CLAIRE HAMMILL – One House Left Standing (Island/ Capitol SW-9316) (LP)
SAVOY BROWN – Hellbound Train (Parrot 71052)
FLOYD CRAMER – Detours (RCA LSP-4676) (LP)
STEVIE WONDER – The Music Of My Mind (Tamla 314)
Claire Hammill was on Island, and that was enough for me by ’72. I knew “Train To Nowhere” by Savoy Brown (several years earlier). Instrumental EZ / C&W from Mr. Floyd Cramer. R&B benefits from Mr. Wonder’s early 70’s LP’s – yeah!
ALICE COOPER – Be My Lover b/w Yeah Yeah Yeah (Warner 7568)
BAY CITY ROLLERS – Keep On Dancing b/w Alright (Bell 45169)
ELTON JOHN – Tiny Dancer b/w Razor Face (Uni 55318)
JO JO GUNNE – Run Run Run b/w Take It Easy (Asylum 11003)
PAUL KANTER – Sunfighter b/w China (Grunt 65-0503)
ROBERTA FLACK – First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Atlantic 2864)
Nice A-side from Alice Cooper. Pre-“Saturday Night” U.S. Rollers single – their US debut? Good FM hit for Elton John (too long for AM radio?). Dandy A-side for Jo Jo Gunne. A distinct non-hit for Paul Kanter & Grace Slick. EZ R&B big time hit for Roberta Flack.