4-2-12 Time Machine
Phonolog Reports – New Releases
Week of April 3, 1972
Caught my eye:
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL – Mardi Gras (Fantasy 9404)
FLASH (Capitol ST-11040) (LP/CD)
LOU REED – Lou Reed (RCA LSP-4701)
SUTHERLAND BROTHERS BAND (Island / Capitol SW-9315) (LP)
DON IMUS – 1,200 Hamburgers To Go (RCA LSP-4699) (LP)
End of the line for the CCR franchise? Ex-Yes man Peter Banks comes back with a Flash – great album, and I love the “Small Beginnings” single. Ex-V.U. front-man Lou Reed gets a deal with RCA. Wow, the Sutherland Brothers Band – before Quiver! Must’ve heard it on the radio – but I definitely ended up with all the RCA Don Imus albums.
Also of interest:
ESCALATOR OVER THE HILL (JCOA EOTH) triple LP
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Hot Wax Greatest Hits (Hot Wax 710) (CD)
RASPBERRIES (Capitol ST-11036)
Z.Z. TOP – Rio Grande Mud (London XPS-612)
Avant-jazz makes the Phonolog new release sheet, with Don Cherry, Carla Bley etc. R&B hits from Hot Wax. Power pop from The Raspberries’ debut. Music from Texas with Z.Z. Top.
DON GIBSON / SUE THOMPSON – Did You Ever Think b/w Love’s Garden (Hickory 1629)
T. REX – Telegram Sam b/w Cadillac (Reprise 12078)
WAYNE NEWTON – Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast (Chelsea 78-0100)
LINDISFARNE – Fog On The Tyne b/w Meet Me On The Corner (Elektra 45778)
FLEETWOOD MAC – Green Manalishi b/w Oh Well (Reprise 1079)
PAUL SIMON – Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard (Columbia 4-45585)
Near the end of the line with the original numbering series for Hickory Records. Big hit for T. Rex. Wayne Newton’s last visit to the chart? Yet another single for Newcastle’s Lindisfarne – a good one! There must’ve been a demand for this Fleetwood Mac single, as these songs are a few years old, even in 1972! Nice A-side from Paul Simon – after the break-up of Simon & Garfunkel, it seemed like Paul Simon could do no wrong, for a while there.