Time Machine 1972

4-23-12                     Time Machine 1972

Phonolog Reports – New Releases

Week of April 24, 1972

Caught my eye:

NICK DRAKE – Pink Moon (Island/Capitol SMAS-9318) (CD)

PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND – Golden Butter (Elektra 7E-2005) double LP

CROSBY & NASH  (Atlantic SD 7220) (LP)

2nd (and last) U.S. Nick Drake LP.  Double LP “Best of” for Paul Butterfield & Co.  Crosby, Stills & Nash without Steven Stills – includes the wonderful “Immigration Man”!

Also of interest:

WISHBONE ASH – Argus (Decca DL 75347) (CD)

TOM FOGERTY (Fantasy 9407)

PAUL MAURIAT – Love Theme from “The Godfather” (MGM SE-4838)

JOE TEX – I Gotcha (Dial SD 6002)

British hard rock from Wishbone Ash.  Creedence Clearwater solo effort that isn’t by John.  EZ hits from Paul Mauriat.  Genuine R&B soul music from Mr. Joe Tex.

Notable singles:

CAROLE KING – It’s Going To Take Some Time b/w Brother To Brother (Ode ’70 66026)

ARGENT – Hold Your Head Up b/w Keep On Rollin’ (Epic 5-10852)

STEELY DAN – Dallas b/w Sail The Waterway (ABC 11323)

NEIL YOUNG – Old Man b/w The Needle and The Damage Done (Reprise 1084)

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL – Someday Never Comes b/w Tearin’ Up The Country (Fantasy 676)

ROLLING STONES – Tumbling Dice b/w Sweet Black Angel (Rolling Stones 19103)

Several people had a single with “It’s Going To Take Some Time” (incl. The Carpenters) but I think Carole King got the ‘hit’.  Or was it the other way around?  FM gold from Rod Argent.  Non-hit Steely Dan.  “After The Goldrush” single from Neil Young.  The end of the line for hit singles from Creedence Clearwater?  Decent hit single for The Rolling Stones, from “Exile on Main Street”.

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3 Responses to Time Machine 1972

  1. Brian Ware says:

    That’s the rare Steely Dan single for sure. The first one which remains non-LP, and has never received a digital release in the U.S. I really loved their debut LP.

  2. postpunkmonk says:

    I wanted “I Gotcha” as a present for my 7th birthday. I got it, too. I still have the 45, though not the same copy! The song here that blows me away now is “Tumbling Dice.” The extended coda after the middle eight is poetry to me now.

  3. ronkanefiles says:

    @BW: Well, 40 years on the Steely Dan single…
    @JD: Joe Tex!

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