Time Machine 1972

5-21-12                     Time Machine 1972

Phonolog Reports – New Releases

Week of May 22, 1972

Caught my eye:

JUDY COLLINS – Best Of (Elektra EKS-75030)

WALTER CARLOS – A Clockworks Orange (Columbia KC-31480) (LP)

ELTON JOHN – Honky Chateau (Uni 93135) (LP/SA-CD)

AUDIENCE – Lunch (Elektra EKS-75026) (LP/CD)

Nice Best of for Judy Collins.  Always did like her “Both Sides Now”.  Not the soundtrack, but more synth music from “A Clockwork Orange” by Wendy Carlos.  Decent studio album for Elton John – it sounds great, I just listened to the SA-CD of it recently (in 5.1!).  The final Audience album (#4)

Also of interest:

SAILCAT – Motorcycle Mama (Elektra EKS-75029) (LP)

STEPPENWOLF – Rest In Peace (Dunhill DSX-50124)

ERNEST TUBB – Say Something Nice To Sarah (Decca DL 75345)

Novelty album for Sailcat (yes, the 45 was released this week too).  The final contiguous Steppenwolf album?  E.T. must’ve been signed to Decca / MCA for decades by the time this chestnut came along.  He was alive (and signed to Decca / MCA almost until he passed away!).

Notable singles:

FLASH – Small Beginnings b/w Morning Haze (Capitol 3345)

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – 10538 Overture b/w Battle of the Marston Moor (United Artists 50914)

DEEP PURPLE – Lazy b/w When A Blind Man Cries (Warner Brothers 7595)

EAGLES – Take It Easy b/w Get You In The Mood (Asylum 11005)

DAVID BROMBERG – The Hold-Up b/w Suffer To Sing The Blues (Columbia 4-45612)

STEVEN STILLS – It Doesn’t Matter (Atlantic 2876)

VIGRASS & OSBOURNE – Forever Autumn (Uni 55330)

THE HOLLIES – Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress b/w Look What We’ve Got (Epic 5-10871)

Good week for singles!  I love the first three singles.  Debut Eagles 45?  David Bromberg with George Harrison – which version?  That good non-hit Steve Stills 45.  The debut of “Forever Autumn” which Justin Hayward would cover for the Jeff Wayne  “War Of The Worlds” album in a few years.  Hit single for The Hollies, 70’s style.

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7 Responses to Time Machine 1972

  1. postpunkmonk says:

    Eagles? Them’s fightin’ words!!! Definitely my least favorite American band of all time! Even The Osmonds had one good song!!!*

    * “Crazy Horses,” as if you had to ask!

  2. postpunkmonk says:

    The only of these albums I ever has was the Steppenwolf, which I bought as a cutout, years before I’d ever heard of the term.

  3. ronkanefiles says:

    Eagles are merely mentioned in a historical context – no need to get yer rankles up. You actually bought “Rest In Peace” by Steppenwolf? Their last contiguous album!

    • postpunkmonk says:

      I would have bought that in ’73 or ’74 at the age of 10 or 11.

      • ronkanefiles says:

        I see. You were not yet “Post-Punk”. Does “Rest in Peace” qualify as “Proto-punk”? I never heard that Steppenwolf album! Does it have any “hits”?

      • postpunkmonk says:

        “Rest In Peace” is hard rock, but I liked Steppenwolf as a kid. They had prominent organ playing. I was always about the keyboards. “R.I.P.” was actually a compilation of non-hit LP tracks. Pure contractual obligation fodder. I didn’t know that at the time, of course. It wasn’t that good, actually. A far cry from the pleasures of “Born To Be Wild,” “Magic Carpet Ride,” or even “Earschplittenloudenboomer.!”

  4. ronkanefiles says:

    Steppenwold were one of the first groups to ever suffer the phenomena of “Flavor of the month”, then “NOT flavor of the month”. In the early 70’s, used LP bins were absolutely full of beat-up Steppenwolf LP’s that people had “finished with”. maybe 5-10 copies of each LP, per store. They had no currency, after “their time”. I didn’t know that “R.I.P.” was a compilation, I’ll have to check it out!

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