Time Machine 1972

5-28-12                     Time Machine

Phonolog Reports – New Releases

Week of May 29, 1972

Caught my eye:

THE ROLLING STONES – Exile On Main Street (Rolling Stones COC 2-2900) double album (LP/CD)

TOWER OF POWER – Bump City (Warner Brothers 2616) (CD)

FOGHAT (Bearsville 2077)

ARLO GUTHRIE – Hobo’s Lullabye (Reprise 2060) (LP)

MELTON, LEVY & THE DEY BROTHERS (Columbia KC 31279) (LP/CD)

Heavyweight Stones LP!  I love this T.O.P. album (with “Down To The Nightclub” and “You Got To Funkafize”), their 2nd.  Ex-Savoy Brown guys = Foghat.  Arlo Guthrie continues, after “Alice’s Restaurant”.  Barry Melton joins Mr. Levy & The Dey Brothers and makes a rock & roll LP with a neat cat face on the cover (the cat with human teeth).

Also of interest:

RANDY NEWMAN – Sail Away (Reprise 2064)

JAMES BROWN – Soul Classics Vol. 1 (Polydor 5401)

DADDY COOL – Teenage Heaven (Reprise 2088)

BOB WEIR – Ace (Warner Brothers 2627)

JOHN MAYALL – Jazz Blues Fusion (Polydor 24-5027)

Sure are a lot of Warner / Reprise titles today!  I liked the debut from Randy Newman, so I noticed this.  Only signed to Polydor a short time, and James already gets a collection.  2nd U.S. LP from Australian band Daddy Cool (which featured Ross Wilson).  Solo Dead with Weir’s “Ace”.  John Mayall still slogging it out – “The Turning Point” had been mighty, so Polydor stuck with him for quite a while.

Notable singles:

ALICE COOPER – School’s Out b/w Gutter Cat (Warner Brothers 7596)

UNDISPUTED TRUTH – Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone (Gordy 7117)

JIM CAPALDI – Oh How We Danced (Island/Capitol 1205)

Just in time for summer!  Alice Cooper has a hit, Undisputed Truth pretend they are The Temptations and solo Traffic member Jim Capaldi gives it his best – with the title track from his debut solo album as a single.

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One Response to Time Machine 1972

  1. postpunkmonk says:

    As a child I was exposed to “Sail Away” as the title cut appeared on a WEA 1974 4xLP sampler boxed set “Superstars Of The Seventies.” Just a few years ago I saw the Rhino DLX RM of “Sail Away” used so I finally popped for it. What a classic. Of course, in the intervening 36 years I’d certainly managed to hear the incredible “Political Science.” Isn’t Randy lookin’ like Ian Hunter on that cover?

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