Time Machine 1972

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Phonolog Reports – New Releases

Week of July 10, 1972

Caught my eye:

FRANK ZAPPA – Waka / Jawaka (Bizarre 2094) (LP/CD)

JOHN CALE – The Academy In Peril (Reprise 2079) (LP/CD)

HARRY NILSSON – Son Of Schmilsson (RCA LSP-4717) (LP/CD)

CURVED AIR – Phantasmagoria (Warner Brothers 2628) (LP/CD)

Yet another new Zappa album – so quickly after “Just Another Band From L.A.”!  Slightly esoteric John Cale album.  Decent Nilsson album (and it came with a poster).  Probably my favorite Curved Air album (#3, with lyrics insert).

Also of interest:

DOOBIE BROTHERS – Toulouse Street (Warner Brothers 2634)

CONGRESS OF WONDERS – Sophmoric (Fantasy 7018) (LP)

JIMMY WEBB – Letters (Reprise 2055)

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE – Long John Silver (Grunt 1007)

The Doobie Brothers start to matter.  2nd album from Berkeley comedy guys Congress of Wonders.  Singer / songwriter Jimmy Webb soldiers on.  Seems to me that the Jefferson Airplane didn’t matter as much as they used to, by the time of this album (which I did not retain a copy of!).

Notable singles:

COMMANDER CODY & HIS LOST PLANET AIRMEN – Beat Me Daddy Eight To The Bar (Paramount 0169)

ARLO GUTHRIE – City Of New Orleans b/w Days Are Short (Reprise 1103)

PINK FLOYD – Free Four b/w Stay (Harvest / Capitol 3391)

RICK NELSON – Garden Party (Decca 32980)

DON BOWMAN – Homecoming b/w Poetic Justice (Mega 0083)

Great A-side for Commander Cody (not the same version as on their LP!).  Classic Arlo Guthrie.  Pink Floyd single from “Obscured By Clouds”.  Hit single for Ricky Nelson.  Nice Don Bowman 45 – “Poetic Justice” is wonderful (and found on the same LP as “Hello D.J.”).

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