8-20-12 Time Machine 1972
Phonolog Reports – New Releases
Week of August 21, 1972
I don’t know what happened to the rest of August’s Time Machines!
Caught my eye:
NATIONAL LAMPOON – Radio Dinner (Blue Thumb BTS-38) (LP)
T. REX – The Slider (Reprise 2095) (LP/CD)
Great National Lampoon comedy album – why isn’t it on CD in ’12? And a fine hit album for Marc Bolan &Co.
Also of interest:
O’JAYS – Backstabbers (Philadelphia Int’l KZ-31712)
C.C.S. (Rak KZ-31569) (LP)
DOUG “COSMO” CLIFFORD (Fantasy 9411)
R&B hit for the O’Jays. Instrumental album for CCS (on RAK U.S. no less). And the drummer of Creedence Clearwater Revival gets a solo album – what is it? All drum solos?
ROD STEWART – Maggie May b/w (I Know) I’m Losing You (Mercury 30157)
JOHN CALE – Days of Steam b/w Legs Larry at Television Centre (Reprise 1108)
STEAM – Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye b/w Don’t Stop Loving Me (Mercury 30160) re-issue
BUDDY MILES – Them Changes (Mercury 30158) re-issue
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER – From The Beginning (Cotillion 44158)
BILL WITHERS – Use Me (Sussex 241)
Healthy singles week – numbers for the Mercury singles are consecutive (what was 30159?), so – perhaps back-to-back hits? John Cale single from “The Academy in Peril”. My favorite Bill Withers single (still on an indie label!). I think EL&P had pretty much lost me by the time of this single. I had moved on to something / somewhere else.