The Ron Kane Files

Writing About Music

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

New Releases 1972.05.29

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 POWERBump City (Warner Brothers 2616) (CD)

FOGHAT (Bearsville 2077)

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


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 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.



Post a Comment

<< Home