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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

New Releases 1972.06.05

Phonolog Reports – New Releases

Week of June 5, 1972

Caught my eye:

KIM FOWLEY – I’m Bad (Capitol ST-11075) (LP)

DOUG & RUSTY KERSHAW – Genus Cambarus (Hickory 163) (2LP)

KOSSOFF / KIRKE / TETSU / RABBIT (Island/Capitol SMAS-9320) (CD)

PINK FLOYD – Obscured By Clouds (Harvest / Capitol ST-11078) (LP) (CD)

HENRY WOLFF & NANCY HENNINGS – Tibetan Bells (Island / Capitol SMAS-9319) (LP)

Big week! Kim Fowley storms into the 70’s; Doug & Rusty get re-issued; members of 'Free' team up with Tetsu; Pink Floyd issue a very good soundtrack to an iffy Euro movie; the birth of ‘new age’ music from Wolff & Hennings.

Also of interest:

EAGLES – self-titled (Asylum SD 5054)

MIKE D’ABO – Down At Rachael’s Place (A&M SP-4346)

MARK MOOGY KLINGMAN – Moogy (Capitol ST-11072)

DAVID BOWIE – Ziggy Stardust (RCA LSP-4702) (LP) (CD)

HARVEY MANDEL – The Snake (Janus 3037)

Set your clocks – the Eagles start here; Mike D’Abo is ex-Manfred Mann; Moogy didn’t want any misunderstanding as to what kind of music you were going to be getting; Bowie gets glam; Harvey Mandel soldiers on – with a pretty good LP!

Notable singles:

HARRY NILSSON – Coconut b/w Down (RCA 74-0718)

T. REX – Metal Guru b/w Lady (Reprise 1095)

PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS – Mary had A Little Lamb b/w Little Woman Love (Apple 1851)

FLEETWOOD MAC – Sentimental Lady b/w Sunny Side of Heaven (Reprise 1093)

DAVID BOWIE – Starman b/w Suffragette City (RCA 74-0719)

Good Nilsson 45; Single from “The Slider” for Marc B.; probably Paul’s weakest Wings 45; Bob Welch song for F. Mac (which he later re-recorded); Glam rock Bowie hits the streets in the U.S.A.!



Anonymous Jim Donato said...

Re: Harry Nilsson

I desperately loved this song when it was released. I would listen to KHJ for hours just to hear it again, but it was never played enough for my tastes. I was less enchanted by the radical Fred Schneider cover version. Have you heard it? It's NOT what ANYBODY would have predicted.

Re: Paul McCartney & Wings

I have no idea what this number sounds like. I literally have no memory of it. But how could any Wings single be weaker than ANY TRACK from "Back To The Egg?!" HOW, I ask you?!

6:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trust me, Jim-san - this is the weakest Paul McC 45!

6:55 AM  
Anonymous Jim Donato said...

Re: Weak Wings

Wow! That is a strong statement, sir!

9:43 AM  
Blogger Ron Kane said...

Go ahead, name a worse Paul McC 45!

6:41 PM  

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