Tuesday, July 31, 2012
40 Year Itch: A Few We Missed
The following albums were released in July of 1972.
1. John Cale The Academy In Peril
Between John Cale's solo debut Vintage Violence and his best known solo album Paris 1919 came The Academy in Peril, a mostly instrumental album that shows off Cale's classical training. That's "Legs" Larry Smith providing the voice of the television director on the tune "Legs Larry At Television Centre". Album cover by Andy Warhol.
2. Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now
Along with The Harder They Come, Johnny Nash's I Can See Clearly Now, with its chart topping title track, paved the way for Bob Marley and The Wailers, Peter Tosh and other reggae acts to break into US markets in 1973. The deep track "Guava Jelly" was written by Bob Marley.
3. Argent All Together Now
Featuring the Top 5 hit "Hold Your Head Up", Argent's All Together Now is, if deep cut "Tragedy" is any indication, a mixed bag at best. More rock than prog from former Zombies keyboardist et. al.