Tag: 1972

9:30 Fly: 9:30 Fly (Esoteric Recordings)

The peculiarly-named 9:30 Fly came and went without much notice, and is a sought-after Prog Rock obscurity. This reissue offers a chance to evaluate this rarity and reveals a level of promise.

Song Of The Day: Leon Russell, “Magic Mirror”

A restless drifter drifts on….

Song Of The Day: Tangerine Dream, “Asteroid Agenda”

Taken from the Cleopatra Release, Ultima Thule.

Gary Wright & Wonderwheel: Ring Of Changes (Esoteric Recordings)

Gary Wright’s output in the Seventies would be dominated by his hit single, “Dream Weaver.” But a long-lost, unreleased album has finally seen release, four decades after being shelved.

Stone The Crows: Teenage Licks/Ontinuous Performance (Angel Air)

The final installment of the Stone The Crows reissue series finds the band carrying on in the face of adversity and gruesome tragedy, resulting in some fine blues rock.

Joan Armatrading Whatever’s For Us (Esoteric/Cherry Red)

The 1972 debut of British singer/songwriter Joan Armatrading might owe a bit to Elton John (for obvious reasons), but it is a fine introduction to an underrated talent.

Les McCann: Invitation To Openness (Ominvore)/Invitation To Openness (Fantagraphics)

Jazzman Les McCann’s innovative 1972 album, Invitation to Openness, gets a CD reissue, while McCann’s first book of photos from his archive is released with the same title.

The Doors: Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine (Elektra)

Confession time: I don’t like The Doors. I don’t like Jim Morrison. I’ve never really bonded with the group; I think “Hello I Love You” is daft, while “Light My Fire” was better when Jose Feliciano recorded it. To me, Morrison’s music represents the pretentiousness of 1960s rock, and his story seems to be more… Read More ›