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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Various Artists - Appetizers (USA 1973)

Uncle Roddus Album Of The Day

1. Little Feat - Dixie Chicken
2. Arlo Guthrie - Lovesick Blues
3. Bert Jansch - The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face
4. Linda Lewis - Rock-a-Doodle-Doo
5. Paul Butterfield - Baby Please Don't Go
6. Seals and Crofts - Jessica
7. Van Morrison - Warm Love
8. The Faces - Borstal Boys
9. Todd Rundgren - Is It My Name
10. Fanny - All Mine
11. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
12. John Cale - Paris 1919
13. Procol Harum - Toujours L'Amour

1. Incredible String Band - Second Fiddle
2. Steeleye Span - Misty Moisty Morning
3. The Doobie Brothers - Dark Eyed Cajun Woman
4. Wet Willie - Airport
5. T.Rex - Born To Boogie
6. Deep Purple - I'm Alone
7. Lorraine Ellison - Many Rivers To Cross
8. Martin Mull - Licks Off Of Records
9. William Truckaway and Magic - Roller Derby Starr
10. Flo And Eddie - Another Pop Star's Life
11. Seatrain - Bloodshot Eyes
12. The Beach Boys - Susie Cincinnati
13. Foghat - What A Shame.

This is one of the early record label samplers that started appearing in the late sixties, one of the first being the excellent "Rock Machine Turns You On". Plenty of familiar names on this double set but the songs are not all so familiar. A reasonable quality set of early 70s pop/rock and a somewhat eclectic mix to boot makes for some interesting listening but not an essential collection. A couple of real clangers spoil the show a bit with one of those horrible corny 70s pop songs from Linda Lewis and a piece of rubbish from the deplorable Alice Cooper. There are some good rockers from the likes of the Faces and Todd Rundgren of which I wasn't familiar and more offbeat stuff like the reggae tinged instrumental from the " Incredible String Band" and a good comedy song from Martin Mull, who ever he was. A Roddus rating of 3/5 for this lot.

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