Here’s another album from the yet-to-be-heard pile. Starting with side two on this one because I happen to know that side one was an attempt to take The Temptations into a new psychedelic era. So I’m easing into it.
I put this on for the first time tonight and I’m instantly in love with it. It’s really warm, for lack of a better term. Look at that cover and imagine sitting in a fire-lit room where time seems to move at about 85% of normal. That’s what this sounds like.
Look at that. Picked them up from the printer’s yesterday. Good coloring. That’s bone. And the lettering is something called Silian Rail… (via A Scanner Darkly | A Designer’s Life: SILIAN RAIL BONE BUSINESS CARD)
After a long delay I’m back with the third record in my A section, The Allman Brothers’ 1972 album Eat a Peach.
Unlike the first two albums in my collection I get the feeling that most of you have heard of the Allmans. Maybe you haven’t sat down and listened to this album straight through, but you’ve definitely heard Blue Sky on the radio or Melissa in a television commercial.
It’s a solid record except that Mountain Jam is spread over Side Two and Side Four of a two LP set. I’m not sure why it had to be that way; it’s a pain to not only switch sides during a song, but switch entire records.
If you examine the liner notes closely you’ll notice that Red Dog gets a shoutout.
That’s none other than Joseph L. Campbell, the first Allman roadie. He would have a character dedicated to him in Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous nearly thirty years after this record hit the shelves.
"I can tell whether a person can play just by the way he stands." Miles Davis
Duke Ellington, born on this day in 1899 and still cooler than I’ll ever be.