Thursday, January 27, 2011

New old records

From Record Surplus on the west side, I picked up: Sugarloaf, "Spaceship Earth," a goofball earnest '70s rawk album full of stoner environmentalism and multi-part vocal harmonies featuring a future member of Disco-Tex and the Sex-o-lettes and Four Seasons; The Detroit Emeralds, "Let's Get Together," a cheesy Westbound disco-coke-funk LP with Dennis Coffey's guitars and fantastic breaks that redeem moribund choruses; Tomita, "Mind of the Universe — Live at Linz," the electro-classical noodlings of an egomaniac Japanese visionary, tragically oversold by the liner description (which included glowing lines about speaker systems suspended by helocopters) and just not crazy enough to respect the results.

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