Tag Archives: 1971

RS #452: John Prine, John Prine

John Prine
"Hay hay hay! It's JOOOOHN PRIINE"

John Prine, John Prine

Release Date: 1971 Previously Owned: No First Time Listen: Yes
Impressions: I've mentioned this before, but I mix John Prine, Warren Zevon, and Boz Scaggs together for some reason, even though they aren't really musically quite alike. Maybe it's their demographic? WXRT seems to like him a lot, (reads his Wikipedia bio) and that's probably because he's from Chicago. Let's put this album on. Opens with a funny country drug number called "Illegal Smile." His voice is kind of plain to my ears. The album defininely got … Continue Reading ››

RS #454: Alice Cooper – Love It To Death

Alice Cooper, Love It To Death
I'm not sure I "Loved It To Death," but I did enjoy this one.

Alice Cooper, Love It To Death

Release Date: 1971 Previously Owned: No First Time Listen: Yes
Impressions: I only know of Mr. Cooper through his second career as a reliable guest-star "freak" on TV and his love of golf. Musically, I know very little. Let's put this on... Well, off to a great start with the rocking "Caught In A Dream." Cooper's brand of greasy glam rock seems a bit different than the heavy metal crowd that Cooper gets … Continue Reading ››

RS #478: Loretta Lynn – All Time Greatest Hits


Loretta Lynn, All Time Greatest Hits

Release Date: 1971
Previously Owned: No
First Time Listen: Yes
Loretta Lynn, All-Time Greatest Hits
Her All-Time Greatest Hits of All-Time
Impressions:  As I've mentioned before, I'm not big on country music-- mostly because of modern commericalization of the country style-- but, when in the mood, this collection of cryin-in-your-beer, vintage country from Ms. Lynn is completely aggreable. "Wine, Women and Song" is a perfect introduction to her basic style. It's all there: tasty, classic countryfied instrumental backup, her straightforward, yet singular voice … Continue Reading ››

RS #479: Funkadelic – Maggot Brain


Funkadelic, Maggot Brain

Release Date: 1971
Previously Owned: Yes
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
The album cover is the least weird thing about this album
Impressions:  Okay, I loved this album back when I stumbled upon it in college. I'm 100%  sure I 'll still feel that way, but we'll listen to it anyway...  Starts off with George Clinton's opening spoken word schpiel about Mother Earth tasting maggots in the brain of universe and maybe drowning in his own shit, is just bonkers bizarre, but at least it let's … Continue Reading ››

#499: B.B. King, Live In Cook County Jail

B.B. King, Live In Cook County Jail
IN, Live IN Cook County Jail...not FROM


B.B. King, Live In Cook County Jail

Release Date: 1971
Previously Owned: Yes
Impressions: Well, well...I'm surprised this made the list. When I was a kid, I used to go from Evanston across the border to the Wilmette Public Library to ransack the music section for records, tapes and CDs. I check out the maximum amount, take them home, and dub them to add to my growing collection of tapes. Now, there wasn't anything too hip there … Continue Reading ››