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Number 234

Steely Dan - Can't Buy a Thrill (ABC ABCL 5024) I must say that I never fully climbed aboard the Steely Dan train during the 1970s, and I admit there are still albums out there that I've not heard to this day. I'm not quite sure why this is, as I really enjoyed this, their 1972 debut. I seem to...

Number 233

Jeff Beck - Wired (Epic EPC86012) By the time Jeff Beck came to release his first solo album in 1975, the young London guitarist was already a household name, having enjoyed success with The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert and Appice. A busy career it has to be said and with one...

Number 232

Glencoe - Glencoe (Epic S EPC 65207) The Top Rank on Silver Street in Doncaster had two entirely different identities in the late 1960s and early 1970s, three if you count the teenybopper Saturday morning extravaganza known as the Saturday Morning Dance Club, where you could hear some of the most...

Number 231

Maddy Prior and June Tabor - Silly Sisters (Chrysalis 1101) I first came across Maddy Prior and June Tabor's collaborative LP Silly Sisters in the Sound and Vision department of Doncaster Central Library in the mid 1980s, a good ten years after the LP was first released. Folk music of this kind...

Number 230

Cream - Goodbye Cream (Polydor 583053) The first time I heard the opening riff of Cream's Sunshine of Your Love , I knew my life would never be the same again. I was at a school dance watching a local trio play the pop hits of the day. The band played the opening bars of Sunshine of Your Love and I...

Number 229

Terry Reid - River (Atlantic SD7259) I first became aware of Terry Reid when I read somewhere that he was the first choice as lead singer with Led Zeppelin before Robert Plant got the gig. He turned it down but apparently suggested Plant instead. 'Superlungs', as Terry is sometimes known, also...

Number 228

Ian Dury - New Boots and Panties (Stiff Records SEEZG4) The mid 1970s was a confusing time for music, especially if you were not quite ready to abandon rock music, or more specifically Prog Rock. By the mid-1970s some of Prog Rock's most ardent followers must have seen the writing on the wall as...

Number 227

Bert Sommer - The Road to Travel (Capitol ST189) Bert Sommer is one of those artists who for whatever reason slipped by almost unnoticed during his career in music. I was aware of his name as I'd seen it appear in music journals around the early 1970s and he was on the bill of possibly the most...

Number 226

Heron - Heron (Dawn DNLS 3010) I have a recurring dream that I'm walking along Urban Road in Hexthorpe, the suburb of Doncaster where I was born, popping in and out of several second hand record shops, junk shops and charity shops, before they were known as such, with an armful of recently acquired...

Number 225

Dory Previn - Mythical Kings and Iguanas (United Artists AUG29186) For the first time my Vinyl Junkie choice was accidentally prompted by a friend on social media, when Sheila Trow reminded me of Dory Previn's Stone for Bessie Smith , responding to a post I made featuring Bessie's 1929 recording of...

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