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VA - The Force (1974)

Rock, Classic Rock, Folk, Pop | Author: artmuss | 28-07-2019, 16:56
VA - The Force (1974)
Artist: Various Artists
Title Of Album: The Force
Year Of Release: 1974
Label (Catalog#): Warner Bros. [PRO 596]
Country: International
Genre: Pop Rock, Soul, Folk
Quality: FLAC (tracks,vinyl,scans)
Bitrate: Lossless
Time: 1:26:00
Full Size: 544 mb

Jan & Dean’s “Laurel & Hardy” is a bizarre, 1968 45 release that’s included here for reasons completely unknown. Bolstered by an electric sitar and a psychedelicized arrangement, the song had never appeared on an LP before showing up on The Force. Dr. Demento (Barry Hansen), who compiled and annotated this collection, calls it “an exquisite rarity,” and one can’t help but think the good Doctor included the oddity here solely for his own amusement. The song wouldn’t surface again until the 2010 ‘lost album’ issue of Jan & Dean’s Carnival Of Sound. The liners also explain how Ron Wood’s I’ve Got My Own Album To Do got its title. Turns out it was a Mick Jagger utterance, exhaled as he lent his talents (along with Keith Richards) to the LP’s sessions, represented here by “I Can Feel The Fire.” Bachman-Turner-Bachman is actually the band Brave Belt, renamed when their second album, Brave Belt II was re-released by WB with the clumsy introductory title, Bachman-Turner-Bachman As Brave Belt. All this name-gaming was taking place to piggyback off the band’s even newer name, Bachman-Turner Overdrive. Phew. That’s Ry Cooder playing mandolin and slide guitar on the contribution from John Sebastian. “Hands,” from country singer Debbie Dawn (penned by Ian Whitcomb), was another 45RPM-only release when first issued on The Force. Mike McGear, Paul McCartney’s brother, shows up with “Norton,” a track produced and co-written by Paulie. Other cool entries include Maria Muldaur’s “It Ain’t The Meat, It’s The Motion,” Kenny Rankin’s “In The Name Of Love” and Gregg Allman’s “Double Cross.” As usual, there’s plenty more. Note the irreverent anti-authoritarian dig hidden on the front cover, “Genuine Pigskin.” The back cover’s Dragnet parody was penned by future screenwriter, Charlie Haas (Over The Edge, Tex, Matinee).


Disc 1:
01. Leo Sayer - Long Tall Glasses
02. Jethro Tull - Bungle in the Jungle
03. Kenny Rankin - In the Name of Love
04. Fleetwood Mac - Silver Heels
05. Percy Sledge - I'll Be Your Everything
06. Graham Central Station - Feel the Need
07. Trapeze - Turn It On
08. Foghat - Rock and Roll Outlaw
09. Montrose - I Got the Fire
10. Todd Rundgren's Utopia - Freedom Fighters
11. Bachman-Turner-Bachman - Goodbye, Soul Shy
12. Deep Purple - Stormbringer

Disc 2:
01. The Marshall Tucker Band - This Ol' Cowboy
02. John Sebastian - Wild About My Lovin'
03. Debbie Dawn - Hands
04. Maria Muldaur - It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
05. Jan & Dean - Laurel & Hardy
06. Mike McGear - Norton
07. The Doobie Brothers - Black Water
08. Ron Wood - I Can Feel the Fire
09. Tower of Power - Only So Much Oil in the Ground
10. Gregg Allman - Double Cross
11. Van Morrison - Comfort You



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