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Friday, August 31, 2012

Rodriguez - Coming From Reality (1971 us, brilliant 2nd album, psychedelic folk rock, 2009 Light In The Attic issue)

Quite a change from Rodriguez's first album Cold Fact. On Cold Fact Rodriguez sang bitter, disillusioned songs about slums, drug abuse and broken love affairs. Something in between the two albums obviously changed his point of view because Coming From Reality consists mainly of love songs. And not the cynical odes to past affairs of Cold Fact - these ones are full-blown. 

And even the social comment songs on the album seem less bitter and more resigned. The strings have been laid on with a heavy hand, on some tracks providing the only backing to Rodriguez's guitar and voice. But the voice shines through and the clever poetry on some tracks is as incisive as ever. Song to song we explore a great talent musician and have the chance -even almost four decades later-  to discover his bright music.
by Roger Crosthwaite

1.Climb Up On My Music - 4:43
2.A Most Disgusting Song - 4:43
3.I Think Of You - 3:19
4.Heikki's Suburbia Bus Tour - 3:15
5.Silver Words - 2:04
6.Sandrevan Lullaby-Lifestyles - 6:37
7.To Whom It May Concern - 3:15
8.It Started Out So Nice - 3:46
9.Halfway Up The Stairs - 2:17
10.Cause - 5:27
11.Can't Get Away  - 3:57
12.Street Boy  - 3:47
13.I'll Slip Away  - 2:53
All songs by Sixto Rodriguez
Bonus tracks 11-13

*Rodriguez - Vocals, Guitar
*Chris Spedding - Guitars
*Tony Carr - Bongos
*Phil Dennys - Keyboards
*Jimmy Horowitz - Violin
*Gary Taylor - Bass
*Andrew Steele - Drums

1970  Rodriguez - Cold Fact (1970 remaster)

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echoes said...

I mean, this is already boring. Almost everyday there is a beautiful surprise gift that you can find it here.
Thx a lot for this one, too.

Bob Presto said...

Yes, this blog and Plain and Fancy are the best blogs on the internet for rare music. Keep this blog going, it is my fix. THANKS! ;D

Heavy Rock said...

Thanks for this excellent album.

One small request. Can you please put one month-wise archive link on Blog? It will help everyone to track back any album which has been missed earlier or the guys who would discover your blog later.

Thanks in anticipation...

DeOzyris said...

Wow, you don't have to be so quick ;)... Thanks Marios, again!! If here is heaven than you are god :P

Marios said...

I'm sorry,
accidentally I erased your comment, please write it again.
Thank you.

drfeelgoed said...

Just discovered your blog and downloaded CFR, brilliant. Also much appreciated is the scanned booklet, thanks!

jman said...

Thank you very much! I recently read about Rodriquez in Rolling Stone, and have the new documentary in my Netflix Q, but have not ever heard any. This made my day! Merry Christmas to you!

Anonymous said...

i've just discovered your blog, and i have to say it's brilliant. thanks a lot for sharing this fantastic music.

Martin Vera said...

Thanks for the record! I'm from Argentina and yesterday see de movie "Searching for Sugar Man", is amazing this guy Rodriguez an incredible musician! No words...

Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

You guys, deserve heaven!

Psiconauta said...

Thanks for sharing this amazing ARTIST with capitals, Sixto's music is a gift for the soul. Even more when you know his incredible history.

Greetings from Argentina nd congrats for your great blog.

oldiesjohn said...

What a story of this man and good musician.What a good music.

Anonymous said...

thank´s is a great aport!

Riskius said...

how to download?
Need "free text" registration?

Marios said...

....No registration, just follow the word FREE....

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Onetnec said...

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Marios said...

pass: xara

Onetnec said...

Tank you Marios, voy a disfrutar este album como el primero....

Badseed said...

Thank you!

joe v berlin said...

Many thanks for this rare gem. I first was introduced to the music of Rodriguez in 1980 when friends came back from Australia (where his music was widely appreciated at that time) with Cold Fact on a blanko cassette tape. His legend music has intrigued me since.