November 21, 2018 Playlist

"The Song Of Crazy Horse" by J.D. Blackfoot (1974)
J.D. Blackfoot "The Song Of Crazy Horse"  1974 (USA/New Zealand)
J.D. Blackfoot (born Benjamin Franklin Van Dervort) is a fairly obscure singer/songwriter whose career began in Ohio in the late 1960's. His first album The Ultimate Prophecy (1970) included a side of short commercial songs aiming for radio (but failing to hit), and a sidelong suite of super-heavy mystical folk poetry stuff. His second album is this week's CAOTW, recorded several years later in New Zealand of all places; once again, an entire side of the record is a mystical-poetic folk/rock epic (the title track plus concluding movement "Ride Away", presented as a separate track since it was released as the single from the album). The other side consists of (again) short commercial songs, including one novelty country number called "Flushed You From The Toilets Of My Heart" which got some play on the Dr. Demento show (where I heard of J.D. first!) On the show I called this his "most ambitious album", but he actually made a lot of ambitious albums, and the topper must be The Legend Of Texas Red (2012), a triple-CD, 43-song concept album clocking in at three and a half hours!!
(N) = New Release
Artist Song Album Year Country
TelevisionAin't That NothingAdventure1978USA
Talking HeadsFound A JobMore Songs About Buildings And Food1978USA
Parquet Courts TendernessWide Awake! (N)2018 (Rough Trade)USA
Todd RundgrenI'm In The CliqueRunt1970USA
Jack White Over And Over And OverBoarding House Reach (N)2018 (Third Man)USA
Os MutantesAve Gengis KhanOs Mutantes1968Brazil
J.D. BlackfootThe Song Of Crazy Horse / Ride AwayThe Song Of Crazy Horse
/New Zealand
RedbonePerico / FateMessage From A Drum1971USA
J Mascis SometimesElastic Days (N)2018 (Sub Pop)USA
Wand The GiftPerfume (N)2018 (Drag City)USA
Haru Nemuri UndergroundHaru To Shura (N)2018 (Perfect)Japan
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Koi No Hana (Capsule)Japamyu (N)2018 (Warner Japan)Japan
Poppy Hard FeelingsAm I A Girl? (N)2018 (Mad Decent/I'm Poppy)USA
Ty Segall Archangel Thunderbird (Amon Duul II)Fudge Sandwich (N)2018 (In The Red)USA
Kurt Vile Check BabyBottle It In (N)2018 (Matador)USA
The Mothers Of InventionPound For A Brown
   --> Sleeping In A Jar
   --> Let's Make The Water Turn Black
   --> Harry You're A Beast
   --> Orange County Lumber Truck part 1
   --> Oh No
Orange County Lumber Truck part 2 (live)
Ahead Of Their Time1968USA
Cave BeauxAllways (N)2018 (Drag City)USA
Engelbert HumperdinckDay After Day (Badfinger)In Time1972UK
Tom JonesPolk Salad Annie (Billie Joe White)Tom1970UK (Wales)
Jack JonesHomeward Bound (Simon & Garfunkel)All To Yourself: 20 Golden Greats1972 (compilation)USA
Scott WalkerPlastic Palace PeopleScott 21968USA/UK
Scott WalkerJolson & JonesThe Drift2006USA/UK
William Shatner
with Joe Jackson
Common People (Pulp)Has Been2004Canada (Quebec)
Quincy JonesWalking In SpaceWalking In Space1969USA
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