Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Rodriguez - Coming From Reality (us 1971)

Rodriguez - Coming From Reality (us 1971)

Born July 10, 1942 , Detroit, MI, United States

(Tripped out psychedelia, on the early Bob dylan side of things.)

Released: November 1971
Recorded: Lansdowne Studios, London - Mid to Late 1970

*Chris Spedding � guitar
*Tony Carr � bongos
*Phil Dennys � keyboards
*Jimmy Horowitz � violin on "Sandrevan Lullaby"

*Steve Rowland � producer
*John MacSwith � engineer

01. Climb Up on My Music 4:43
02. A Most Disgusting Song 4:43
03. I Think of You 3:19
04. Heikki's Suburbia Bus Tour 3:15
05. Silver Words Rodriguez 1:58
06. Sandrevan Lullaby -- Lifestyles 6:31
07. To Whom It May Concern 3:15
08 It Started out So Nice 3:46
09. Halfway Up the Stairs 2:17
10. Cause 5:27

Sixto Diaz Rodriguez was born in 1942 to Mexican immigrant parents in Detroit, Michigan. He was discovered by Dennis Coffey and his production partner Mike Theodore while singing in a Detroit club facing the wall. Impressed by his sound, they took Sixto to Sussex boss Clarance Avant, who signed him immediately. He released two albums on Sussex: His debut, Cold Fact, is a hidden gem, containing psychedelic protest song, not unlike Dylan�s, but edgier and funkier. The famous Sugarman can be found on this album. The second Sussex releases is called Coming from Reality, recorded in London and not as captivating as Cold Fact.
Although his first album did't sell very well, a second Sussex album, Coming from Reality, was released in the fall of 1971. This time recorded in London with British producers Steve Rowland and Chris Spedding replacing the Sussex crew. Which resulted in an album way more folkier, more poppy and unfortunately less funky due to the abscence of the Coffey-Theodore duo and the Funk Brothers rhythm section. Including Halfway Up The Stairs, the first song Rodriguez ever wrote. The album will be reissued in may 2009 by Light in the Attic, and also includes three previously unreleased bonus tracks recorded in Detroit in 1972 with Theodore & Coffey, representing the last thing the trio ever did together.
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