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Reviews of releases for 1975

Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

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My first copy of this in high school was probably like most, with the die cut windows starting to wear. Back then I liked some of the songs, but over the decades the album has improved with every...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-02-08)

Billy Cobham - Shabazz

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In 1974, drummer Billy Cobham took advantage of a break in activity for Mahavishnu Orchestra by putting together a band to play Montreux and other shows in Europe. His band included the musicians...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-02-08)

Hatfield and the North - The Rotters' Club

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Here's a title I don't really need to relisten to to remember, having played it countless times in the past to the point of having it stamped in the memory. Hatfield were one of music's...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-10-26)

Grateful Dead - 9-28-75 - Lindley Meadow, Golden Gate Park

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As I was playing this again this morning, my coworker came around the corner during the absolutely blazing version of "Truckin'" that starts the second of the two discs of this show...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-10-12)

Edgar Froese - Epsilon in Malaysian Pale

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The original cover of the Tangerine Dream leader's second solo album is what I'd probably call a fernscape and it's one of those covers that really sets the tone and mood of this...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-09-07)

Cromwell - At the Gallop

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Cromwell was an obscure Irish band that self-released an album in 1975, then promptly disappeared. Over the years At the Gallop has become a much sought after collectible, claiming prices...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-06-29)

Brinsley Schwarz - It's All Over Now

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In 1974 Brinsley Schwarz’s began work on It’s All Over Now, the album intended to relaunch their career in the United States, but things did not go as planned. At that time the...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-06-22)

Clearlight - Forever Blowing Bubbles

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So before the internet, one of the best sources of musical information was the series of books called Rock Record, I think the one I owned was the 4th edition. I nearly tore this book...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-06-01)

Conrad Schnitzler - Filmmusik 1 & 2

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Conrad Schnitzler was one prolific composer. Six years after his passing we are still presented with music from his archives. In 1975 he recorded a number of untitled pieces intended as soundtracks...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-04-08)
 

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