Albums and All That, Starting with the letter F as in Foxtrot, Part 4


October 14th, 2020

1 hr 2 mins 40 secs

Season 5

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Robin Trower [00:34]
"Fine Day"
For Earth Below
Chrysalis CHR 1073 1975
Vintage resting guitar face whackachacka.

Jackson Browne [03:39]
"Take It Easy"
For Everyman
Asylum Records SD 5067 1973
Yup, co-written by Browne and Glenn Frey. Featuring some fine pedal steel by Sneaky Pete Kleinow.

Lush [07:19]
For Love
4AD bad 2001 1991
A lushly atmospheric track by guitarist Emma Anderson. I was lucky enough to catch Lush at CBGBs once upon a time with Nation of Ulysses and Velvet Crush.

Ray Price [09:57]
"For the Good Times"
For the Good Times
Columbia C 30106 1970
This Kris Kristofferson-penned tune would be come Ray's first number 1 single in since 1959. The album also features a rendition of Kristofferson's "Help Me Make It through the Night".

Roxy Music [15:12]
"Editions of You"
For Your Pleasure
Warner Bros. Records BS 2696 1973
Oh yeah, some mighty interplay between Mackay's sax, Eno's EMS VCS 3, and Manzanera's guitar.

Tom Waits [19:02]
"Barber Shop"
Foreign Affairs
Asylum Records 7E-1117 1977
Some snappy banter from the barber there. Not sure I'd want him lowering my ears.

Pallbearer [22:52]
Foundations of Burden
Profound Lore Records pfl-140-1 2014
Some excellent doom metal from these Arkansas gentlemen. Recorded in Portland by Billy Anderson at Portland's Type Foundry Studio.

Foreigner [32:47]
Atlantic SD 16999 1981
This track from the multi-platinum album 4 made it to number... 4 on the Hot 100. And it happens to feature Thomas Dolby on synths, and Junior Walker on sax.

Eric Clapton [37:14]
"Willie and the Hand Jive"
461 Ocean Boulevard
RSO SO 4801 1974
A rehabilitated Clapton takes a decent pass at Johnny Otis.

Yes [40:45]
"Long Distance Runaround"
Atlantic SD 7211 1971
If it were me, I'd pot down the bass wankery and crank up the keyboard wankery, except maybe in that pre-chorus 4/4 bit.

Peter Frampton [44:18]
"All I Want to Be (Is by Your Side)"
Frampton Comes Alive!
A&M Records SP-3703 1976
I was going to go with "Jumpin' Jack Flash", but it's nearly 8 goddam minutes long, so instead we've got this one. It's only 3 and a half minutes. I paid $3.50 for his record at a thrift store in Petaluma. I would argue I paid $1.50 too much.

The Kingston Trio [49:04]
"New York Girls"
From the Hungry I
Capitol Records T1107 1959
Surprise, the album sleeve was for Frank and Tommy, but instead it was a Kingston Trio record. I dated a few New York Girls in my time. I don't recall any of them being able to dance the polka.

Tom Waits [51:53]
"Telephone Call from Istanbul"
Frank's Wild Years
Island Records 90572-1 1987
Un operachi romantico in two acts. This classic track features Marc Ribot on banjo.

Frankie Crocker & the Heart and Soul Orchestra [55:05]
"Funkin' Up Hollywood"
Frankie Crocker & the Heart and Soul Orchestra
Casablanca NBLP 7050 1977
Something that found its way into my collection. Ray Parker plays guitar in this ensemble.

Illuminati Hotties [58:37]
"Freequent Letdown"
Free I.H.: This Is Not the One You've Been Waiting for
Self-Released 2020
We saw Illuminati Hotties open for Los Campesinos! not too long ago and I've been brainwashed ever since. A great studio technician and tenderpunk master, Sarah Tudzin had to buy out her contract from the troubled Tiny Engines label and instead of releasing the album she had been working on, popped out this contractual obligation record. The album has great range, and I am especially enamored of this relatable track.

Music behind the DJ: "Make the World Go Away" by Lawrence Welk and Orchestra

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