Having shaped their sound and imagery with three EPs for Monarchy Music and a demanding touring schedule, it's no surprise that Cold War Kids have more presence on their first full-length, Robbers & Cowards, than many bands do on their debut albums. Their evocative, oddly soulful vignettes contain shades of Spoon's sardonic, piano-driven rock; the insistent, jittery feel of One Time Bells-era French Kicks; the poetic, rumpled ramblings of the Walkmen; the stripped-down bluesiness of the White Stripes; and in their more theatrical moments, a ghostly trace of Jeff Buckley, as well as touches of folk and gospel…
Essential: a masterpiece of celtic-folk music.
Irish stalwarts Planxty begin Cold Blow and the Rainy Night -their third record for Polydor- with a rousing version of the Scottish battlefield classic "Johnnie Cope."
James Taylor had scored eight Top 40 hits by the fall of 1976 when Warner Brothers marked the end of his contract with this compilation. One of those hits, the Top Ten gold single “Mockingbird,” a duet with his wife Carly Simon, was on Elektra Records, part of the Warner family of labels and presumably available, but it was left off.
Los Prisioneros was maybe one of the most important and seminal Chilean Rock Punk Pop bands in Latin America.
To finish my Donovan’s Folk era cycle, I leave the legendary EP where appears “Every man has his chain“