Album III - (Import CD)
Loudon I Wainwright
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- Rock & Pop
- Mono / Stereo
- Album III
In 1972, after two solid albums of smartly written songs that were at once poetically resonant and wiseguy tipsy, Loudon Wainwright released ALBUM III, a collection that opened with what proved to be his biggest hit to its point, "Dead Skunk." A song of seemingly little consequence, "Dead Skunk" became a song that Wainwright was never able to escape over the ensuing decades. However, as chart hits do, the song exposed him to a much wider audience.
ALBUM III proved to be the right album for people to join the Loudon Wainwright fanbase. The singer/songwriter is backed by a rocking little combo that kicks up country dust with urban grit; a track like "East River Princess" is not too far removed from the sound of the Band. This album also includes Wainwright's enduring "Red Guitar" and "Drinking Song."
- Country of Origin
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- Loudon Wainwright III
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Dead Skunk
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Red Guitar
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] East Indian Princess
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Muse Blues
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Hometeam Crowd
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] B Side
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Needless to Say
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Smokey Joe's Cafe
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] New Paint
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Trilogy (Circa 1967)
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Drinking Song
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Say That You Love Me
- Studio / Live
Rolling Stone (8/5/71, p.43) - "...a good example of why Wainwright is head and shoulder above other songwriters...Wainwright's songs explore the outer limits of loneliness and unhappiness...but it's accomplished with a rare musical integrity and a lack of self-righteousness..."
Rolling Stone (10/26/72, p.58) - "..posessed of a marvelous sense of humor, both whimsical and earthy...Wainwright's singing has never been more restrained and moving...a comic genius who has it in him to become the Chaplin of rock.."
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