Rodriguez

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Coming From Reality
Soul New - LP SXBS 7012 Sussex
Sealed Die-Cut Gatefold Original. One Of The Rarest Titles On This Label.... more details
 
Rodriguez - Coming From Reality Coming From Reality
Pop New - LP LITA 038 Light In The Attic
Sealed 2009 180gm Reissue In Beautiful Repro Die-Cut Gatefold Jacket With Bonus 45 Of Two Previously Unreleased Tracks. “For His Second Album, Rodriguez Decamped To London At The Request Of Producer Steve Rowland, Who Had Heard Cold Fact And Wanted To Produce Him. Since Cold Fact Had Made Little In The Way Of Commercial Movement, Rodriguez Jumped At The Opportunity. Session Musicians Like Renowned Guitarist Chris Spedding Lent A Hand On Production, Which Was Overseen By Steve Rowland. (Curiously, The Latter Would Go On To Use About Half Of Cold Fact For Family Dogg's Oddity The View From Roland's Head.) By Far Not As Striking As His Debut, Coming From Reality Offers Up Some Haunting Stream-Of-Consciousness Gems In "Sandrevan Lullaby" And "Cause." Rodriguez's Lyrics Still Come Off As Mildly Anti-Establishment; "Heikki's Suburbia Bus Tour" Apparently Recalls A Trip Rodriguez And Friends Undertook To Grosse Pointe To Retaliate Against The Rich Folks Who Often Came To The Inner City Of Detroit To Make Fun Of The Hippies. He Also Spends Lots Of Time With The Low Life, As He Reminisces In The Prologue To "A Most Disgusting Song": "I've Played Every Kind Of Gig There Is To Play Now/I've Played Faggot Bars, Hooker Bars, Motorcycle Funerals, Opera Houses, Concert Houses, Halfway Houses." Slightly More Slick Than The Debut, But Still Retaining The Haunted Personality (If Not The Gritty Funk), The Album Sadly Went Nowhere In The United States And Europe. Faced, However, With The Unexpected Success Of Cold Fact In South Africa, Sussex Re-Released Coming From Reality In 1976 As After The Fact. It Lay Out Of Print Worldwide For Several Decades Until 2009, When Light In The Attic Resurrected It And Added Three Bonus Tracks Recorded During 1972-1973, Back In Detroit, With Mike Theodore And Dennis Coffey Again Producing.” - Quint Kik & John Bush, All Music Guide... more details
 
Rodriguez - Coming From Reality Coming From Reality
Pop New - LP LITA 038 Light In The Attic
Sealed 2009 180gm Reissue In Beautiful Repro Die-Cut Gatefold Jacket With Custom Obi.... more details
 
Rodriguez - Cold Fact Cold Fact
Pop New - LP LITA036 Light In The Attic
Sealed 2013, Limited, Numbered 180gm Clear Vinyl Reissue Of The $1000 Plus 1970 Sussex Original. This Is Number 452 Of Only 500 Out Of Print Copies.... more details
 

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