Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Dance with the man with the mongoose on his back (Elephants Memory) #110-111

Elephants Memory Liberation Special/ Madness (Apple, APPLE-10095, 1972)

Elephants Memory Power Boogie/ Liberation Special (Apple, APPLE 45, 1972)

There are many things I love about these two singles. Here's a partial list:
  • They were released in 1972
  • They are on Apple Records
  • The band is from New York City
  • They were produced by John and Yoko
  • John plays guitar
  • There are more guitars
  • They rock!!
The band often gets a bad press, if they are remembered at all. 

Okay they were REALLY lucky to be in the right place at the right time to meet the Lennons and appear on both their Approximately Infinite Universe and Sometime In New York City albums and have John/Yoko produce their own album. 

I bought other Elephants Memory (yes, no apostrophe folks) albums and trust me - this was easily their best album/ set of songs.

Hidden gem: All tracks are from the parent album so there is no rarity value. Apple 45 provides great value as a single with a double A side combo and the best sampler of the band's wares.

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