Album III

£ 18.99


Loudon Wainwright's third album marked a major change in production approach, which is to say that there was one; Wainwright's first two releases were solo acoustic affairs. But with famed producer Thomas Jefferson Kaye on board, Album III featured full-band backing from some of the best session players around (David Sanborn, Hugh McCracken, etc.), and consequently, a move toward folk rock. Perhaps not coincidentally, the album earned Wainwright his first and only Top 40 single, "Dead Skunk," a country-flavored tune about grievously aromatic roadkill that became a novelty hit. While humor has always been a key element in Wainwright's artistic arsenal, he usually takes a more ironic approach, as on "Red Guitar," where he mocks the rock-star guitar-smashing tradition, or "Muse Blues," a sarcasm-soaked take on the search for inspiration. But as the affecting, irony-free ballad "Needless to Say" makes clear, Wainwright's also entirely capable of playing it straight any time it suits his fancy.

Dead Skunk
Red Guitar
East Indian Princess
Muse Blues
Hometeam Crowd
B Side
Needless To Say
Smokey Joe's Cafe
New Paint
Trilogy (Circa 1967)
Drinking Song
Say That You Love Me
Format: LP
Label: Scorpio Music Inc.
Catalogue numbers: P757508


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Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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