Streaming Inbox: Rodriguez – Cold Fact

Artist: Rodriguez
Album: Cold Fact
Label: Light In The Attic

I got wind of this vinyl reissue today from the folks at Light In The Attic, a record label in my newly adopted home of Seattle, and I thought checking out the album would be a good way to get acquainted with the happenings in my new scene.

The album, originally released in 1970, slides back and forth between a Motown vibe during tracks like “Sugar Man” and “I Wonder” and psychedelic rock à la The Doors in “Only Good For Conversation.”  Rodriguez even managed to pioneer long-phrased song titles such as “This Is Not A Song, It’s An Outburst: Or, The Establishment Blues” before Panic at the Disco were even conceived.  “I Wonder” is a particularly catchy track R&B-flavored ballad, and like the rest of the album it leaves you wondering where Quentin Tarantino dropped the ball in not featuring a Rodriguez track in any of his movies.

More information on Rodriguez and the album release can be found on Light In The Attic’s Rodriguez page, which has more information on the 180-gram LP and CD reissues of the album.  Until then, here’s the opening track to the album:

MP3: Rodriguez – “Sugar Man