“Loudon Wainwright III” by Loudon Wainwright III - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1970Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

The debut album from the newly-turned 24-year-old arrived in the fall of 1970 and straight away he’s reminiscing about the good old “school days”. What’s the matter with him? The tongue-in-cheek pseudo-grumpy career-tone is set! He proves to be a great character – an imaginative strummer with a lively turn of phrase. One of the rare breed who can simply sit and play his songs with an acoustic guitar and keep you entertained all the way. “Black Uncle Remus” steals the utmost glory on album with many fine moments; I get the impression it’s almost allegorical and if that’s the case then it seems like a fine opening-album choice. “Black uncle Remus got the death letter blues, the hellhound says it time to pay your dues, you really recall the catfish catches, when you're living in the briar patches.” Black is the humour. Get ready for plenty of heart-warming life-tales from a worldly-wise one.

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A1 [03:06] 8.8.png Loudon Wainwright III - School Days (Loudon Wainwright III) Folk
A2 [04:05] 6.7.png Loudon Wainwright III - Hospital Lady (Loudon Wainwright III) Folk
A3 [03:15] 8.4.png Loudon Wainwright III - Ode To A Pittsburgh (Loudon Wainwright III) Folk
A4 [03:56] 8.0.png Loudon Wainwright III - Glad To See You’ve Got Religion (Loudon Wainwright III) Folk
A5 [02:45] 7.8.png Loudon Wainwright III - Uptown (Loudon Wainwright III) Folk
B1 [02:39] 10.0.png Loudon Wainwright III - Black Uncle Remus (Loudon Wainwright III) Folk
B2 [03:28] 6.4.png Loudon Wainwright III - Four Is A Magic Number (Loudon Wainwright III) Folk
B3 [04:09] 6.6.png Loudon Wainwright III - I Don’t Care (Loudon Wainwright III) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B4 [05:28] 7.3.png Loudon Wainwright III - Central Square Song (Loudon Wainwright III) Folk
B5 [02:39] 6.8.png Loudon Wainwright III - Movies Are A Mother To Me (Loudon Wainwright III) Songwriter
B6 [03:31] 7.7.png Loudon Wainwright III - Bruno’s Place (Loudon Wainwright III) Folk

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