BATTING CLEAN-UP


New York City: Hang Your Head In Shame
Set the Record Straight
From I’m Doin’ Fine Now (Chelsea, 1973)

Strutt: Said You Didn’t Love Him
From Time Moves On (Brunswick, 1976)

Facts of Life: Love Is the Final Truth
What Would Your Mama Say
From Sometimes (RCA, 1978). Also on Just the Facts.

Sorry for the quick hit and run but I’m writing this from an airport and need to keep things short n’ sweet. I’ve been meaning to write about this trio of artists for a while now, mostly because I felt like they were stylistically similar in a broad way (quintessentially ’70s jams) but I haven’t actually done much research on them or the albums but don’t let stop you from pursuing further reading. Of this batch, it’s the Strutt song that’s made the biggest impression on me; just love how it opens and such a great proto-disco groove to it.

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6 thoughts on “BATTING CLEAN-UP”

  1. Writing ‘this from an airport’? You jet-setter… I suppose we can forgive the misspelling of ‘pursue’, then.  😉 . Can’t believe I just used an emoticon…

    I’m really feeling ‘Set The Record Straight’.

  2. Ahem, “persuing” = “to pursue + peruse”. At least that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it. 😛

  3. just about to write where did I hear the sample and it’s a biggie sample. that track they released after he passed with lil cease and I think kim

  4. I have the Strutt record. It’s got some nice joints on it. Front Row Romeo is a good one but the break on Said You Didn’t Love Him is tha jawnt!!! Will have  to peep these others though.

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