Robert Lamm ‎– Skinny Boy (1974)

Skinny Boy is the solo debut album from Chicago keyboardist/vocalist/composer Robert Lamm. Released in 1974, it would be his only solo effort for another 19 years. Tracklist: A1. Temporary Jones A2. Love Song A3. Crazy Way to Spend a Year A4. Until The Time Runs Out A5. Skinny Boy B1. One Step Forward Two Steps […]

Flora Purim ‎– Stories to Tell (1974)

Stories to Tell is a 1974 album by Brazilian vocalist Flora Purim. The release is her third as a solo performer and the second after a two-album stint with Chick Corea’s Return to Forever. Tracklist: A1. Stories to Tell A2. Search for Peace A3. Casa Forte A4. Insensatez A5. Mountain Train B1. To Say Goodbye […]

Boz Scaggs ‎– Slow Dancer (1974)

Slow Dancer is the sixth solo studio album by American vocalist/guitarist Boz Scaggs, released in 1974 on Columbia Records. The lavish sweep of “You Make It so Hard (To Say No)” and the watery glimmer of “Take It for Granted” exhibit a newfound elegance and chivalry from the crooner. Elsewhere, the cutting thrust of “Angel […]

Arti & Mestieri ‎– Tilt – Immagini Per Un Orecchio (1974)

Tilt – Immagini Per Un Orecchio is the 1974 debut album by Italian sextet Arti & Mestieri. From the synth-walled/violin-strewn metric shuffles of “Gravità 9,81” to the guitar/vibraphone filigree of the exceedingly brisk “Positivo/Negativo,” Furio Chirico bombards the proceedings with tome/snare spray of unparalleled speed. Across the epic proportions of “Articolazioni,” the frenzied approach alternates […]

Roxy Music ‎– Country Life (1974)

Country Life is the fourth album by Euro-styled English sextet Roxy Music. Released in 1974 at the height of the band’s popularity, the album refines the newfound classicism of its predecessor. With a mood that veers between opulent and ominous, the album is highlighted by the windy vortex of “Out of the Blue,” the searing […]

Todd Rundgren’s Utopia ‎– Todd Rundgren’s Utopia (1974)

Todd Rundgren’s Utopia is a 1974 album by Rundgren’s revolving-door studio ensemble, which had come together during sessions for his recent A Wizzard, a True Star and Todd LPs. Expanding on the musical directions of that latter release, the four tracks on this album weave contrapuntal interplay with intergalactic sonics. The 30-minute suite that occupies […]

10cc ‎– Sheet Music (1974)

Sheet Music is the second album by English band 10cc. Released in 1974, the album lampoons a range of post-Victorian musical styles with classic satire and studio trickery. Highlights include the ivory-tight opening track, the frantic/staccato “Clockwork Creep” and the lush, through-composed “Somewhere in Hollywood.” Tracklist: A1. “The Wall Street Shuffle” (3:54) A2. “The Worst […]

Uriah Heep – Wonderworld (1974)

Wonderworld is the seventh studio album by English hard-rock band Uriah Heep, released in 1974 on Bronze/Warner Bros. Tracklist: A1. “Wonderworld” (4:29) A2. “Suicidal Man” (3:38) A3. “The Shadows and the Wind” (4:27) A4. “So Tired” (3:39) A5. “The Easy Road” (2:43) B1. “Something or Nothing” (2:56)* B2. “I Won’t Mind” (5:59) B3. “We Got […]

Yonin-Bayashi (四人囃子) – Isshoku-Sokuhatsu (1974)

Isshoku-Sokuhatsu (一触即発) is the second album by Japanese folk-psych band Yonin-Bayashi, released in 1974 on Tam.   Tracklist: A1. “Hamaebeth” (0:47) A2. “Sora to Kumo” (5:24) A3. “Omatsuri” (11:21) B1. “Isshoku Sokuhatsu” (12:23 — :01–2:04–4:20–6:52–12:20) B2. “Ping-Pong dama no nageki” (5:05) Credits: Katsutoshi Morizono — acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals, hand clapping, lyrics Hidemi Sakashita — […]

Willie Hutch – Foxy Brown (1974)

Foxy Brown is a soundtrack album by jazz-funk composer/arranger Willie Hutch, released in 1974 on Motown. The music is featured in the namesake motion picture starring Pam Grier as the titular character. Tracklist: A1. “Chase” (2:28) A2. “Theme of Foxy Brown” (2:25) A3. “Overture of Foxy Brown” (0:55) A4. “Hospital Prelude of Love Theme” (2:55) […]