Monday

lotti golden

...expansive trancy beatnik vibes from lotti...sorta like gal group pop with copious amounts o' green leaf floatin' through th'studio...shangri-las meet laura nyro could be one way o' lookin' at this but this is way funky with stretched-out urban late six oh soul blasts keepin' this movin'...well cool guitar 'n keyboards 'n when lotti gets to wailin' there sure ain't no stoppin' her...not too many wax have this out-there sure-nuffness goin' on, totally worthwhile lobeful that more than a few heads will get a righton buzz from...

5 comments:

Sleazegrinder said...

Hi SS~

Just wanted to agree whole-heartedly about this crazy/awesome record. It's the biker-fuzz Shangri-Las playing a druggy gig at the Church of Satan. Powerful stuff. I'm a huge fan. I hope you melt a lotta brains with this one!

Ken

multielvi said...

I bought this LP back in '69 or '70 after I heard Motor Cycle Michael on the radio. Still have my copy but haven't played it in years. Nice to see that you have brought it back for others to enjoy as well.

spacedsaviour said...

everyone should grab a lobefull o' this, its way in front o' most urban/city inspired waxin's...

Anonymous said...

any chance of her second, self-titled LP from the early '70s? Very hard to find!

jazzmore said...

Thanks for this cool visual montage of Lotti Golden! I love the Lotti Golden LP “Motor-Cycle”—and it is not an overstatement. Golden’s work represents the best of its era--she was a true revolutionary, changing the way we listen to music. "Motor-Cycle" is as much about the lyrics and the incredible story she tells (about her life in NYC's East Village) as it is about the music. In fact, Golden uses genres from R&B, to rock, funk and blues to punctuate the action and to change the mood, from plaintive to satiric. "Motor-Cycle" plays like a movie--you can see it in your head, and once you’ve heard it, you can’t get it out of your head. I’m happy that the Internet is giving Golden the chance she deserves to be heard—but Atlantic should reissue the LP on CD.