Thursday, July 21, 2022

Chip Taylor - Gasoline (1972 us, splendid country soft rock, 2000 japan remaster)

New York's songwriter Chip Taylor began recording melodic rock tunes under his real name, Wes Voight, brother of actor Jon Voight, uncle of Angelina Jolie and composer of the 1960s Troggs classic “ Wild Thing”. Adopting his new name, Chip Taylor turned to ballads such as Here I Am - 1961. He then recorded an album with Al Gorgoni, credited to Just Us, I Can't Grow Peaches On A Cheery Tree - 1965, and two albums with Al Gorgoni and Trade Martin, Gorgoni, Martin & Taylor - 1971 and Gotta Get Back to Cisco - 1972. 

The debut LP by Chip Taylor, is an album with pop, folk rock and country influences, was originally released on Buddah Records and featured collaborations with guitarist John Platania - a collaborator with Van Morrison ), bassist John "Skinny" Regan and drummer Billy Carruthers. It opens with the single “Londonderry Company”, an acoustic American -style ballad with strings and flute sounds set in a city - Londonderry) in Northern Ireland.
1. Londonderry Company - 3:30
2. Angel Of The Morning - 4:14
3. Home Again (Carole King) - 2:55
4. Lady Lisa - 3:05
5. Oh My Marie - 4:02
6. Gasoline - 2:15
7. Lightning (Don't Stay Mad With Me) - 3:39
8. Dirty Matthew - 3:09
9. You Didn't Get Here Last Night - 3:35
10.Swear To God, Your Honor (Chip Taylor, Al Gorgoni) - 4:32
All songs by Chip Taylor except where stated

*Chip Taylor - Guitars, Violin, Vocals
*Billy Carruthers - Drums
*Vic Serman - Clarinet, Congas, Drums, Flute, Saxophone, Tambourine
*John Platania - Electric, Acoustic Guitars
*John Regan - Bass
*Joe Renda - Organ, Piano
*Deborah Rothrock - Piano, Background Vocals
*Von Smith - Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
*Rob Young - Harp, Strings 
*Tony Hicks - Background Vocals