Molly Hatchet: Flirtin’ with Disaster (1979, Epic)

"Flirtin with Disaster" was an obvious reference to the the band’s insistence on dressing like stumble-bums and the negative effect it had on their ability to get laid.

Mason Proffit: Movin’ Toward Happiness (1971, Happy Tiger)

Mason Proffit killed Indians…with their music.

Earth, Wind & Fire: I Am (1979, Columbia)

When I grow up, I want to be Earth, Wind and Fire.

Eddie Money: Life for the Taking (1979, Columbia)

Unlike some artists, Eddie Money didn’t have to work hard to look super gay in the late 70’s. It just came natural.

Santana: Zebop (1981, Columbia)

Before being discovered by Rob Thomas, Carlos Santana was happy making his living as a Latino John Oates impersonator.

SIDE A

1. Changes (4:28)

2. E Papa Rè (4:33)

3. Primera Invasion (2:08)

4. Searchin’ (3:55)

5. Over and Over (4:49)

6. Winning (3:28)

SIDE B

1. Tales of Kilimanjaro (3:25)

2. The Sensitive Kind (3:33)

3. American Gypsy (3:37)

4. I Love You Much Too Much (4:43)

5. Brightest Star (4:50)

6. Hannibal (3:43)

Boston: Don’t Look Back (1978, Epic)

Know what’s great about the band Boston? 

Neither do I.

(OK, fine, this title track’s pretty solid.)

SIDE B

1 Don’t Look Back (6:00)

2 The Journey (1:41)

3 It’s Easy (4:26)

4 A Man I’ll Never Be (6:40)

SIDE B

1 Feelin’ Satisfied (4:14)

2 Party (4:05)

3 Used To Bad News (2:54)

4 Don’t Be Afraid (3:42)

Art Garfunkel: Breakaway (1975, Columbia)

Why does Art Garfunkle look so pissed?  Because the pimp on Broadway explicitly promised him that the hooker he’d send would not look exactly like Lou Reed on the Transformer cover.  The pimp lied.  Pimps tend to do that.

SIDE A

1. I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever) (3:47)

2. Rag Doll (3:03)

3. Break Away (3:31)

4. Disney Girls (4:32)

5. Waters of March (Aguas de Março) (3:34)

SIDE B

1. My Little Town (3:51)

2. I Only Have Eyes For You (3:36)

3. Looking For The Right One (3:20)

4. 99 Miles From L.A. (3:29)

5. The Same Old Tears On A New Background (3:42)

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Steve Martin: Let’s Get Small (1977, Warner Brothers)

"Hanging out at a marina when Steve Martin called.  Singin’ anybody there really want to get small." —Jimmy Buffet, “Manana”

SIDE 1 

1. Ramblin’ Man/Theme from Ramblin’ Man (2:14)

2. Vegas (5:45)

3. Let’s Get Small (13:34)

SIDE 2 

1. Smoking (2:10)

2. One Way to Leave Your Lover (1:33)

3. Mad at My Mother (1:22)

4. Excuse Me (2:32)

5. Grandmother’s Song (3:33)

6. Funny Comedy Gags (3:05)

7. Closing (2:02)

Al Stewart: Year of the Cat (1976, Janus)

As Uncle Guy always said, “If it smells like fish, have another dish.” 

He’s so deep in the closet that he’s actually out. 

SIDE 1 

1 Lord Grenville (5:02)

2 On the Border (3:23)

3 Midas Shadow (3:16)

4 Sand in Your Shoes (3:04) 

5 If it Doesn’t Come Naturally, Leave It (4:30)

SIDE 2 

1 Flying Sorcery (4:22)

2 Broadway Hotel (3:58)

3 One Stage Before (4:41)

4 Year of the Cat (6:37)

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Barry White: The Message is Love (1979, Unlimited Gold)

The message is quite clear - when loving gets hot and heavy, Barry wears the flattering (in his own mind) nickname “Old Vinegar Balls” as a badge of honor.

SIDE A

1 It Ain’t Love Babe (Until You Give It) 4:19

2 Hung Up In Your Love 4:09

3 You’re The One I Need 4:22

4 Any Fool Could Dee (You Were Meant For Me) 4:44

SIDE B

1 Love Ain’t Easy 5:37

2 I’m On Fire 5:40

3 I Found Love 6:57

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