Loudon Wainwright III Album III

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  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 8/5/71, p.43
"...a good example of why Wainwright is head and shoulder above other songwriters...Wainwright's songs explore the outer limits of loneliness and unhappiness...but it's accomplished with a rare musical integrity and a lack of self-righteousness..."
Rolling Stone - 10/26/72, p.58
"..posessed of a marvelous sense of humor, both whimsical and earthy...Wainwright's singing has never been more restrained and moving...a comic genius who has it in him to become the Chaplin of rock.."

Tracks:

  • 1.Dead Skunk
  • 2.Red Guitar
  • 3.East Indian Princess
  • 4.Muse Blues
  • 5.Hometeam Crowd
  • 6.B Side
  • 7.Needless To Say
  • 8.Smokey Joe's Cafe
  • 9.New Paint
  • 10.Trilogy (Circa 1967)
  • 11.Drinking Song
  • 12.Say That You Love Me

Product Description:

In 1972, after two solid albums of smartly written songs that were at once poetically resonant and wiseguy tipsy, Loudon Wainwright released ALBUM III, a collection that opened with what proved to be his biggest hit to its point, "Dead Skunk." A song of seemingly little consequence, "Dead Skunk" became a song that Wainwright was never able to escape over the ensuing decades. However, as chart hits do, the song exposed him to a much wider audience.
ALBUM III proved to be the right album for people to join the Loudon Wainwright fanbase. The singer/songwriter is backed by a rocking little combo that kicks up country dust with urban grit; a track like "East River Princess" is not too far removed from the sound of the Band. This album also includes Wainwright's enduring "Red Guitar" and "Drinking Song."

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