Rodriguez - Cold Fact - 1970 Psych Folk Soul 180 Grm LP

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Rodriguez - Cold Fact



Label: Light In The Attic

LITA036

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Remastered, Repress, 180 Grams


Country: US

Released: 31 Jul 2012
( Originally Released on Sussex · LP 1970 · )

Genre: Funk / Soul, Rock

Style: Folk Rock, Psychedelic

Barcode is not printed onto sleeve. It is on a sticker on the cellophane Exact release date is also given on this sticker.



Tracklist




A1 Sugar Man

3:49

A2 Only Good For Conversation

2:24

A3 Crucify Your Mind

2:32

A4 This Is Not A Song, It's An Outburst: Or, The Establishment Blues

2:07

A5 Hate Street Dialogue

2:34

A6 Forget It

1:50





B1 Inner City Blues

3:27

B2 I Wonder

2:34

B3 Like Janis

2:36

B4 Gommorah (A Nursery Rhyme)

2:21

B5 Rich Folks Hoax

3:06

B6 Jane S. Piddy

3:00





Credits

Artwork By [Original Cover Design]– Nancy Chester, See / Hear! & How!
Bass– Bob Babbitt
Drums– Andrew Smith
Electric Guitar– Dennis Coffey
Engineer– Mike Theodore, Milan Bogden
Executive Producer [Reissue Executive Producers]– Matt Sullivan, Josh Wright, Chris Ferraro
Keyboards [Keys], Arranged By [Brass/string Arrangements]– Mike Theodore
Leader [Strings]– Gorden Staples
Mixed By [Original Album Re-mix]– Ray Hall
Other [Essay: Drop Out, Drop In: Rodriguez And His Music]– Kevin "Spireano" Howes
Other [Essay: My First Introduction To The World Of Rodriguez]– Dennis Coffey
Other [Essay: Rodriguez: The South African Story]– Stephen "Sugar" Segerman (with Farell Russak)
Other [Essay: The Poet Of Cass Corridor]– Mike Theodore
Percussion– Bob Pangborn
Photography [Original Album Cover Photo]– Bob Flath Of Ransier And Anderson
Producer, Arranged By– Mike Theodore And Dennis Coffey
Reissue Producer– Matt Sullivan
Remastered By– Dave Cooley
Saxophone [Baritone Sax]– Carl Reatz
Strings– Detroit Symphony
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar– Sixto Rodriguez
Written-By– Gary Harvey (tracks: A5, B4), Mike Theodore, & Dennis Coffey (tracks: A5, B4), Sixto Rodriguez (tracks: A1 to A4, A6 to B3, B5, B6)

Cold Fact is the debut album from American singer-songwriter Rodriguez. It was released in the USA on the Sussex label in March 1970. It is notable that while the album sold very poorly in the United States (Rodriguez was himself an unknown in the States), it managed to sell well in both South Africa and Australia without Rodriguez himself even knowing.

In 1971 the album was released in South Africa by A&M Records, who were by then the owners of the Sussex label. In 1976, several thousand copies of Cold Fact were found in a New York warehouse and sold out in Australia in a few weeks. It went to #23 on the Australian album charts, staying on the charts for 55 weeks. In 1998 Cold Fact was awarded a platinum disc in South Africa, and was 5x platinum in Australia. Rodriguez has since toured South Africa and Australia with much success, but remains relatively unknown in his native country of USA.

This began to change after the reissues of his albums in the U.S. by Light In The Attic Records in 2008 and 2009, and even further in 2012 with the documentary film Searching for Sugar Man, which soon led to appearances on major American television shows like 60 Minutes and The Late Show with David Letterman .

Cold Fact was featured as a "Buried Treasure" in the August 2002 issue of Mojo

Opening with the bizarre "Sugar Man," a whining ode to a drug dealer which makes surprisingly effective use of an oddball arrangement of bass clarinet, theramined guitar and various sound effects;
then segueing into the misogynistic pre-heavy metal of "Only Good for Conversation" and the pretty, lightly orchestrated neo-Biblical folk of "Crucify Your Mind,"
COLD FACT shows Rodriguez employing a different approach on nearly every track, with consistently strong and intelligent lyrics riding atop the results.

Other highlights include "Establishment Blues," with its sly laundry-list of urban woes capped off by the stinging "...and you tell me that this is where it's at";

a tearjerking two-minute ballad, "Forget It"

the lopingly infectious "Inner-City Blues" (no relation to the Marvin Gaye tune of the same title)
"Rich Folks Hoax," with its dour and self-explanatory message;

Like Janis," which closes the album on possibly its strongest note with a beautiful arrangement backing some equally beautiful poetry ("Don't try to impress me; you're just pins and paint. And don't try to charm me with things that you ain't.").

Each song is a gem in its own right,



Notes


Searching for Sugar Man - Official UK Trailer


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Rodriguez - Sugar Man

the bizarre "Sugar Man," a whining ode to a drug dealer which makes surprisingly effective use of an oddball arrangement of bass clarinet, theramined guitar and various sound effects;


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Rodriguez - Sugar Man (Live on KEXP)


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Rodriguez - Cold Fact

Must Have Album(s

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Searching for Sugar Man Interview with Director Malik Bendjelloul and Rodriguez


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Rodriguez - Crucify Your Mind

Amazing song. Jawdropping story


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Rodriguez - Crucify Your Mind
David Letterman 8-14-12

My favorite song by Rodriguez... The citizens of South Africa were given a long overdue chance at redemption with this movie. Their government was the problem.

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Rodriguez - Like Janis


a beautiful arrangement backing some equally beautiful poetry

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Rodriguez - Hate Street Dialogue

born in Detroit, Michigan on the 10th of July 1942. He was named 'Sixto' because he was the sixth child in his family. Rodriguez's parents were middle-class immigrants from Mexico, who left in the 1920s. In most of his songs he takes a political stance on the cruelties facing the inner-city poor.

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Rodriguez - Inner City Blues

I am very happy he introduced me to Sixto. Having said this, Sixto does not soothe the soul. Sixto is a timeless warning, and forever I will consider him a reminder, and a warning, to take in your surroundings - and to become active when society is in decline/when what is isn't right.

Thank-you for you wisdom, Sixto -


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Rodriguez - Forget It -

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Rodriguez - Forget It - Roundhouse, London - November 2012

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Rodriguez - This Is Not A Song, It's An Outburst: Or, The Establishment Blues (9-15-12)


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Rodriguez - Rich Folks Hoax

The other musician he's often compared to is Bob Dylan and with good reason. But I think a stronger case could be made if he's compared alongside Rockdrigo Gonzalez (who died in 1985 at the age of 34) but his lyrics are only in Spanish so he's not widely known. Of course, Rodriguez stands in his own right.

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Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Label Light In The Attic
Color Black