not new music tuesdays
Richard and Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (1974, Island)
I could probably do this column for a couple months writing solely about records released on Island in 1974. Kevin Ayers, John Cale, King Crimson, Eno, Nico, Roxy Music and Sparks all put out fantastic albums that year. This particular album, Thompson's second since leaving the Fairport Convention, may not be a glam/prog/weirdo masterpiece, but it is one of the better 'drinking and sex' themed English folk albums that I've heard.
There is a pretty good chance that Richard Thompson will play a few songs from this record tonight at the Lakewood Theater. Well, I hope that it's him playing, the Lakewood's website calendar says 'An Evening with Ricahrd Thompson.'