“The New Age” by Canned Heat - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1973Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

Urgh, the sound of blues rock 1973. Boredum-de-dum. Influential Rock Critic Lester Bangs was fired from Rolling Stone for writing a “disrespectful” review of this album upon its release. Not having read it I couldn’t possibly comment, but maybe it’s got something to do with the unbefitting attempt at Dr. Hooky country bumpkin laughs. Not for me. Pass marks go out for the cover of The Robins “Framed” and new member James Shane’s contribution “Lookin’ For My Rainbow”, where Gospel singer Clara Ward appears in what would prove to be her very last recording. She died from a stroke on January 16th 1973, aged just 48. Are this band cursed? “New Age” would become the last album for Liberty/United Artists Records, the end of a 7-year-old relationship.

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A1 [02:46] 3.2.png Canned Heat - Keep It Clean (Bob Hite) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A2 [02:38] 3.2.png Canned Heat - Harley Davidson Blues (James Shane) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A3 [03:12] 2.4.png Canned Heat - Don’t Deceive Me (Bob Hite) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A4 [03:15] 4.0.png Canned Heat - You Can Run, But You Sure Can’t Hide (Ed Beyer) Country
A5 [05:24] 5.3.png Canned Heat - Lookin’ For My Rainbow (James Shane) Soul
B1 [02:29] 4.3.png Canned Heat - Rock And Roll Music (Bob Hite) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B2 [05:07] 5.2.png Canned Heat - Framed (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [06:04] 5.0.png Canned Heat - Election Blues (Ed Beyer) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B4 [05:36] 3.9.png Canned Heat - So Long Wrong (James Shane) Blues Rock / Soul Rock

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