“Attempted Mustache” by Loudon Wainwright III - album review

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

TJR says

Loudon's fourth was recorded with Nashville session men and largely fails to catch-a-fire with me, although his semi-remake of Woody Guthrie's “New York Town” redone as “I Am The Way (New York Town)” has the live audience in a state of shock and awe as he (playfully) flirts with the blasphemy laws. Best on side two is “The Man Who Couldn’t Cry”, which is much more like the Loudon I like; a stripped-back, dry and compelling storyteller, this one being a six minute tragi-tale of a man who faces all sorts of trials and tribulations but remains emotionless until the day he dies of dehydration. When he gets it right it's a laugh-a-long-a-Loudon all the way!

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A1 [02:26] 5.8.png Loudon Wainwright III - The Swimming Song (Loudon Wainwright III) Folk Rock / Americana
A2 [02:31] 4.7.png Loudon Wainwright III - A.M. World (Loudon Wainwright III) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A3 [02:27] 5.9.png Loudon Wainwright III - Bell Bottom Pants (Loudon Wainwright III) Songwriter
A4 [02:47] 4.5.png Loudon Wainwright III - Liza (Loudon Wainwright III) Folk
A5 [03:12] 6.4.png Loudon Wainwright III - I Am The Way (New York Town) [live] (Loudon Wainwright III, Woody Guthrie) Alternative Folk
A6 [03:37] 5.1.png Loudon Wainwright III - Clockwork Chartreuse (Loudon Wainwright III) Soft Rock / A.O.R.
B1 [03:55] 4.6.png Loudon Wainwright III - Down Drinking At The Bar (Loudon Wainwright III) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B2 [06:16] 7.7.png Loudon Wainwright III - The Man Who Couldn’t Cry (Loudon Wainwright III) Songwriter
B3 [02:45] 5.3.png Loudon Wainwright III - Come A Long Way (Kate McGarrigle) Songwriter
B4 [03:45] 3.6.png Loudon Wainwright III - Nocturnal Stumblebutt (Loudon Wainwright III) Soft Rock / A.O.R.
B5 [02:02] 6.0.png Loudon Wainwright III - Dilated To Meet You (Loudon Wainwright III) Songwriter
B6 [02:55] 4.3.png Loudon Wainwright III - Lullaby (Loudon Wainwright III) Songwriter

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