Friday, September 01, 2006

Gerry Rafferty "Can I Have My Money Back?"
(UK Folk-Rock 1971)

The gifted Gerry Rafferty sometimes soared the staggering singer/songwriter heights of that unattainable deity, Dylan. Unfortunately, this cynical Scot also encountered a variety of corporate roadblocks (hence the title track) that continually affected his productivity. Another blatant shot at the bigwigs looms in "Sign on the Dotted Line," written with future Stealers Wheel partner Joe Egan (the duo detailed industry fatigue further in the sinister "Stuck in the Middle With You"). The limited Rafferty works that actually made it to wax remain potent years later. Song by song, Rafferty delineates life ("New Street Blues"), love ("Didn't I"), and fitness ("Mr Universe") with a classy professionalism that still retains an emotional impact, a trait unique to the '70s, and Rafferty is a consummate '70s star. This record harnesses the cosmic production presence prevalent in the latter discs of the decade, when Rafferty's commercial Renaissance arrived with City to City, but returns to earth with intrinsically fluid melodies, facile poetry, and folksy playing. Simply superlative, Can I Have My Money back is the first of too few full-lengths from a sporadic but splendid talent. ~ Doug Stone, All Music Guide

4 Comments:

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01 September, 2006 13:47  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you re-post please?

24 October, 2006 16:20  
Blogger panos1 said...

Thanks for this album i never knew that gerry had this album!
Is there any possibility to see someday "NIGHT OWL" posted here?

Thanks again!

24 October, 2006 21:23  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks

08 March, 2012 05:24  

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