Originally Posted by smasher50
thunderclap newman - Hollywood dream
As I so often said back in the 70s: "Far Out"
Was so cool to see smasher50 mention Hollywood Dream. My intro to the album and Thunderclap Newman was not long after Christmas 1970 (almost positive was Jan 1971) on a snowy, frigid Long Island afternoon.
A crazy character I knew from a summer job, had me over, he spun the LP, and we listened through a haze of "peace pipe" smoke. Was never big on listening to the radio so had not even heard Something In The Air.
Of course I liked that song, but Accidents is what became my favorite for the cool fuzz guitar riff. After getting the album myself played Accidents countless times on a Large Advent/KLH 6 four speaker set-up. (each speaker pair powered by its own Dynaco SCA-80 amp)
Thank you smasher50 for bringing me back to the days when my room was a gathering place for the good friends of our crowd.
Fast forwarding to 1995 or 96, found Hollywood Dream on CD in a used record/CD store in Kent, Ohio, while my late daughter Sarah was attending Kent State. Am happy to say that Sarah liked the album too, but there was one problem with the CD. My old favorite, Accidents was included in a much truncated form, being only several minutes long instead of the former length of roughly 9 minutes.
But years later, bought or ordered another copy of Hollywood Dream on CD, (maybe from a now defunct store called Digital Daze, must have been in my own daze can't remember source of CD for sure) and this time was elated to find that Accidents was included in its original form. BTW, have not had any vinyl recordings since the late 1980s when I sold the last of my records, after some had already been taken in a robbery that also took my audio equipment and put me in the hospital. Anyway, don't mean to bum anyone out, but rather, want to fix a cup of coffee and go down to our theater/music room and blow away any dust resting on speaker grille cloths, by shaking some air with a nice, loud playing of Accidents.
Thanks again, smasher50, for sparking some great memories and putting me in a really good frame of mind.