Thursday, August 28, 2008

Album Of The Day #40: DARK HORSE - George Harrison

Title: Dark Horse
Artist: George Harrison
Label: Apple/Capitol/EMI
Year: 1974
Songs: Hari's On Tour (Express)/Simply Shady/So Sad/Bye Bye, Love*/Ding Dong, Ding Dong/Dark Horse/Far East Man**/It Is "He" (Jai Sri Krishna)
Written by: George Harrison, except *Felice & Boudleaux Bryand (Parody lyrics by George Harrison) and **George Harrison & Ron Wood
Produced by: George Harrison
Thoughts: This is one of the most underrated Beatle solo records. Yes, George does have laryngitis, rendering his vocals nearly inaudible, but that doesn't mean that the songs aren't good. The only true stinker is his less-than-memorable cover of "Bye Bye, Love," although if your wife ran off with your best friend, I wonder how you would feel. I love "Far East Man" and "Dark Horse," songs that feature the best of George's unique ability to mix religion with good, old-fashion Rock 'n' Roll. Hopefully, this album will see a full remastering job in the coming years, complete with the hilarious B-Side, "I Don't Care Anymore".
Rating: 8/10

Can you believe I've written forty of these? Hope everyone's enjoying them!

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