Cold Fact by CD at WA Tunes. MPN: LITACD 36. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. It s one of the lost classics of the 60s, a psychedelic masterpiece drenched in colour and inspired by life, love, poverty, rebellion, and, of course, jumpers, coke, sweet mary jane . The album is Cold Fact, and what s more intriguing is that its maker a shadowy figure known as Rodriguez was, for many years, lost too. A decade ago, he was rediscovered working on a Detroit building site, unaware that his defining album had become not only a cult classic, but for the people of South Africa, a
Product Description & Reviews
It s one of the lost classics of the 60s, a psychedelic masterpiece drenched in colour and inspired by life, love, poverty, rebellion, and, of course, jumpers, coke, sweet mary jane . The album is Cold Fact, and what s more intriguing is that its maker a shadowy figure known as Rodriguez was, for many years, lost too. A decade ago, he was rediscovered working on a Detroit building site, unaware that his defining album had become not only a cult classic, but for the people of South Africa, a beacon of revolution. Sixto Diaz Rodriguez was born in 1942 to Mexican immigrant parents in Detroit, Michigan. He recorded Cold Fact his debut album in 1969, and released it in March 1970. It s crushingly good stuff, filled with tales of bad drugs, lost love, and itchy-footed songs about life in late 60s inner-city America. Gun sales are soaring/Housewives find life boring/Divorce the only answer/Smoking causes cancer, says the Dylan-esque Establishment Blues. But the album sank without trace, thanks, in part, to some of Rodriguez s more idiosyncratic behavior, like performing at an industry showcase with his back to the audience throughout. As his music career became a memory, Rodriguez s legend was growing on the other side of the world. In South Africa and, to a lesser extent, Rhodesia, Australia and New Zealand, Cold Fact had become a major word of mouth success, particularly among young people in the South African armed forces, who identified with its counter-cultural bent. But Rodriguez was an enigma not even the label knew where to find him and his demise became the subject of debate and conjecture. Some rumors said he d died of a heroin overdose or burned to death on stage. But the tide began to turn in 1996, when journalist Craig Bartholemew set out to get to the bottom of the mystery. After many dead ends, he found Rodriguez alive, well, free and perfectly sane in Detroit, ending years of speculation. Rodriguez himself had no idea about his fame in South Africa (the album had gone multi-platinum, Rodriguez has received not so much as a Rand in royalties), and embarked on a triumphant South African tour followed, filling 5,000 capacity venues across the country. Rodriguez was still largely unknown in the northern hemisphere until 2002, when Sugar Man, the album s extra-terrestrially wonderful lead track, was picked up by David Holmes. The DJ discovered the album in a New York record store, and included it on his Come Get It, I Got It compilation, re-recording the song with Rodriguez for his Free Association project a year later. Now, Light In The Attic is set to commit Cold Fact to CD for audiences in the UK and America, who can finally find out why halfway across the world Rodriguez is spoken of in the same reverent tones as The Doors, Love and Jimi Hendrix.
Features & Highlights
|Manufacturer:||Light In The Attic|
|Part Number:||LITACD 36|
|Publisher:||Light In The Attic|
|Studio:||Light In The Attic|
|Item Weight:||0.19 pounds|
|Item Size:||4.88 x 0.35 x 0.35 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.18 pounds|
|Package Size:||4.97 x 0.54 x 0.54 inches|
Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?
If you have any questions about this product, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.
Related Best Sellers
By Lost Highway
mpn: B0015193, ean: 0008817023519,
mpn: 31453 7459-2, ean: 0792837168557,
Import pressing of this ace collection now deleted in the US! Van Morrison has boldly followed his own musical path since the '60s and this compilatio...
mpn: 724359049120, ean: 0724359049120,
With nine Grammy Awards, more than 15 million album sales and a membership in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame under her belt, this babe from Burbank, C...
By Sony Music
mpn: 8 3 00759505, ean: 0886975950522,
BRANDI CARLILE GIVE UP THE GHOSTBRANDI CARLILE GIVE UP THE GHOST.
mpn: 2709106, ean: 0602527091068,
UK LP pressing. 2009 debut album from the hotly tipped UK outfit fonted by Florence Welch. Lungs, produced by Paul Epworth, James Ford and Steve Macka...
mpn: 0093624978992, ean: 0093624978992,
A quadruple platinum #1 smash and the best-selling album of 1972, Harvest was Neil Young's fourth solo effort. With the gold #1 'Heart Of Gold,' Top 4...
mpn: 45901, ean: 0081227971687,
2012 RE-ISSUE - RHINO ENT. R1-45901 / MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING SMASH/ HQ-180 GRAM VINYL CUT FROM THE ORIGINAL ANALOG MASTER AT RTIShrink-wrapped.
By Big Machine
mpn: ., ean: 0843930003976,
2010 release, the third album from the Country/Pop superstar. Speak Now is the follow-up to her multi-million-selling 2008 album, Fearless. The 21-yea...
mpn: 824721, ean: 0094638247210,
The Beatles' acclaimed original studio album remasters, released on CD in 2009, make their long-awaited stereo vinyl debut Manufactured on 180-gram, a...
mpn: 0619075, ean: 0011661907522,
The musical collaboration of the decade, Raising Sand is the sound of two iconic figures stepping out of their respective comfort zones and letting th...