Login
Username

Password



Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Latest Comments
Black Sabbath - 1989 Devi...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Head...
Neal Schon - 1989 Softly ...
Getting back into this al...
Neal Schon - 1989 The The...
Valentine - 1990 Where Ar...
Burns Sisters - 1989 Answ...
Distance - 1989 Speech Of...
Distance - 1989 Softly Sp...
Well her real name is Fra...
It is weird that her firs...
Franne Golde - 1980 The N...
Masquerade - 1992 Sudden ...
I look to the sky with a ...
Lame arsed Home Counties...
Filth. Utter, Utter, Utter.
Another fine example of a...
For me Salisbury is their...
Can't believe I never com...
I saw Priest live in 2005...
Shoutbox
You must login to post a message.

gdazegod
19-11-2017 09:44
Burn (UK) will have their new album 'Ice Age' released in Japan via Marquee/Avalon on Nov 22. The album is then released worldwide on Jan 19th 2018 via Melodicrock Records.

gdazegod
19-11-2017 09:40
I was a bit cranky last week, waiting for various things to happen with the website transition. God it's good to be back. Didn't Gary Glitter sing a song like that? dogrun

gdazegod
19-11-2017 07:06
Note to all Members. Please review your Message inboxes. Some of these are getting rather large. Thanks.

gdazegod
19-11-2017 03:05
OK, all the YouTube videos are working again. Just use the YT link, and then encase in tags [ youtube] at the start, [/ youtube] at the end. Cool. Thumbs Up

gdazegod
12-11-2017 02:39
Starting to crank out some reviews now. Woah!

Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 1972 Articles » Lodi - 1972 Lodi
 
Lodi - 1972 Lodi



ARTIST: Lodi
ALBUM: Lodi
LABEL: Mo West Records (Motown)
SERIAL: MW 1011
YEAR: 1972

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Beau Charles - lead guitar, vocals * John Charles - bass, vocals * Ritchie Constanza - guitars, vocals * Eric Swanson - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 I Hope I See It In My own Lifetime * 02 Most Of All * 03 Here To Stay * 04 Happiness * 05 Spinning * 06 2000 Miles From Home * 07 Decisions * 08 I Like What You Take * 09 My Dorene * 10 Follow The Wind * 11 Colors In The Sky


Background
Formed by the brothers Beau and John Charles formerly of The Knickerbockers, a band often mistaken for The Beatles and consequently managed a Fab Four influenced top twenty hit with 'Lies' which was later covered by numerous artists including Styx for their 'Man Of Miracles' album. Truly a one hit wonder but not for a lack of trying. Beau and John kept the band going until 1971, when they signed to Motown Records subsidiary - Mowest records and changed their name to the more hip and Country rock-ish sounding - Lodi. As the story goes Mowest spent some serious cash on the record and band but did little in the way of promotion and Lodi disappeared into the sunset.


The Songs
This is damn near a great record that deserved a better shot. Solid production, sharp and crisp resulting in a dusty cross between America, Three Dog Night, Joe Cocker and The Beatles circa 1969 and at times - vaguely proggy. Good natured and easy going, Lodi where a capable band of pop merchants who knew catchy songs, strong harmonies and tight guitar licks were the way to go. The first three cuts, in particular the lovely 'Here To Stay' show Lodi at their best and the album's only single 'Happiness' is none to shabby either sounding like an outtake from the first Crabby Appleton album. It's too bad it was released several months before the LP hit the stores - silly record companies.


In Summary
I pull out this record about once a year giving it a few spins for pure enjoyment and it seems to be growing in reputation among collectors of early '70s obscurities which will hopefully lead to a CD reissue at some point. Fingers crossed.


All written content on this website is copyrighted.
Copying of material without permission is not permitted.


 
This article has been tagged
Tags: Lodi 
 
Comments
#1 | super80boy on November 17 2013 02:35:37
Cool obscurity that is packed with pop rock melodies and touches of early 70's AOR in some songs. You can really hear the Beatles influences on 'My Dorene' and "Follow the Wind'. Would very much agree with the reviewer's assessment above, these brothers were over-looked and they had some serious creative talent. Another gem is the hand clapping, guitar plucking 'Most Of All'. I'm already looking forward to spinning this one again soon.
#2 | gdazegod on November 17 2013 04:13:11
Just as well it's Lodi and not (err cough) Lordi!
 
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
 
Ratings
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

No Ratings have been Posted.
 
Articles Cloud
Takasaki, Akira - 1982 Tusk Of Jaguar, Oldfield, Mike - 1980 QE2, Alternativa - 2005 A Night In Starlight, Coastline - 2003 Coastline, Clannad - 1987 Sirius, Secret Steps - 1985 Confidential, Crysys - 1981 Hard As Rock, Physical Rocket - 2001 Rising Is My Trend, Shipley, Ellen - 1983 Call Of The Wild, REO Speedwagon - 1990 The Earth, A Small Man, His Dog And A Chicken, Best Of 2010 - 2011 Dangerzone, Off Broadway - 1980 Quick Turns, Joleen - 1988 Joleen, ZZ Top - 2012 La Futura, Murasaki - 1975 Murasaki
Tags©
Slaves To Fashion Joe Cocker Thunder (UK) Dweezil Zappa Lazy Racer Motorhead Metallica Hydra Spoon Feedas Doobie Bros UFO The Dads Takara Rock Candy Records Ratt Tommy Nilsson Rock Candy Records Stampede Krokus Fringe Benefit Brazen Abbot Nikolo Kotsev Deep Purple Lordi Saga M.D.G Matthew Guarnere VXN Seven Witches Boneyard Dog Alliance Sly Fox Redd Kross Venturia
All Tags
Search DDG