15 December, 2012


THE NASHVILLE TEENS - 'I'm A Lonely One' (New World NW 6002) 1972

By the time the very first Nashville Teens album was released in 1972 they had effectively disbanded. This was a strange release on New World as it contained some old hits like 'Tobacco Road' but mostly misses in the form of 'All Along The Watchtower' and 'Biggest Night Of Her Life'...

The outstanding cuts were reserved for Side 2. Here, the casual listener was probably bewildered by the tripped out psychedelia of 'I'm A Lonely One' and the strange 'Ex Kay One Lx'. The beautiful acid folk reverie of 'Day And Night' is a pure joy, so to is the delightful 'Widdicombe Fair'.

These four songs probably date from 1968 and were unreleased at the time. 'I'm A Lonely One' b/w 'Ex Kay One Lx' would have made a perfect psych single. It's a crime that they weren't released at the time.


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