The Edgar Winter Group – “They Only Come Out at Night”

The Sleeve:
105_5043 105_5045

The Gatefold:
105_5044

The Liner/Sleeve Notes:
None.

Personal Review:
I know the Edgar Winter Group was like a huge thing in the 70’s, not just for the fact Edgar is an albino – but they had a lot of good tracks.
The album opens with “Hangin’ Around” – and hey, it’s not so bad! Edgar Winter is pretty good. (I feel like I start reviews with that line way too much.) It’s actually really not bad, then again, this is more of my type of music here. After that comes “When it Comes” – and well, this one I don’t think too much of the vocals, he keeps doing this raunchy growly type of thing and it’s just awkward. The musicianship is pretty great. Then comes “Alta Mira” – which has a pretty nice beat, I definitely like this track. Then comes my favorite Edgar Winter track, “Free Ride” – and well, it’s honestly like one of the best tracks I’ve heard from the 70’s, and the whole thing is a stunning masterpiece. Edgar Winter definitely proves himself with this track right here! After that comes “Undercover Man” – which is another well known Edgar Winter track. It makes for a pretty amazing way to close the A-Side. (I’m questioning if my neighbors hear my blaring this album at full volume?)

The B-Side opens with “Round & Round” – which comes off as a pretty great track to open the B-Side with, it’s a little slower but still is great all around. “Rock N’ Roll Boogie Woogie Blues” follows next, it’s a slower, but pretty intense track. “Autumn” comes next, and it’s a slower track, but it’s nice. It’s one of those tracks that helps you understand all the feelings that you feel, if you know what I am saying? “We All Had a Good Time” follows next, and it’s pretty good. It’s a good time jam. (lame joke.) it’s really not a bad track, it’s kind of funk sounding. The album ends with the track “Frankenstein” – which when I got this album on my last birthday, the guy at the record store looked at me and said “duuude, that one is a great one man. It’ has the song ‘Frankenstein‘ on it, bud.” – and I was all like “OKAY!” – I however bought it because of “Free Ride” and the fact it’s Edgar Winter. The song is a pretty great jam session though – and boom, end of one of the greatest jam sessions – and one of the greatest albums of the 1970’s.

Interesting Facts:
None.

Track Listing:
A1 – Hangin’ Around
A2 – When it Comes
A3 – Alta Mira
A4 – Free Ride
A5 – Undercover Man

B1 – Round & Round
B2 – Rock N’ Roll Boogie Woogie Blues
B3 – Autumn
B4 – We All Had a Good Time
B5 – Frankenstein

Label:
Epic

Catalog Number:
PE 31584

Studio Musicians & Other Album Credits:
Produced by Rick Derringer
Technical Director – Bill Szymczyk
Organic Director – Steve Paul
Lead & Background Vocals, Piano, ARP Synthesizer, Organ, Clavinet, Marimba, Saxophone & Timbales – Edgar Winter
Lead Guitar, 12 String Guitar & Mandolin – Ronnie Montrose
Lead & Background Vocals, Bass, Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele & Maracas – Dan Hartman
Drums, Congas & Background Vocals – Chuck Ruff
Bass – Randy Jo Hobbs
Drums – Johnny Badanajeke
Cover Design – John Berg
Front & Back Photos – Francesco Scavullo
Inside Photos – Norman Seef
Jewelry – Kenneth Jay Lane
Slide Guitar, Pedal Steel, Bass, Background Vocals & Claves – Rick Derringer

Other Albums I Own by The Edgar Winter Group:
None.

Released:
1972

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