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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

THREE DOG NIGHT 1973! - REVISITING THE BLACK SHEEP OF TDN ALBUMS CALLED "CYAN" - THE HORROR!!

While still on the old traditional two record a year contracts, this nondescript lp seemingly appeared out of nowhere in late '73. The extravagant packaging of the two previous albums wasn't the only change though. For the first time in their career, three originals appeared on this album, all written by the lead guitar player Michael Allsup. While still containing a nice variety of songs, the album had a very noticeable spiritual slant and more introspective than others. Funny enough the album's single Shambala was one of their biggest hits yet most have never heard any of the other songs. Oh, and for you drummers out there, check out my man Floyd Sneed on track 4, "Riding Thumb" which really highlights that sloppy but oh no nice kick drum he had....The Horror!! As a boneless, excellent article below with 10 other TDN non-hits. 

Deep Tracks: Three Dog Night - REBEAT Magazine

Three Dog Night really got a bad rap back in their heyday. Saddled with the (mis)fortune of being a non-stop hit machine for a good six or seven years, critics dismissed them because they didn't write a huge majority of their recordings. Call it the "Monkees Syndrome," perhaps.

THE HORROR!!

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