Nickel


Band members                         Related acts

- P. Naumann - vocals

- Poor - vocals

- Artie Resnick - vocals

 

 

 

- none known

 

 

 


 

Genre: rock

Rating: 3 stars ***

Title:  Nickel

Company: Musicor

Catalog: MS 3205

Year: 1971

Country/State: US

Grade (cover/record): VG / VG

Comments: cut out hole

Available: 1

Catalog ID: not yet listed

Price: $100.00

 

 

Good luck finding a cheap, let alone pristine copy of this obscurity.  BY the same token, good luck finding any meaningful bibliographical information about the band ...  

 

Given the lack of information, I'm guessing these guys were a studio project, but I'm not even sure about that.  What little I can tell you is pulled off of the liner notes to 1971's "Nickel" and that's basically limited to the fact the ten songs were written by Naumann, Resnick (Artie?) and Poor, with the three also credited with production (Resnick and Naumann, Resnick and Poor). So what's it sound like?  Having listened to the album at least a dozen times its' certainly not bad, but doesn't have a great deal of musical focus.  At least to my ears it sounds like all three guys handle lead vocals.  One of the three is quite good (I'm guessing Resnick), while the other two are adequate vocalists.  As the opener 'Magical Powers' sports an attractive, but atypical lite-psych feel.  'Ride Easy' offers up a gorgeous slice of Byrds-styled jangle rock (and is the best song on the album), while the rest of the first side slides into harder rock territory ('Lady I'm Losing You', 'Mary B' and 'Somsara').  The flip side's equally varied with the standouts being the radio friendly 'Goodbye Old Friend' and the Texacana flavored 'Smuggler Dan'.  Elsewhere 'Saturday Night At the Fillmore' b/w '??' was tapped as an instantly obscure single (Musicor catalog number 1430).  Won't change your outlook on life, but pleasant and worth a couple of spins ...

 

"Nickel" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Magical Powers   (P Naumann - Artie Rensick) - 2:38

2.) Ride Easy   (Artie Resnick - Poor) - 2:26

3.) Lady I'm Losing You   (P Naumann - Artie Rensick) -  - 3:18

4.) Mary B   (P Naumann - Artie Rensick) -  - 2:45

5.) Somsara   (Artie Resnick - Poor) - 2:20

(side 2)
1.) Saturday Night At the Fillmore   (P Naumann) - 4:00

2.) Revolutionary Son   (P. Naumann) - 3:13

3.) Wish It Were True   (B. Merritt) - 3:06

4.) Smuggler Dan   (P Naumann - Artie Rensick) - 2:16

5.) Goodbye Old Friend   (P Naumann - Artie Rensick) - 2:14

 

 

 

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