This didn't appear to help their career as much as one might expect since, by all accounts, he was a lousy manager. He did better as a movie producer having put out some profitable gems like Macon County Line & Ode to Billie Joe. James Quill Smith still performs and has a recent CD. Vocalists Dobie Gray (who appears on the 1st but not the 2nd of these) and Tata Vega (who appears on both) both went on to productive careers that continue to this day, and at least some of the other band members are still playing music as well. Pianist Ronnie Barron, in addition to his musical efforts, also went on to play the sleazy bartender in Steven Seagal's Above the Law. Prophesy Records, which issued both of these albumes, was distributed by Atlantic that only had a few releases including a couple Kraut rock bands, a Clifton Chenier album & Quincy Jones' soundtrack for The Hot Rock--odd selection to say the least. Interestingly, Pollution I won a Grammy for it's cover (done by Gene Brownell).
It's a good cover but I like the one for Pollution II better. On the other hand, I prefer the music on the 1st one. The music on both releases is soul-inspired rock with horns and occassional nods to country rock. I wouldn't call it psychedelic but it definitely draws on 60s era rock as well as period social concerns. The first album is is the funkiest of the two, in part because of the contribution of Dobie Gray, who has a much more soulful sound than the vocalists on the 2nd album. Tracklist for Pollution I Travelin' High (With the Lord) This Feelin' Won't Last Long Ballad of a Well-Known Gun Do You Really Have a Heart Dry Dream Underdog River Lo and Behold Mother Earth & for Pollution II Hospitals Vegetable Soup Polly The End How Does It Feel Why Sharecropper's Blues Allen P.
Ader Just the Way Foolhearted Woman 4) Dutch pop/rock quartet from Leiden. A demo has been recorded for the Ontzettend Leiden Bandcoaching project, an album is in the making. 5) Pollution is a HC Spanish band since 1999 6) Grung,Alternative Rock Band From Thailand 7) Czech drum'n'bass project active in the 90's 8) Brutal death metal/grind band from Minnesota, USA. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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