Week 1: Kinky

By: Lafayette

Jan 02 2009

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Category: 1974

22 Comments

Originally posted at 4BB 2.0 on August 27, 2008:

Our frequent collaborator Ricardo just sent us this great find: Paul Kelly’s “Hooked, Hogtied & Collared” from 1974! Best of all is that it’s an album that I’ve never seen or heard – which really doesn’t happen often enough these days! And did I mention it’s really, I mean really, great too…which makes this an even rarer occasion, at least to me!

OK, the cover’s looks real kinky, but so what?! The say “never judge a book by the cover” (well, I kinda love doing just that…especially when it comes to old records), but in his case it’s not that far fetched. After some research, I found Paul Kelly to be a fairly outspoken kind of person…but OK, yeah, the cover is taking it all a bit too far! He actually thought so himself later on, although he’s credited with creating the concept along with the record company’s art department! In an interview (will come back to this one) he even said: “Oh no, someone else did that, although yes, I was doing a little scratchings at the time. I still do that. I have fun with that. I’ve been doing it since the fifties.”

Here’s a great rundown on Paul Kelly from Wikipedia that you really must read!

Thanks to Ricardo, I found a great Paul Kelly discography at Soul Cellar’s website, with some additional information as well – but best of all, a fantastic 2003 interview with Paul Kelly himself, that just must be read! In the interview he had this to say about the album:Although Paul agreed he sounded happy on the album overall, it transpired he was less than happy with the budget he got to make it: “Hooked, Hogtied & Collared had been a hit single. You had to have a hit to have an album back in them days – if you was black. If you was white, you could go and demand a hundred thousand dollars and cut you an album. And again there was not much promotion. I thought I should have been bigger with Warner Bros. I thought I should have made more money from the records. I was getting some money but that was mainly from being on the road.”

OK, before we get to the album I have to name some favorite cuts: the title cut is just awesome, the beautiful B-side opener “You Make Me Tremble” (Ricardo’s favourite too), the positive “I Believe I Can”, and the wicked “You Turned A Lion Into A Lamb”! Just listen to the preview snippet of the latter – and you’ll get to hear some sweet grooves, soaring strings and quite raunchy lyrics!

We can’t thank you enough for this great discovery, Ricardo!

Never re-issued on CD, but there’s two copies of the original vinyl in the $25 range available right here!

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22 comments on “Week 1: Kinky”

  1. All props to Ricardo!
    And don’t forget to show some appreciation…

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    • Hey, I love 4bb… But i dont see why the link protector is necessary, just keep the password for the encrypted file…

      My computer nearly freezes and mozilla takes 240k process or so when i open up that site, my friend has the same issue, please fix this

      but… thanks for the find! i am so glad you guys are open again!

  2. Your posts never disappoint me! Great to see y’all back again! Thanks for the link.

  3. Can’t tell you how pleased I am to see y’all back in business. And the new look is a winner. Thanks for all you do.

  4. Yo good to see you guys back, looking forward to good weather and good music, peace.

  5. thanks

  6. Nice, ya’ll the legends of this ish. 1

  7. Thanks Lafayette

  8. Good to see you brothers back in action. Love the album!!

  9. 4Brothers!!! back in business, glad you’re back fellas you were definitely missed. Thanks for the drop Ricardo…much appreciated

  10. manymanymanythankzzzzzzz!!

  11. just a question… when I try to open the zip, it tells me that is not allowed?????

    any help?

    thank you

    • You on a Mac, right Michel?! Get the free Stuffit Expander, it will solve your problems…and then there’s the password too of course! :¬)

  12. Thanks for posting

  13. Ta….

  14. Good to see some Paul Kelly. Thank you

  15. Thanks, Great post!

  16. […] last year on the old 4BB blog (you’ll find it reposted right here as well, go check out our Week 1 post)! About a month after that, thanks to our buddy Paros, we posted another Paul Kelly gem – […]

  17. […] Burn Me” from 1973 was released the year before the “Hooked, Hogtied & Collared” album that we posted earlier – and this is also a Buddy Killen/Paul Kelly collaboration…so […]

  18. Excellent! Thanks.

  19. Why do I feel like a 3 year old in a candy store with your site reopened? I am going to try not to stay up too late since I do need my wits about me for work with children and families. And yet………sigh. So much music to preview…..so little time. Thank you for putting me in that quandry, it really is one I love.

  20. […] Burn Me” from 1973 was released the year before the “Hooked, Hogtied & Collared” album that we posted earlier – and this is also a Buddy Killen/Paul Kelly collaboration…so […]


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