Loggins And Messina, Loggins And Messina (1972)
Okay, I only knew about Kenny Loggins the cheesy 80s pop hits/soundtrack guy. That was all I knew. Then, I’m about 10 or 11 I guess, I’m watching this history of rock documentary series – it was brilliant, about a dozen episodes. And there was one on duos so they talk about Loggins And Messina. I didn’t think much at all from the snippet of music – but it was pre-internet so no Wiki pages which are the easy background check these days. So I was thankful for the information rather than the music. Being the pre-internet days I also then decided, when I saw it, to purchase the album called Loggins And Messina. I never played it. I just hung on to it – for reference. And then I never ever referred to it. I always figured it was their debut album – turns out it is their second album (but that should show how much interest I took in this. I gave it a spin recently – some really decent songs on this. I’m glad I hung on to it. Particularly the opening track, what a kick-ass good tune. I could imagine some DJ of note putting it on their Late Night Tales/Back To Mine mix and it being thought as some groovy/kitsch classic. I must have owned this album for some 15 years or more. And I’ve listened to it once. I definitely think I’ll play it a lot more over the next 15 years, I mean one more play and I’ve not only equalled the previous tally I’ve doubled it too, right?
Sample Track: Good Friend
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