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Eric Mercury

  • Electric Black Man [Avco Embassy, 1970] C

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Electric Black Man [Avco Embassy, 1970]
All things considered--tasteless hype, demeaning concept, kudos from David Clayton-Thomas, violins-and-wah-wah production, oh, the exploitative stupidity of it all--this isn't a complete disaster, because Mercury is a fairly strong singer. Maybe some day he'll put out a fairly strong album. C