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Kim Fowley

  • Outrageous [Imperial, 1969] E
  • I'm Bad [Capitol, 1972] E-

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Outrageous [Imperial, 1969]
Fowley is such a gargantuan shuck that he ought to be preserved in a time capsule. I don't understand how he continues to earn a living, but he does. This is a follow-up to his flower record of a couple of years ago. It comes complete with revolutionary liner notes ("Guerilla warfare has begun. The streets belong to the people. Let's tune in to find out what went wrong today.") that for some reason--they'd sell a few, no?--are concealed within the double-fold. E

I'm Bad [Capitol, 1972]
I've nothing against hype, but it's a little low to distribute snazzy jackets containing blank discs. Caveat emptor. E-