The Astonishing, Outrageous, Amazing, Incredible, Unbelievable, Different World of Gary S. Paxton (NewPax NP33005) 1976
Gary S. Paxton. Not a name that’s typically bandied about by the cultured rocker. He’s got way too much Nashville gospel/MOR to penetrate that crowd. But you know what? The guy can go from normal to total wacko in no time flat. And when he does, It’s Dr. John meets Barry McGuire in Dr. Demento’s backyard. Of course none of this should come as any surprise given his unusual album titles, odd cover photos and songs like ‘You Ain’t Smokin’ Those Cigarettes (Baby They’re Smokin’ You’), ‘Will There Be Hippies In Heaven?’, ‘Fat, Fat Christmas’, ‘There’s Goes A Cigar Smokin’ A Man’, ‘The Clone Affair’ and the morbid ‘When The Meat Wagon Comes For You’. Cuts like ‘Victims Of The System’, ‘Sophisticated Savages’, ‘Mental Pollution’, ‘I’m Hooked On A Good Thing’, ‘Ninevah Noose’ and ‘Images’ show the boy is certainly capable of brewing up a slick brass-funky swamp-rock groove when called for. Still a lot of traditional songs to wade through, but ultimately worth your time for Gary’s weirdo half. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
Thank you Donald for the inside gate-fold and rear cover photos as well as the track listings.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-2||Love, It Comes In All Colors||3:29|
|1-4||Wonder If God Cries||2:30|
|1-5||What'Cha Gonna' Do When You Ain't A Kid No More||2:31|
|1-6||Layed Back (In His Love)||4:07|
|2-1||Jesus Keeps Takin' Me Higher And Higher||3:36|
|2-2||There's Got To Be More To Livin' Than Just Waitin' To Die||2:31|
|2-3||You Ain't Smokin' Them Cigarettes (Baby They're Smokin' You)||2:39|
|2-4||Victim Of The System||3:09|
|2-6||He Was There All The Time||4:19|