Though a band using the Revolting Cocks handle released albums after a 13 year “Revolting Cocks” hiatus, 1993 and the album, Linger Ficken’ Good… and Other Barnyard Oddities marked the last era that the core group would record together under that name. Reasons why may stem from the Al Jourgensen documentary Fix (I’ll leave you to discover that one), but nevertheless, a strong and fruitful run (1986 – 1993) had inevitably come to a screeching halt. The last single from LFG…aOBO was released in 1994, but was comprised of alt versions of previously released tracks. This, the first single from the album, features the Cocks’ take on the Rod Stewart hit, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?, and is clearly the better of the two versions.
As a general rule of thumb, it’s often and widely understood that starting with the first album by any new artist as an appropriate and logical decision to make. Not the case with Tim Hardin’s first album, Tim Hardin 1 I’ll have you know. His 1966 debut was officially his first record, but it wasn’t his first, or even the second recorded. 1967’s This is Tim Hardin and 1968’s Tim Hardin 4 were both recorded prior to the release of Tim Hardin 1, and I’ll say again (like a broken record), both are by far his best outputs. Sure, Tim Hardin 1 has Reason to Believe, a song in which he wrote, but that which Rod Stewart made famous, and sure it has Smugglin’ Man (a personal favorite), and of course How Can We Hang On to a Dream (another which he wrote), that was covered by Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Fleetwood Mac, but newbies to the Tim Hardin carnival should start at the beginning, with This is Tim Hardin. Thank yourself now, and thank yourself later. You’ve had a rough week… treat yourself.