BOB DARIN - COMMITMENT 1969. By 1969, Mr. Darin was done with pop stardom. Done, I say. He had released an album of mellow country rock the previous year, sprouted the moustache, and bought the god damn hat. With this LP though, he doubled down and remained, well, committed, though that last album was met with roaring indifference . He also brought in elements of, dare I say, funk?!?. There are grooves aplenty on this LP, as well as some biting social commentary tunes. The recent Country Funk series on the Light In The Attic imprint pulls “Me and Mr. Hohner” from this LP, and with good reason. For folks who care about this sort of thing, this particular copy of this LP is a Monarch pressing, and bears all the matrix marks of that exalted establishment. Think you never need to hear Bob(by) Darin again? Not so fast, buckaroo.
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