Attempted Mustache

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Attempted Mustache
Studio album by Loudon Wainwright III
Released 1973
Recorded Ray Stevens Sound Lab, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Folk
Length 38:38
Label Columbia
Producer Bob Johnston,
Bruce Dickinson (1998 reissue production)
Loudon Wainwright III chronology
Album III
(1972)
Attempted Mustache
(1973)
Unrequited
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A−[2]
Rolling Stone favorable[3]

Attempted Mustache is the fourth album from Loudon Wainwright III. It was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Bob Johnston and was released in 1973 on Columbia Records.

Wainwright said that "I Am the Way" was partly inspired by Guru Maharaj Ji's appearance at the Millennium '73 festival in December 1973.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Swimming Song" – 2:26
  2. "A.M. World" – 2:31
  3. "Bell Bottom Pants" – 2:27
  4. "Liza" – 2:47
  5. "I Am the Way (New York Town)" – 3:12
  6. "Clockwork Chartreuse" – 3:37
  7. "Down Drinking at the Bar" – 3:55
  8. "The Man Who Couldn't Cry" – 6:16
  9. "Come a Long Way" – 2:45
  10. "Nocturnal Stumblebutt" – 3:45
  11. "Dilated to Meet You" – 2:02
  12. "Lullaby" – 2:55

Personnel[edit]

All songs written by Loudon Wainwright III except:

  • "I Am The Way (New York Town)", new title and lyrics by Loudon Wainwright III, based on "New York Town", music by Woody Guthrie
  • "Come A Long Way" written by Kate McGarrigle

Musicians:

Release history[edit]

  • LP: Columbia KC 32710 (U.S.)
  • LP: CBS 65837 (UK)
  • CD: Edsel EDCD269
  • CD: Sony-Legacy 65257 (1998)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ Lichtenstein, Grace (February 3, 1974), "They Won't Boo Loudon Any Longer", New York Times