Nils Lofgren (album)

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Nils Lofgren
Nils Lofgren-Nils Lofgren (album cover).jpg
Studio album by Nils Lofgren
Released 1975
Recorded Sound City Studios
Genre Roots rock, heartland rock
Length 35:27
Label A&M
Rykodisc (1990 reissue)
Hip-O Select (2007 reissue)
Producer David Briggs
Nils Lofgren chronology
Nils Lofgren
Back It Up!!
(1975)Back It Up!!1975
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]

Nils Lofgren is a 1975 album by Nils Lofgren, also known as the "Fat Man Album". It was his first solo album, following the breakup of his group, Grin.

The album was critically praised at the time of its release, most notably in a 1975 Rolling Stone review by Jon Landau. The 1983 Rolling Stone Record Guide said it was a "tour de force of unquenchable vitality and disarming subtlety." In 2007, nearly 32 years after the release of Nils Lofgren, the album was again praised by Rolling Stone in the "Fricke's Picks" column, where David Fricke said it was one of 1975's best albums.[1] In 2007 the album was finally re-mastered and rereleased by Hip-O Select after being out of print for nearly a decade on compact disc.

The circus billboard that appears on the cover of this album also appears in an episode of The Monkees television series, "The Monkees at the Circus," season 1, episode 22. [2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Nils Lofgren unless otherwise indicated

  1. "Be Good Tonight" 0:50
  2. "Back It Up" – 2:23
  3. "One More Saturday Night" – 3:09
  4. "If I Say It, It's So" – 3:00
  5. "I Don't Want to Know" – 2:45
  6. "Keith Don't Go (Ode to the Glimmer Twin)" – 4:23
  7. "Can't Buy a Break" – 3:19
  8. "Duty" – 2:57
  9. "The Sun Hasn't Set on This Boy Yet" – 2:48
  10. "Rock and Roll Crook" – 2:55
  11. "Two by Two" – 3:07
  12. "Goin' Back" (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) – 3:51



  1. ^ Deming, Mark. Nils Lofgren at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (March 17, 1975). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved April 28, 2013.