Snafu (album)

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Snafu
SNAFU.jpg
Studio album by Snafu
Released 1973
Recorded The Manor Studio, Oxfordshire
Genre Rock, funk, R&B, country rock
Label WWA: WWA 003
Producer Vic Smith
Snafu chronology
SNAFU
(1973)
Situation Normal
(1974)
Audio sample
"Goodbye USA"

Snafu is the first album by Snafu. It has an unusual funky tone for what is essentially an R&B band. The album was issued on the short-lived WWA record label, founded in 1973 by Black Sabbath manager Patrick Meehan.

The track "Goodbye USA" was released as a single, b/w "Dixie Queen" (written by Peter Solley), on the Vertigo label.[1] "Drowning in the Sea of Love" was released as a promo single by Capitol.[2]

Cover[edit]

The cover art, including photography and the entire gate-fold sleeve inner, is by Roger Dean. The front cover image detail, apparently of an Eastern ploughman in a paddy field with two water buffalos, is revealed to be, in the full-sized inner image, the same scene on a record player turntable.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by R. L. Harrison and M. Moody, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Long Gone" 5:18
2. "Said He the Judge" (Harrison, Moody and Solley) 4:25
3. "Monday Morning" 3:00
4. "Drowning in the Sea of Love" (Gamble and Huff) 5:39
Side two
No. Title Length
5. "Country Nest" (Harrison and Solley) 5:14
6. "Funky Friend" 3.54
7. "Goodbye USA" 4.25
8. "That's the Song" (Solley and Marcellino) 4:27

Musicians[edit]

Other personnel[edit]

  • Vic Smith - producer and engineer
  • Malcom Koss - co-ordinator
  • Roger Dean - photography and cover design

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Snafu (6) - Goodbye U.S.A. (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-01-14. 
  2. ^ "Snafu (6) - Drowning In The Sea Of Love (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-01-14.