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Blow It Out

Tom Scott

℗ 1977 Ode Records PE 34966

℗ 1977 Epic Records EPC 82285

℗ 1991 Epic Records EK 46108 / © CBS Records

℗ 2013 barin.livejournal.com BR LLJ 33600

Tom Scott  1977  Blow It Out

Blow It Out was among TOM SCOTT's best selling albums of the 1970s, but it was also among his weakest of the decade. The spontaneity and grit that defined his work with the L.A. Express is sorely missing on the album, a session plagued by excessive producing and arranging, bland material and appalling lack of improvisation. Scott's sax is consistently smothered by cliched, Bob James-ish arrangements. Fans of '70s cop shows may want to hear 'Gotcha (Theme from 'Starsky & Hutch'),' but on the whole, Scott's pop and R&B melodies are as schlocky as they are forgettable. Making a rare and unsuccessful attempt to sing on the R&B/pop number 'Down to Your Soul' - which sounds like fifth-rate Steely Dan - Scott unveils a voice that's thin at best. Unquestionably, an L.A. Express date like Tom Cat would be a much better investment.