Clyde McFadden, contributor
Before I met the love of my life, my cat Mr. Jigglebeans, I used to describe the summer of 1972 as my best ever. That summer I was the Chief Cat Robotics Technician for the world’s greatest song man, Mr. Neil Diamond.
Hot August Night, a live recording at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles (not a cat-safe city, in my opinion) is perhaps the best rock and roll album in the world! I dusted off my vinyl copy last night and discovered that Mr. Jigglebeans had scratched side one; no more “Crunchy Granola Suite” for us! I think he may be jealous of the lifelike cat robots I have been tinkering with in my workshop.
Thankfully, sides two, three and four remain intact. I like to sing out loud and replace the chorus with cat names. “Jigglebeans, You’ll Be a Woman Soon!”
Rating: 12 out of 12 cans of PBR!