Neil Diamond – Hot August Night

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!

About Isaac Kozell

Isaac Kozell is a New Orleans based Writer and Standup Comedian. He spends his spare time skateboarding, gardening, and reminiscing about that one time back in '99 when he was invited onstage to perform with the band Sugar Ray.

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