Cold Fact

Rodriguez - Cold Fact
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1970 Ratings: #54 / 105
User Score
Based on 61 ratings
1970 Ratings: #31
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March 1, 1970 / Release Date
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Sussex / Label
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This album is a mile stone in music, lyrics, humanity, personality, politics and more. The documentary movie 'Searching for Sugar Man' unwindes and displays only fractions of the meaning of this albunm.
With some amazing lyrics and some essential folk rock tunes such as I Wonder, Crucify Your Mind and the opening track Sugar Man, Rogriguez's Cold Fact deserves to be remember as one of the better Folk Rock albums.

Track Review

Sugar Man 10/10
Only Good for Conversation 8/10
Crucify Your Mind 9.5/10
This Is Not a Song, It's an Outburst: Or, the Establishment Blues 8.5/10.
Hate Street Dialogue 9/10
Forget It 8/10
Inner City Blues 8/10
I Wonder 9/10
Like Janis 8.5/10
Gommorah (A Nursery Rhyme) ... read more
Us South Africans know good music.
A little hit or miss, and the production kinda disappoints me sometimes, but the good songs are undeniable and the lyrical content is a fascinating snapshot of down and out detroit circa 1970.
I just watched the fantastic film “Searching For Sugar Man” and had to immediately listen to Rodriguez’s material.

For those who don’t know, Rodriguez is an artist of Mexican descent from the early 70’s living in Detroit, Michigan. He was quite a shy soul and a blue collar worker. As he drifted from place to place, he would write about his experiences that would result in masterfully written songs such as “Sugar Man”. His collaborators had hope in his ... read more
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Track List

  1. Sugar Man
  2. Only Good for Conversation
  3. Crucify Your Mind
  4. This Is Not a Song, It's an Outburst: Or, the Establishment Blues
  5. Hate Street Dialogue
  6. Forget It
  7. Inner City Blues
  8. I Wonder
  9. Like Janis
  10. Gommorah (A Nursery Rhyme)
  11. Rich Folks Hoax
  12. Jane S. Piddy
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Added on: July 6, 2013