Cold Fact

Rodriguez - Cold Fact
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1970 Ratings: #56 / 110
User Score
Based on 91 ratings
1970 Ratings: #30
Liked by 3 people
March 1, 1970 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sussex, A&M / Label
Mike Theodore, Dennis Coffey / Producer
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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


I remember watching Searching for the Sugarman, which first introduced me to Rodriguez. At first, I was put off by the psychedelic nature of the latter part of Sugar Man but as I matured, Cold Fact and other works by Rodriquez began to grow on me. Amazing lyrics and some very strong essential folk-rock tunes.

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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