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Stop Your Motor
Genres: Pop, Rock
The Association?s last album for Warner Brothers was their least successful chart-wise, but includes Jimmy Webb?s homage to fellow master songwriter P.F. Sloan, plus some more tasty tunes in the country-rock vein first exp... more »
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The Association?s last album for Warner Brothers was their least successful chart-wise, but includes Jimmy Webb?s homage to fellow master songwriter P.F. Sloan, plus some more tasty tunes in the country-rock vein first explored on The Association. The complete 1971 release! Includes Bring Yourself Home; Funny Kind of Song; That?s Racin?; P.F. Sloan; Silver Morning; It?s Gotta Be Real; The First Sound; Along the Way; Traveler?s Guide, and Seven Virgins.
Patrick Stuhldreher | 02/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I waited for YEARS for this album to be released on CD! Though there isn't a "hit" in the mix, this has been #1 on my all-time favorite album list since the vinyl was first released (dating myself!). Without the pressure of cranking out chart-worthy singles (my guess is that this record was a contractual obligation to the record label), the simplicity and purity of the music on this album is what grabbed me. "Along The Way" is simply one of the most beautiful, haunting songs you will ever hear. The mental images ("...gold, and the olive and the cinnamon brown...") of "Silver Morning" painted a very idealistic image of L.A., but are powerful nonetheless. "That's Racin'" is a total hoot, even if you're not into NASCAR! The tribute to P.F. Sloan is vocal harmony at its best, and by itself is worth the price of admission! As I said, this is my favorite album of all time, and I've been listening to music and fantastic artists for over 50 years. If you haven't heard this album, you owe it to yourself to give it a listen. You won't be disappointed!
Alan Caylow | USA | 05/24/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"By the time 1971 came around, The Association weren't having hits or selling very much records anymore, and key member Russ Giguere had recently departed, being replaced by Richard Thompson. But "Stop Your Motor," while not being the band's masterpiece, still showed that the band were still making great music together. "Bring Yourself Home," "Funny Kind Of Song," "Along The Way," and the band's improved re-recording of "It's Gotta Be Real" (originally from the film "Goodbye Columbus") are all classic Association tunes, and Terry Kirkman's "That's Racin'," a tongue-in-cheek country-western tale of auto racing, is a fun novelty song. After "Stop Your Motor," The Association had only one more album left to do (1972's "Waterbeds In Trinidad"), but musically, they were still racin'. :-)"
Stop Your Motor
Ruthcakes | Wisconsin, USA | 02/27/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Stop Your Motor is probably the most obscure of The Association's CD's. Although none of the songs contained therein became hits of any sort, the music on this CD is still worth a listen. Even the least-successful work of The Association is noteworthy. Some of the high points are the beautiful "Bring Yourself Home", "That's Racin'", "Along The Way", and Jimmy Webb's "P.F. Sloan". If you're an Association fan of any kind, you need to have this CD. Also check out the liner notes which give the background scoop on P.F. Sloan."