JIM SULLIVAN UFO LP VINYL NEW (US) 33RPM
2. Plain As Your Eyes Can See
3. Roll Back The time
4. Whistle Stop
8. So Natural
Vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered edition of this 1970 curiosity. Jim Sullivan was a West Coast should-have-been, an Irish-American former high school quarterback whose gift for storytelling earned him cult status in the Malibu bar where he performed nightly. Sullivan was always on the edge of fame; hanging out with movie stars like Harry Dean Stanton, performing on the Jose Feliciano Show, even stealing a cameo in the ultimate hippie movie, Easy Rider. U.F.O. was a different beast to the one-man-and-his-guitar stuff Jim had been doing on stage; instead, it was a fully realized album of scope and imagination, a Folk-Rock record with it's head in the stratosphere. Sullivan's voice is deep and expressive like Fred Neil with a weathered and worldly Americana sound like Joe South, pop songs that aren't happy but filled with despair. The album is punctuated with a string section, other times a Wurlitzer piano provides the driving groove. U.F.O. is a slice of American Pop music filtered from the murky depths of Los Angeles, by way of the deep south.