Maggie and Terre Roche's "Seductive Reasoning"
December 16, 2011 9:52 PM Subscribe
Maggie and Terre Roche started performing professionally in the late '60s, just a little late for the folkie boom but also a bit too distinctive to blend easily with the singer-songwriters of the early '70s, even when they became acolytes of Paul Simon and recorded backup vocals on
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There Goes Rhymin' Simon. By 1975, they had their own album on CBS, with tracks produced by Simon (and backed by the Oak Ridge Boys and the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section) and ex-Yardbird Paul Samwell-Smith... Seductive Reasoning is not completely a folk nor a country album, which no doubt hurt its commercial potential... Songs such as "West Virginia", "Down the Dream", and "The Mountain People" touch on early joy and disillusionment/disappointment, while "Jill of All Trades" and "The Burden of Proof" reflect a few more years of life under one's belt and the smoothing out that can come with them. "Underneath the Moon" and "Wigglin' Man"... are more straightforward getting-laid songs, funny as hell... while several of their albums have been as good as
Seductive Reasoning, none were better. Nor did they have to be.
- Todd Mason (previously)
After decades of indifference and neglect from CBS/Columbia/Sony, this 30 minute masterpiece is being reissued
by Real Gone Music in January 2012 with the original cover art - which I admit to liking less well than that of the 1981 reissue