My brother loaned me Loudon's first four albums when I was 12 and I was hooked. He's like an addictive vinyl soap opera, and you just can't wait until you can hear the next episode of his life.
When More Love Songs came out I saw him perform live twice that year, and heard him on Radio 1 on Johnny Walker's afternoon show plugging the album. It's like a beautifully worked piece of jewelry in every respect, and the songs vent spleen like nothing he's done before or since!
It's not an album you'd play if you had a new girlfriend home for coffee because Man's World would get them rushing for their coat before the kettle boiled. The most commercial song on the album, if there is such a thing with Loudo, is Your Mother and I and I am amazed he never released it as a single, it could have been a Christmas Number 1 as everyone I knew at the time thought it was terrific, and most have never heard his songs before.
Vampire Blues is given the swing treatment and it is very well done in studio form indeed.
Other favourites are Unhappy Anniverssary (which could have been a No 1 in Nashville), Hard Day On The Planet, and Home Stretch which hits the nail right on the head. Only one track disappointed me and that's No, which is just one dud out of 12 tracks.