Swamp Dogg Cuffed, Collared And Tagged on LP + Download
Maverick soul artist Swamp Dogg (aka Jerry Williams) has been described as the “soul genius that time forgot” and “a strange combination of Sly Stone’s progressive funk with Frank Zappa’s lyrical absurdism.” Vocally, Swamp Dogg sounds like a cross between General Johnson (of Chairmen of the Board) and Van Morrison; as a songwriter, he's his own man. With the exception of Sly Stone, no other soul men of the period were investigating controversial topics with such infectious musicality and good humor.
1972's Cuffed, Collared And Tagged is Swamp Dogg's third full-length recording following his celebrated first two albums Total Destruction To Your Mind (1970) and Rat On! (1971). His debut has been hailed as “one of the most gloriously gonzo soul recordings of all time” while the cover to his sophomore set was ranked as having one of the top ten worst album covers of all time, an achievement that Swamp Dogg is rightfully proud of.
Cuffed, Collared And Tagged is highlighted by Swamp Dogg's brilliant take on John Prine's often covered song about a drug-addicted veteran, "Sam Stone" and a cover of The Beatles' "Lady Madonna," but several excellent originals like "Complication No. 5," "If It Hadn't Been For Sly," "Your Last Dirty Trick," "In My Resume" and "Captain Of Your Ship" aren't too far behind.
Swamp Dogg Cuffed, Collared And Tagged Track Listing:
1. Sam Stone
2. Complication #5
3. Lady Madonna
4. You Say You Trust Your Mother
5. If It Hadn't Been For Sly
6. Your Last Dirty Trick
7. Knowing I'm Pleasing Me And You
8. In My Resume
9. Captain Of Your Ship
10. Don't It Make You Wanna Go Home