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Cold Fact

Sixto Rodriguez

Sixto Rodriguez

Benjamin Wier

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Originally Published Nov. 2, 2013:

“Cold Fact” is characterized by the simple guitar melodies and straightforward social commentary of Detroit’s own Sixto Rodriguez. His melodies often transition into psychedelic (“Sugar Man”) or hard rock (“Only Good for Conversation”) but he centers himself around a folk/rock style comparable to Bob Dylan. Largely due to the incompetence of Rodriguez’s label and distributors, “Cold Fact” failed to take hold in the US when it was released in 1970. It was, however, popular in South Africa and Australia, unbeknownst to him for years. Not until the last decade did Sixto Rodriguez gain the credit he deserves as a great American songwriter.

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3 Responses to “Cold Fact”

  1. Graham Mchugh on August 1st, 2014 10:56 pm

    Brilliant

  2. Graham Mchugh on August 25th, 2014 7:01 am

    What a brilliant singer songwriter

  3. Graham McHugh on December 18th, 2014 1:29 pm

    best solo artist for 40 year sold 6 albums so six ex records ran by Clarence savant who ran Motown never mentioned were the money went he sold 500,000 records in South Africa were he is bigger than anybody elvis stones Beatles consitantly every year whit the album cold fact one of the best music documentaries I’ve ever seen

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