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The coolest cult album in rock history!,
By A Customer
This album was recorded and released in the US on the now-extinct Buddah label. It was quickly deleted by its new US label, but not before it had received a South African release. It initially gained a word-of-mouth following from the line in the song 'I Wonder'("I wonder how many times you've had sex") but soon grew into possibly the most-loved album in South Africa. For 30 years Rodriguez was believed to be dead but during 1998 he was discovered well and living in Detroit. A successful tour of SA followed in March 1998 and Rodriguez discovered a huge fan-base in SA from the ages of 8-80 who could sing along to everyone of his songs. There are three of his other albums now available on CD ('Best Of', 'After the Fact' and 'Live Fact'), but 'Cold Fact' is still the album that refuses to grow old, boring or irrelevant. Yet Rodriguez is still unknown in the US and has not performed there for almost three decades. This Dylanesque (really!) collection of songs is completely essential. Buy this album now and change your life. The Rodriguez revival is about to happen in the US.
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