Love Minus One (Margabi)
This is a soundtrack from 1971, performed by Denny Vaughn and anonymous Los Angeles based session musicians, to an obscure Love Story-esque film. It also was recorded shortly before the Canadian, Glen Miller-associated bandleader died. The sountrack is all over the place, from a fuzz guitar and organ fueled funk instrumental called “Ride Home Rock”, to a female pop vocal, to a watery tremelo guitar mood piece and even a marachi song. Upon buying this record, curiosity got the best of me regarding the origins of this thing, thus leading to a screening by the director himself, Gabriel Gyorffy. The movie is low-budget and was shot locally. The soundtrack was released on the director’s private imprint andÂ had a limited release in the United States. The plot is about a relationship between aÂ liberal woman (who was sexually assaulted as a child and therefore psychologically damaged) and aÂ conservative male (who was used by his gold-digging wife, who he can’t divorce). Antics ensue when their political and social points of view get into the way. There’s even a scene where she kicksÂ a guyÂ in the nuts! Anyhow, one thing leads to another, resulting in an unwanted pregnancy. They consider an abortion, but at the time, such is illegal, as the pending, now benchmark Roe vs. Wade court case acts as the setting of the movie. The couple has to venture to Mexico to have the procedure done. I don’t know if you’d like to know the ending, but I’ll just reveal it anyway: they end up not getting the abortion and they travel back home. I think the director died or moved out of the country. If not, post up some stuff I may be missing!