Lotti Golden ‎– Motor-Cycle

Atlantic ‎– SD 8223
Vinyl, LP, Album, Monarch Pressing

Companies, etc.



The MO suffix in the label matrix is indicative of a Monarch Record Mfg. Co. pressing.
Originally came with a lyric sheet. LP housed in company catalog sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): ST-A-691569-MO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): ST-A-691570-MO

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
OM 71010 Lotti Golden Motor-Cycle(CD, Album, Ltd) O-Music OM 71010 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
SD 8223 Lotti Golden Motor-Cycle(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 8223 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
SD 8223 Lotti Golden Motor-Cycle(LP, Album, Promo) Atlantic SD 8223 US 1969 Sell This Version
SD 8223 Lotti Golden Motor-Cycle(LP, Album, Mono, Promo) Atlantic SD 8223 US 1969 Sell This Version
SD 8223 Lotti Golden Motor-Cycle(LP, Album, CTH) Atlantic SD 8223 US 1969 Sell This Version


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August 6, 2016
Saturday soundtrack: singer-songwriter LOTTI GOLDEN's groovy, yet criminally ignored (& woefully under-promoted) 1969 Atlantic debut album, "Motor-Cycle" - girl-group sass meets jazzy pop-rock in NYC's East Village - years later, Lotti would change gears and pen countless ‪#‎80s‬ club hits (Warp 9, Freeez, Brenda K. Starr, Jennifer Holliday, Diana Ross, Jocelyn Brown, Taylor Dayne, Sybil, et al.), often collaborating with Arthur Baker...pick up this rare CD if you can find it, worth discovering...


April 2, 2016
edited over 3 years ago
My pressing have a strange end to song A2. After the song fades out it comes back a couple of times a bit distorted like you change channels on your radio (the old way). Anybody else have this or is it a pressing fault?


March 21, 2016

Lotti Golden will have a reissue of her 1969 single, "Sock It to Me, Baby/It's Your Thing," with the B-Side, an original song that wasn't on the LP. It sports new cover art and remastering, released with the original Atlantic logo. Check out Record Store Day's promo: http://www.recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/8596


January 29, 2016
You can't miss "Motor-Cycle" by Lotti Golden released on Atlantic Records in 1969. Golden skillfully fuses urban poetry, girl group moxy, and teen angst into a through the looking glass kind of autobiography of her adventures on the Lower East Side and East Village in NYC. A Warholian odyssey.


November 25, 2015

"Motor-Cycle," Lotti Golden's 1969 debut on Atlantic records, groundbeaking for its time (or any time) is an autobiographical account of her immersion in NYC's East Village life, described in tough urban rock poetry with infusions of funk, R&B, soul and jazz. If you can find it, it is well worth the effort!


September 6, 2012

This album is groundbreaking. The songs are wonderful--like poetry and seamlessly switch from soft jazzy pop to hard core rock, with lots of soul. The lyrics are killer, semi-autobiographical stuff, like Keruac turned hippy. The LP was issued in 1969, so it does bring some Beat Generation sensibilities into the Hippie age. Really, a one-of -a kind. Next bext thing to a time machine. A must!


August 8, 2011
"Motor-Cycle" is Lotti Golden's debut LP, released on Atlantic Records in 1969. The album is a coming of age story drawing on Golden's experiences living in New York's East Village during the late '60's counterculture. With impeccably arranged tracks by Atlantic’s key session players, the album is basically rock with infusions of jazz, soul and R&B. Golden uses the girl-group sound and the Motown influenced melodies of her youth to tell her story, which is steeped in rich poetry. Through lovers lost, gods morphed into devils, betrayal, and drugs, Golden delivers with depth and honesty, far beyond her 19 years. Often compared to the Amy Winehouse of her time, Golden was signed by Atlantic moguls Jerry Wexler and Ahmet Ertegun. Somehow the label dropped the ball and "Motor-Cycle" wasn't promoted. There is speculation that Golden’s subject matter was too radical even for her time. Nevertheless, “Motor-Cycle” has gained durable cult status since its release 40 years ago. Arguably the first concept album by a female singer-songwriter, Lotti Golden breaks new ground on "Motor-Cycle." A must listen for music lovers and music historians. For more information, see Lotti Golden @ Wikipedia.com.