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These albums are all turning fifty this year. This list is in chronological order by release date and covers albums released between January and July 1973.
- Aerosmith – Aerosmith
CHART POSITION: #21 in the US, #58 in Canada
SINGLES: “Dream On”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “Dream On”, “One Way Street”, “Movin’ Out”, “Walkin’ the Dog”
FUN FACT: Steven Tyler wrote “Dream On” when he was a teenager, several years before Aerosmith was founded. The single initially peaked at #59 but after the success of their breakthrough third album, Toys in the Attic, the band released a re-recorded version of “Dream On”. It became their second top-ten hit after “Walk This Way” – and one of their signature songs.
- Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ – Bruce Springsteen
CHART POSITION: #60 in the US
SINGLES: “Blinded by the Light”, “Spirit in the Night”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “Blinded by the Light”, “Growin’ Up”, “For You”, “Spirit in the Night”
FUN FACT: Neither of the album’s singles was recorded during the original sessions, but the album was rejected by Columbia Records head Clive Davis because he felt it lacked a potential hit. Springsteen quickly wrote and recorded “Blinded by the Light” and “Spirit in the Night”. He decided both songs needed a tenor saxophone part and called Clarence Clemons, who was subsequently a member of the E. Street Band until his 2011 death. In 1977, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band’s cover of “Blinded by the Light” went to the top of the Billboard Hot 100.
- Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player – Elton John
CHART POSITION: #1 in the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, Italy, Norway, and Spain
SINGLES: “Crocodile Rock”, “Daniel”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “Daniel”, “Elderberry Wine”, “Blues for My Baby and Me”, “Have Mercy on the Criminal”
FUN FACT #1: Don’t Shoot Me, the first of two Elton John albums on this list (we’ll get to the second one – my personal favorite John album – in volume two), was the best-selling album of 1973 in the UK. The album also yielded John’s first #1 single in both the US and Canada, “Crocodile Rock”.
FUN FACT #2: The album’s title comes from an interaction John once had with Groucho Marx at a party (Marx gave him a finger gun, prompting John to raise his hands and utter the title phrase). The Don’t Shoot Me cover art depicts a movie theater with the title on the marquee – and a poster for the 1940 Marx Brothers film Go West.
- Tanx – T. Rex
CHART POSITION: #4 in the UK, #21 in Australia, #102 in the US
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “Tenement Lady”, “Shock Rock”, “Country Honey”, “Born to Boogie”
FUN FACT: Tanx fared poorly in the US compared to T. Rex’s previous album, 1972’s Slider, which made it to #17. The dip in sales was attributed to the lack of a single, but the band curiously chose to release a standalone single – “20th Century Boy” – that wasn’t included on the album.
- GP – Gram Parsons
CHART POSITION: N/A
SINGLES: “She”, “The New Soft Shoe”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “A Song for You”, “Big Mouth Blues”
NOT-SO-FUN FACT: GP was Parsons’ first solo album (after stints with the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers) and the only one released during his lifetime. Parsons died on September 19, 1973, of an accidental morphine and alcohol overdose.
- Let Me Touch Your Mind – Ike and Tina Turner
CHART POSITION: #205 in the US
SINGLES: “Let Me Touch Your Mind”, “Early One Morning”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “Don’t Believe Her”, “Early One Morning”, “Up on the Roof”
FUN FACT: The album contains several covers, including Little Richard’s “Early One Morning”, “Born Free” (which won Best Original Song at the 39th Academy Awards), The Drifters’ “Up on the Roof”, and “Heaven Help Us All”, which was originally recorded by Stevie Wonder in 1970.
For more on Tina Turner: https://peanut-butter-and-julie.com/2023/05/27/legend-tina-turner/
- Raw Power – The Stooges
CHART POSITION: #183 in the US
SINGLES: “Search and Destroy”, “Raw Power”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “Search and Destroy”, “Gimme Danger”, “Raw Power”
FUN FACT: Almost Famous fans might recognize “Search and Destroy” as the song chosen by Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Lester Bangs at the radio station, though it’s only a snippet. I couldn’t find a video of just that scene, but I found this delightful compilation of Hoffman’s entire performance, which clocks in at under nine minutes.
- In the Right Place – Dr. John
CHART POSITION: #24 in the US
SINGLES: “Right Place Wrong Time”, “Such a Night”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “Right Place Wrong Time”, “Same Old Same Old”, “Qualified”
FUN FACT: In the Right Place is Dr. John’s best-selling album and contains two of his most popular songs, “Right Place Wrong Time” and “Such a Night”. Dr. John performed “Such a Night” with The Band at 1976’s The Last Waltz concert. And if you’re a Dazed and Confused fan like me, you might recognize “Right Place Wrong Time” from the “party at the moon tower” sequence.
- The Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd
CHART POSITION: #1 in four countries, including the US and Canada, top three in seven more countries, including the UK and Australia
SINGLES: “Money”, “Us and Them”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “Breathe”, “Time”, “The Great Gig in the Sky”, “Brain Damage”
FUN FACT #1: Dark Side, one of the best-selling albums of all-time, has spent almost one thousand non-consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200.
FUN FACT #2: Dark Side helped Alan Parsons secure his first Grammy nomination for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical (he lost to Malcolm Cecil and Robert Margouleff, who engineered Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions). Parsons was responsible for much of the brilliant sonic tinkering on Dark Side and for recruiting session singer Clare Torry to perform the wordless vocals on “The Great Gig in the Sky”, one of the album’s highlights.
FUN FACT #3: English design collective Hipgnosis (which I’ll discuss at greater length another time) is responsible for Dark Side‘s iconic prism design (George Hardie did the artwork). Hipgnosis designed several more album covers on this list, including the next entry.
- Electric Light Orchestra II – ELO
CHART POSITION: #62 in the US, #35 in the UK, #17 in Canada
SINGLES: “Roll Over Beethoven”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “Mama”, “Roll Over Beethoven”
FUN FACT: ELO is the second artist to have two entries on this list; the band’s third album, On the Third Day, will appear in volume two. During the recording sessions for ELO II, founding member Roy Wood left the band, but played cello and bass on the final takes of “Old England Town” and “From the Sun to the World”.
- The Captain and Me – The Doobie Brothers
CHART POSITION: #7 in the US, #10 in Canada, #12 in New Zealand
SINGLES: “Long Train Runnin'”, “China Grove”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “Natural Thing”, “Long Train Runnin'”, “China Grove”, “Evil Woman”, “The Captain and Me”
FUN FACT: Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, who appeared on Steely Dan’s first three albums (we’ll get to one of them, Countdown to Ecstasy, in a little bit), played pedal steel guitar on “South City Midnight Lady”. Baxter officially became a Doobie Brother the following year; in 2020, he was inducted, along with the rest of the Doobies, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
- Byrds – The Byrds
CHART POSITION: #20 in the US, #31 in the UK, #19 in Canada
SINGLES: “Full Circle”, “Things Will Be Better”, “Cowgirl in the Sand”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “Full Circle”, “Changing Heart”, “Born to Rock & Roll”, “Borrowing Time”
FUN FACT: Byrds was The Byrds’ twelfth and final studio album, and their first with the original lineup since 1966. After stints with other bands like Crosby, Stills & Nash and the Flying Burrito Brothers, former members David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Gene Clark, and Michael Clarke reunited with Roger McGuinn for one final album before they permanently disbanded (though McGuinn, Clark, and Hillman later recorded together as a CSN-style trio).
- For Your Pleasure – Roxy Music
CHART POSITION: #193 in the US, #4 in the UK
SINGLES: “Do the Strand”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “Do the Strand”, “Editions of You”, “In Every Dream Home a Heartache”, “For Your Pleasure”
FUN FACT #1: If you’re a fan of Netflix’s cancelled-too-soon Mindhunter, you might recognize “In Every Dream Home a Heartache” from the season two cold open. The song – a sinister ode to a blow-up doll (“Disposable darling / Can’t throw you away now / Immortal and life size / My breath is inside you) – helps give us a peek into the demented mind of BTK killer Dennis Rader. We’ll talk about Roxy Music’s third album, Stranded, in volume two of this post.
FUN FACT #2: I just learned that my cousin Roxanne is named for Roxy Music!
- Houses of the Holy – Led Zeppelin
CHART POSITION: #1 in the US, the UK, Canada, and Australia
SINGLES: “Over the Hills and Far Away”, “Dancing Days”, “D’yer Mak’er”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “The Song Remains the Same”, “The Rain Song”, “Over the Hills and Far Away”, “No Quarter”, “The Ocean”
FUN FACT #1: I fucking love this album, which admittedly never achieved the iconic status of Led Zeppelin’s previous effort, 1971’s untitled album commonly known as Led Zeppelin IV, but it shows the band experimenting with musical styles such as reggae, doo-wop, psychedelia, and funk.
FUN FACT #2: According to legend, “The Rain Song”, a ballad more than seven and a half minutes long, was written in response to a complaint by George Harrison that Led Zeppelin never wrote ballads. Guitarist Jimmy Page, who wrote the song’s melody (lead singer Robert Plant filled in the lyrics later), “quotes” Harrison’s “Something” in the first two chords.
FUN FACT #3: Houses of the Holy‘s title track wasn’t included on the finished product, as the band felt it didn’t fit with the rest of the album’s material. The song appeared on Led Zeppelin’s 1975’s follow-up, Physical Graffiti.
FUN FACT #4: The cover art was designed by the aforementioned Hipgnosis, their first of several collaborations with the band, and was partly inspired by the Arthur C. Clarke novel, Childhood’s End. Hipgnosis received a Grammy nomination for Best Recording Package for Houses of the Holy but lost to a London Symphony Orchestra recording of The Who’s Tommy, designed by Tom Wilkes and Craig Braun.
- Ooh La La – Faces
CHART POSITION: #1 in the UK, #4 in the UK
SINGLES: “Cindy Incidentally”, “Ooh La La”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “Silicone Grown”, “My Fault”, “Fly in the Ointment”, “Ooh La La”
FUN FACT #1: In an interview with New Musical Express shortly after its release, Rod Stewart called Ooh La La a “stinking, rotten album”. But UK music fans couldn’t get enough of Ooh La La; it was the band’s only UK #1 album. The rest of the band members, particularly Ronnie Lane, were stung by Stewart’s remarks. Lane left the Faces that June, Ronnie Wood became a de facto (and later, official) member of the Rolling Stones, and the Faces never recorded another album.
FUN FACT #2: Wes Anderson fans will recognize the title track, with its ridiculously catchy chorus “I wish that I knew what I know now when I was younger”, from the 1998 gem Rushmore. The single, one of the rare Faces tracks sung by Ronnie Wood, plays over the film’s final scene and end credits.
- Catch a Fire – Bob Marley and the Wailers
CHART POSITION: #171 in the US
SINGLES: “Baby We’ve Got a Date (Rock It Baby)”, “Stir It Up”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “Stir It Up”, “400 Years”, “All Day All Night”
FUN FACT: Catch a Fire‘s original cover art, shown above, depicted a functioning Zippo lighter (the cover opened via a side hinge to reveal the vinyl record inside). Since each cover had to be hand-riveted, only 20,000 were made; subsequent pressings featured a photo of Bob Marley smoking a spliff, shown below.
- Desperado – Eagles
CHART POSITION: #41 in the US, #39 in the UK
SINGLES: “Tequila Sunrise”, “Outlaw Man”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “Out of Control”, “Tequila Sunrise”, “Desperado”, “Outlaw Man”, “Saturday Night”
FUN FACT: The cover, designed by artist Gary Burden with photos by the legendary Henry Diltz, depicted the band members as Wild West outlaws. Desperado was the only Eagles album cover to feature a photo of the band.
- Aladdin Sane – David Bowie
CHART POSITION: #17 in the US, #1 in the UK, #7 in Australia
SINGLES: “The Jean Genie”, “Drive-in Saturday”, “Time”, “Let’s Spend the Night Together”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “Aladdin Sane”, “Panic in Detroit”, “Cracked Actor”, “The Jean Genie”
FUN FACT #1: Aladdin Sane is a pun on “A Lad Insane”, the album’s working title. The title track was inspired by Bowie’s schizophrenic half-brother Terry and by Evelyn Waugh’s 1930 novel Vile Bodies. Aladdin Sane was the second best-selling album of 1973 in the UK, behind Elton John’s Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player.
FUN FACT #2: Bowie wrote “Panic in Detroit” in part about his friend Iggy Pop’s experiences during the 1967 race riots in Detroit.
FUN FACT #3: At the time, the cover art was the costliest in history. Makeup artist Pierre Laroche, who created the iconic lightning bolt look, also worked with Bowie on his follow-up to Aladdin Sane, which we’ll get to in volume two of this post.
- Red Rose Speedway – Paul McCartney and Wings
CHART POSITION: #1 in the US, Australia, and Spain, #5 in the UK
SINGLES: “My Love”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “My Love”, “Get on the Right Thing”, “When the Night”
FUN FACT: “My Love”, a sweet ode to McCartney’s wife and collaborator Linda, was Wings’ first US #1 single. The song, credited to Paul McCartney and Wings at the request of the record company), topped the US chart for four weeks before being unseated by George Harrison’s “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)”.
- Call Me – Al Green
CHART POSITION: #10 in the US
SINGLES: “You Ought to Be with Me”, “Here I Am (Come and Take Me)”, “Call Me (Come Back Home)”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “Call Me (Come Back Home)”, “Stand Up”, “Your Love is Like the Morning Sun”, “Here I Am (Come and Take Me)”, “You Ought to Be with Me”
FUN FACT: Green shared songwriting credit on “Here I Am (Come and Take Me)” with his guitarist, Mabon “Teenie” Hodges, who also co-wrote Green classics like “Take Me to the River” and “Love and Happiness”. Hodges was a member of the Hi Records house band, the Rhythm Section, along with pianist Archie Turner and drummer Al Jackson, Jr.
- Spinners – Spinners
CHART POSITION: #14 in the US
SINGLES: “I’ll Be Around”, “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love”, “One of a Kind (Love Affair)”, “How Could I Let You Get Away”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “Just Can’t Get You Out of My Mind”, “I’ll Be Around”, “One of a Kind (Love Affair)”, “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love”
FUN FACT: “I’ll Be Around” was the Spinners’ first US top-ten hit, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Recorded at Sigma Sound Studios, birthplace of the “Sound of Philadelphia”, Spinners featured Sigma’s house band MFSB, under the direction of producer Thom Bell.
- There Goes Rhymin’ Simon – Paul Simon
CHART POSITION: #2 in the US, #4 in the UK, #1 in Sweden and Spain
SINGLES: “Kodachrome”, “Loves Me Like a Rock”, “American Tune”, “Take Me to the Mardi Gras”, “Something So Right”, “St. Judy’s Comet”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “Kodachrome”, “Something So Right”, “One Man’s Ceiling is Another Man’s Floor”, “American Tune”, “St. Judy’s Comet”, “Loves Me Like a Rock”
FUN FACT #1: There Goes Rhymin’ Simon was one of several Paul Simon records that played frequently in my childhood home. I never forgot the cover art, with its visual depictions of songs like “Take Me to the Mardi Gras” and “One Man’s Ceiling is Another Man’s Floor”. The album was kept off the top of the charts by George Harrison’s Living in the Material World (more on that in a minute). For There Goes Rhymin’ Simon, Simon was nominated for two awards, including Album of the Year, at the 16th Grammys. He lost to Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions, as did another album that we’ll discuss in volume two of this post.
FUN FACT #2: If the melody to the haunting “American Tune” sounds familiar, that’s because it’s based on a popular hymn “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” (common name “Passion Chorale”). The hymn itself is derived from an earlier secular song, “Mein G’müt ist mir verwirret”, by German composer Hans Leo Hassler.
- Tubular Bells – Mike Oldfield
CHART POSITION: #3 in the US, #1 in the UK, Australia, and Canada
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “Tubular Bells, Part One”, “Tubular Bells, Part Two” (that’s all of them)
FUN FACT: Mike Oldfield, who was just nineteen when Tubular Bells was recorded, played most of the instruments on the album. Sales were slow at first but received a boost several months later when the intro of “Tubular Bells, Part One” was used in The Exorcist (no, I will not link clips of it, I’d like to sleep tonight, thank you very much). The cover art was designed and photographed by Trevor Key, who later worked with artists such as Phil Collins (Face Value, Hello, I Must Be Going!, …But Seriously), New Order (Low-Life, Brotherhood, Technique), and Peter Gabriel (So).
- Living in the Material World – George Harrison
CHART POSITION: #1 in five countries, including the US, Australia, and Canada
SINGLES: “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)”, “Sue Me, Sue You Blues”, “Don’t Let Me Wait Too Long”, “Living in the Material World”, “Try Some Buy Some”
FUN FACT #1: Living in the Material World was an all-star affair, with guest musicians like Gary Wright, Ringo Starr, and Leon Russell. The cover art by Tom Wilkes, with whom Harrison had worked on All Things Must Pass, features a Kirlian photograph (more on that here, if you’re interested: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirlian_photography) of Harrison’s hand holding a Hindu medallion.
FUN FACT #2: “Sue Me, Sue You Blues” was a commentary on the 1971 lawsuit Paul McCartney brought against his former bandmates requesting dissolution of their business partnership, Apple Corps (the suit was ultimately settled in 1975). The song’s pointed lyrics – “It’s affidavit swearing time / Sign it on the dotted line / Hold your Bible in your hand / Now all that’s left is to find yourself a new band” – are in stark contrast to the more spiritual content on the rest of Living in the Material World.
- Head to the Sky – Earth, Wind & Fire
CHART POSITION: #27 in the US
SINGLES: “Evil”, “Keep Your Head to the Sky”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “Evil”, “Build Your Nest”, “Clover”
FUN FACT: In her music video for “Honey”, Erykah Badu references more than a dozen iconic album covers, including Funkadelic’s Maggot Brain, Minnie Riperton’s Perfect Angel, Let It Be by The Beatles, De La Soul’s 3 Feet High and Rising – and Head to the Sky.
- The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get – Joe Walsh
CHART POSITION: #6 in the US
SINGLES: “Rocky Mountain Way”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “Rocky Mountain Way”, “Wolf”, “Happy Ways”, “Days Gone By”
FUN FACT: The title is a play on the phrase, “The higher you get, the better you play”. “Rocky Mountain Way”, Walsh’s first solo top 40 single, is played at Coors Field after every Colorado Rockies win. The Denver Broncos play the Godsmack cover version during home games at Empower Field at Mile High.
- Touch Me in the Morning – Diana Ross
CHART POSITION: #5 in the US and Canada, #7 in the UK, #20 in Australia
SINGLES: “Touch Me in the Morning”, “All of My Life”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “Touch Me in the Morning”, “I Won’t Last a Day Without You”, “Little Girl Blue”
FUN FACT: There are a number of covers on the album, including John Lennon’s “Imagine”, Marvin Gaye’s “Save the Children”, and the Rodgers & Hart show tune “Little Girl Blue”, from the musical Jumbo. But Touch Me in the Morning‘s best-known song is the title track, which became Ross’s second US #1, after 1970’s “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”. The single, composed and produced by legendary Motown songwriter Michael Masser, was also a top ten hit in the UK, Canada, and Australia.
- Chicago VI – Chicago
CHART POSITION: #1 in the US, #12 in Australia
SINGLES: “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day”, “Just You ‘n’ Me”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “Just You ‘n’ Me”, “Darlin’ Dear”, “What’s This World Comin’ To”, “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day”
FUN FACT: VI is actually Chicago’s fifth studio album; their fourth album, Chicago at Carnegie Hall (referred to colloquially as Chicago IV) is a live album. VI is the first Chicago album to feature the band members on the cover.
- Life and Times – Jim Croce
CHART POSITION: #7 in the US, #1 in Canada
SINGLES: “One Less Set of Footsteps”, “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown”, “It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: All of the above, plus “Roller Derby Queen”, “Dreamin’ Again”, “Careful Man”, “Alabama Rain”, “Next Time, This Time”, “These Dreams” (this album is a god damn embarrassment of riches)
NOT-SO-FUN FACT: Life and Times, Croce’s fourth studio effort, was the final album released during his lifetime. Croce died in a plane crash on September 20, 1973, a little over two months before the release of his final album, I Got a Name (more on that in volume two of this post).
- Styx II – Styx
CHART POSITION: #20 in the US
SINGLES: “Lady”, “You Need Love”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “Lady”, “Father O.S.A.”, “Unfinished Song”
FUN FACT: “Lady”, Dennis DeYoung’s ode to his wife Suzanne, is sometimes credited as the first power ballad. The single, which utilizes an Alberti bass pattern (more on that here, if you’re interested: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberti_bass), is an enduring pop culture classic; it’s been featured in films and television series such as Old School, The Office, The Simpsons, and my personal favorite, Freaks and Geeks.
- Queen – Queen
CHART POSITION: #83 in the US, #32 in the UK, #52 in Japan
SINGLES: “Keep Yourself Alive”, “Liar”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “Keep Yourself Alive”, “Great King Rat”, “My Fairy King”, “Liar”, “Modern Times Rock ‘n’ Roll” (a rare track with vocals by drummer Roger Taylor), “Son and Daughter”
FUN FACT: Queen, one of the greatest debut albums of all time, features a short instrumental version of “Seven Seas of Rhye”, but the final track with lyrics wasn’t ready for inclusion on the album. Instead, it became the lead-off single from Queen’s imaginatively titled second album, Queen II, and the band’s first hit, peaking at #10 on the UK charts.
- Tres Hombres – ZZ Top
CHART POSITION: #8 in the US, #36 in Australia
SINGLES: “La Grange”, “Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “Master of Sparks”, “Move Me on Down the Line”, “La Grange” (“a-haw haw haw haw”), “Sheik”
FUN FACT: Tres Hombres (English translation: “three men”) was ZZ Top’s commercial breakthrough, peaking at #8 in the US. “La Grange”, the band’s first bona fide hit, is about a brothel in La Grange, Texas. The Chicken Ranch was also the inspiration for the musical (and its 1982 film adaptation), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
- Countdown to Ecstasy – Steely Dan
CHART POSITION: #35 in the US
SINGLES: “Show Biz Kids”, “My Old School”
MY FAVORITE TRACKS: “Bodhisattva”, “Show Biz Kids”, “My Old School”, “King of the World”
FUN FACT: “Show Biz Kids”, which satirizes the lifestyle of the young, rich, and famous in 1970s Hollywood, features a slide guitar solo by Rick Derringer. Also in 1973, Derringer, previously a founding member of The McCoys, released his only solo top forty hit, “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo”.
Stay tuned for volume two in the coming weeks. In the meantime, here’s the playlist for volume one (best if played on shuffle).