Yeah… didn’t figure that on this day, three years ago, I’d be picturing my future wedding to encapsulate as much outstanding goodness that it did. No photos to represent any musical endeavour, thus far, but let’s celebrate silence in the best possible way known to man… via means of The Kinks. Strangers on this road we are on… We are not two, we are one. (What it was, at post #250)
Our new Bluetooth skin is vintage made modern, thanks to the visiting parents who harbored this hollow receiver for the past three decades. Another thanks to them for offering to upcycle this timeless gem. Spotify never looked so damn good.
Interesting slight of hand with this vintage 8-track. I’m curious to find out if Benny Goodman actually appears on this Big Band Series / Collector’s Edition, or if it’s just a collection by those who list him on their resume. Either way, we can’t wait to plug in this beast on our next Throwback Thursday. (Please note that tomorrow’s Throwback Thursday has been postponed due to previous obligations.)
November 21, 1969 was a good day as far as casual reading was concerned. The Man in Black, lounging next to a locomotive, fresh off the heels of the At Folsom Prison album… well, who could possibly pass up this write-up… and that’s exactly what LIFE magazine thought.
Weezer’s first self-titled album recently went on pre order at srcvinyl.com. A Mobile Fidelity release on 180 gram blue vinyl, this rather pricey version is apparently “limited” and “numbered,” so we’ll see how well-flavored this release spins when she finally arrives in late October. I couldn’t help but order one, and I encourage you to do the same.
Aside from Double Plaidinum, these five albums were Lagwagon’s discography for this young listener (some 17 embarrassing years ago), which makes this exclusive box set (limited to 519 copies), all the more exceptional. Have a look, then a listen, then hunt one down online. Released by Fat Wreck Chords back in 2011, she comes with a bonus reissue of the band’s first 7″… worth the price of admission by itself. Happy hunting, kids, and happy Friday!
Feeling a bit letdown today after having been outbid on Rocket from the Crypt’s coveted Rocket Pack… for the second time this year, so am clinging to the comforting grooves of Mr. Croce. This 1975 double LP collection from 1975 was nabbed for $4 in Vegas, and is littered with skips and major imperfections… much like my seemingly endless journey towards the Rocket Pack. Keep hunting if you can stomach the heartache, kids.
Caught this the other night during Throwback Thursday while eating mashed potatoes and breaded chicken adjacent to the howling hi-fi. What, no giblets (for those keeping score)?! Primitive Percussion appears to be a Thurston Knudson release on Reprise from 1961, and has just bumped itself to the top of my want list ($1725.85 RFTC Rocket Pack aside… sigh).
Every once in a while, and from time to time, usually often, I need to quiet the hard rock demons and spin Guns N’ Roses’ debut LP. It’s elevator music at this point, or, what elevator music SHOULD be, but it’s always, and this is me be serious, albeit obvious, a damn fine listen. Happy Tuesday, kids (thought it was Wednesday).
Or, something of the sort. Limited to only 100 pressings, the early 2016 copy of this magnificent 1997 album, is without question, on of the hidden gems of my humble collection. Featuring Dan Adriano, of Alkaline Trio fame, Tuesday’s only studio album is early, HONEST emo, in the best sense of the term. So, let’s be honest, here. Tuesdays come, as they do, and we can all get through them, with help from this album.
I’m excited to see New Jersey’s finest, The Bouncing Souls at the 3rd annual Horton’s Hayride this afternoon. An odd choice for the event, but I’m on board. Here’s to day drinking with coworkers down in San Pedro!
Kinda at work. Kinda one of only two (out of six) in a meeting room, waiting for said meeting to start. Kinda over it. Kinda listening to Odyssey and Oracle via Spotify. Kinda just got the question from my supervisor, “Is this the Beatles?” Kinda looking for a new job, now.
I just remembered the time I sold all my laser discs to afford a camping trip up the coast… anyway, Minutemen’s Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat (1983 for those keeping score), is by far, in my humble opinion, the rawest non-single release from the San Pedro trio. Considered an EP, she contains 9 tracks, chief among them Little Man with a Gun in His Hand and I Felt Like a Gringo. There really is no bad place to start when it comes to this genre-bending troop, but if I had to pick, I’d say leave the 45-track Double Nickles on the Dime for a later adventure, and pick up Buzz or Howl.
An acoustic guitar on the solemn steps of some mysterious, ancient archway… nicely done, Mr. Morrison. My knowledge of this 1972 masterpiece, Van Morrison’s Saint Dominic’s Preview, is in desperate need of necessary, sponge-like absorbance. It’s been years since I’ve discovered this collection of hits, but I’m far from “knowing” it. All in due time.
Silk screened back cover to Money Mark’s debut 10″ Performing Chicken is a little lost piece of Beastie Boys (related) history that I recently discovered among my mountain of 10″ records this overcast Tuesday morning. From 1994 on Love Kit Records / Fido Speaks Music, Performing Chicken is classic, groovy downbeat with a bit of modern Latin flair. This mini-album is just the perfect tone and length for summer afternoon strolls to the hardware store for nubbins, or a quick trip to Kwik Trip for bagged milk. I’ve not heard anything that Mark Ramos-Nishita has touched that I haven’t fallen in love with, and I encourage you to give it a spin on your next trip to Jewish deli for turkey pastrami.
I’ve been thinking of establishing “Glenn Miller Night” at the local listening hole. Perhaps this could pair with a vintage dish from an old 1950’s cookbook we have laying around. Chicken Liver Omelette or Giblet Pie would complement Moonlight Serenade adequately, don’t you think?