Oh, marketing departments. Sometimes you simply run out of ideas, don’t you? I’d love to have the strategy meeting notes for this one:
Record Bar was a cool gig, but to understand why you need a little background on the music industry. When we talk about a song being a top ten hit, what we’re […]
By 1971 Jefferson Airplane wasn’t the same band that played Woodstock. Founding member Marty Balin was gone (for now), as was drummer Spencer Dryden. The band added a violinist, Papa John Creach, […]
The problem with Louis Prima is that every bad goombah movie and shitty Italian restaurant chain goes directly to his catalog to soundtrack their faux experiences. Prima is aural shorthand for candles […]
Legendary album cover designer Storm Thorgerson succumbed to cancer this week, age 69.
There’s nothing really special about this album. It’s just a cool rockabilly collection with a great cover. Interested? Expect to pay in the 10-20 dollar range. Happy hunting.
Okay, here’s the deal: There’s nothing I can tell you about the content of this album that you don’t already know. Guns N’ Roses’ major label debut has sold 35 million copies, […]
I recently purchased an album on eBay. My item came well packed, which was unfortunate for Bobby Vinton. The poor bastard’s Melodies Of Love was used as packing material for my purchase. […]
Hipgnosis is The Beatles of album cover art — nobody has ever done it better than the British design firm founded by Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell. Their first cover was Pink Floyd’s […]