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, […]
I picked this one up because the cover promised nothing but goodness: resonator guitars, a harp guitar, George Winston on piano. Come on! And it was on the mighty Rounder Records label, […]
No band has a more spankable collection of album covers in their discography than does The Ohio Players, and of those none has crusted more tube socks than 1975’s Honey.
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 […]
I bought this one for a quarter from the Starship Records cutout bin because I thought maybe they might have some relation to The Knack. I was kind of right.
This is early eighties skate punk at its finest. Land Speed Record contains 17 songs in 27 minutes and was recorded for 300 bucks, and it doesn’t sound anything like latter day […]
Down in the city just Hoople and me. That’s from Queen’s “Now I’m Here,” and it was my introduction to Mott The Hoople. That’s all they were to me as an elementary […]
This is one of my favorite items from my stacks. The Survival Sampler is a 1984 Warner Brothers compilation that came packaged in a pull-top can.
You know where this is going, but before we get there let’s talk about The Afternoon Delights.
My love for all things P-Funk knows no boundaries. The Brides of Funkenstein were former backup singers promoted to the front line for a couple of late seventies albums. Funk or Walk […]