“For What It’s Worth” is one of those timeless songs that is actually pinned to a very specific date. On November 12, 1966 the “hippie riots” began on Los Angeles’s famous Sunset […]
From The Stacks: Mike Pinera, ‘Isla’ (Test Pressing)
You might not recognize Mike Pinera’s name, but you’re probably familiar with his work.
From The Stacks: Pete Townshend, “Bargain” (Single)
This record is my peanut butter cup: My favorite Who song on my favorite Pete Townshend album
From The Stacks: Tony Bennett, ‘Tony Sings the Great Hits of Today!’
You are looking at the most reviled record in the Tony Bennett discography, and that’s saying something.
From The Stacks: Rolling Stones, “Brown Sugar” (Picture Disc)
“Brown Sugar” was a number hit for the Stones in 1971, but what’s up with this 1984 shape disc?
From The Stacks: Toto, “Hold the Line” (Picture Disc)
Yeah, yeah, you kids and your “Africa.”
From The Stacks: Patti Smith, ‘Radio Ethiopia’ (Test Pressing)
Radio Ethiopia is the Patti Smith Group’s Jan Brady, the neglected middle child smiling sadly between older sister Horses and younger sister Easter. But let’s be honest: Smith, Lenny Kaye, and the […]
From The Stacks: Thomas Dolby, ‘The Golden Age of Wireless’
If you’re fascinated by alternate versions of the same album, The Golden Age of Wireless is the record for you.
From The Stacks: The Yardbirds, ‘Afternoon Tea’
Here’s another cool picture disc from the early days of Rhino Records.
From The Stacks: The Grass Roots, ‘Let’s Live For Today’
The Grass Roots were a cool enough band, and “Let’s Live For Today” was their highest charting single.