Artist: Brand X Title: Moroccan Roll Year: 1977 Label: Passport For more great sleeves, visit the The Hipgnosis Album Cover Gallery.
On Diffuser: 30 Years Ago – The Jesus and Mary Chain Dish Out ‘Psychocandy’
Here’s one of the great post-punk albums of the mid-80s.
From the Stacks: Jethro Tull – Clasping the Weathercock at Midnight
Jethro Tull remains one of my favorite bands from the ’70s prog era, Heavy Horses and Songs From the Wood in particular. Unfortunately, like a lot of rockers from the Pinto decade, […]
194. Mr. Nice Guy
In-store appearances. In one regard they are a blast. The energy in the record store is high, there’s a lot of action, and of course there’s the brush with greatness. Hanging with […]
173. Telling Myself It’s Not As Hard, Hard, Hard As It Seems
The sun wasn’t up when we loaded into Jody’s Cordoba. My motorcycle was hitched to the back bumper, riding on a fifty dollar trailer made from angle iron and the rear axle […]
119. Return of the Son of Son of Return of the Son of the Cutout Bin
It’s time to leave South Carolina: past time, probably. For the last two years you’ve been reading true tales of liquor, lust, and primer-gray Camaros. You are a patient lot. I can’t […]
117. Stars Will Fall From Dark Skies
I’ve been pretty hard on El Gordo Sumner over the last couple of years, probably because he makes it so easy with his lutes and his tantric boners. But like pretty much […]
Fourth period, typing. I took typing for a couple of reasons, neither of which included my visionary prediction that within a decade the QWERTY keyboard would be the most ubiquitous device in […]