Good vintage reads from the hay days of Melody Maker…….. $25-75.
Recorded live at the Meridean in San Antonio, TX in 1984. Includes “Wichita Cathedral” and “Cowboy Bob”. Released on Alternative Tentacle Records with a special thanks noted to River City Music of San Antonio.
“All Rights Up Your Butt”
A great compilation of works by the late, great, John Lee Hooker. Side A consists of recordings from Detroit via 1949-1950, side B via 1954 (5 songs per side). “Let Your Daddy Ride” and “Good Rockin’ Mama” make this European import a must have. Printed in 2010 on Doxy.
The inner sleeve says it best….
“…..Some of this music is in the movie. Some of this music is not in the movie…Some of the music that’s in the movie is not in the album. Some of the music that was written for the movie is not in the movie or the album. ….Some of the situations described in the song texts are real. Some of them are not so real….”
Composed and orchestrated by Frank Zappa. Performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
“Live at the Garden”, this 12 track vinyl is a great dance compilation featuring James Brown & The Famous Flames,with hits like “Night Train” and “Hold It”. Other noteables include The Wobblers, Herb Hardesty, Henry Moore, Clifford Scott, and Hank Marr.
Released in 1978 on Warner Bros., Funkadelic’s, “One Nation Under A Groove”. The inside sleeve artwork is as entertaining as the record itself, including comedic rants like, The Funkadelic DooDoo Awards: “George Puke, Rolling Drones, Donna Bummer, Backstab Dismanagement, Ted Nuisance, Pee Gees, Poot & Fire and those responsible for “Thank Dogs, Its Friday”.
Its Ken Nordine! Instead of giving my two cents…I’ll just quote Ken on himself. “Imagine the imagination as a jazz instrument wailing words, verbal riffs that swing from images to ideas to images……It’s also out loud daydreaming that may be of interest to psychiatrists, amateur, or otherwise…..”
If you love King Crimson, you need this 5 track vinyl with Robert Fripp on guitar and Brian Eno on synth. Released in 1975, the cover is a reproduction of a painting by Peter Schmidt titled, (no surprise here) Evening Star.
David Byrne direced and wrote the movie, True Stories. While this is not the actual soundtrack to the movie, (in which most of the songs are sung by the actors), this album contains Talking Heads’ versions of the songs from the film. Released in 1986.