Lacksley Castell - Morning Glory LP 1982 Negus Roots label 2005 reissue shown) / Waterhouse is a district in the southwest of the city of Kingston, it has long been revered for its contribution to local music, it was home to the great Black Uhuru & the location of King Tubby's famous studio, to name but two examples. Waterhouse was initially a middle class residential neighborhood, but with the passage of time & negative political influence came a decline in property values & the area became prone to violence, inspiring the nickname Firehouse. Against this backdrop emerged a singular style of singing, unique to the district, known as the Waterhouse Style, characterized by fully committed deliveries combined with wailing harmonic scat singing, best shown by Michael Rose with the group Black Uhuru. Other singers were also highly successful in this style such as Junior Reid & Barrington Levy, next in line were the Youthman group of this style including singers like Horace Martin & the subject of this album: Lacksley Castell. Born & raised in Waterhouse, Castell was brought by Hugh Mundell to Augustus Pablo to record his first songs in 1978 around the age of nineteen, over the next two years Castell would continue to record for various producers including fellow Waterhouse resident Prince Jammy, who was then just entering into production & would license "What A Great Day" to Dave Hendley's Sufferer's Heights label for Castell's first high profile international release. In 1979, Castell would make his first recordings for two further Waterhouse natives, now residents in London, brothers Michael 'Negus' & Robert 'Flacko' Palmer, owners of the Negus Roots label. (more info in comments below) special mention to Mr. Trevor Elliott aka #MusicalAmbassador for gifting me this test press #AllVinylReggaeCollections#LacksleyCastell#NegusRoots#EarlyDancehall#WaterhouseKingston11#ReggaeHistory#instavinyl#vinyligclub#33rpm
I’ve posted about @fakeyps before but a band that good is worth mentioning multiple times.
With @hopelessrecords putting out a #SongsThatSavedMyLife compilation I’d like to share one of mine.
We’ve all had our fair share of hard times in life and we are all different as persons, some timid others bold, some introverts others extroverts and some take much space others don’t. When I first heard Too Cold Too Hold I immediately identified myself with the lyrics and at one point in life it really helped me get through and know I was not alone. Thank you @sideonedummy for signing @fakeyps
Artist: Fake Problems
Album: It’s Great to Be Alive ————————————————————————
What song saved your life?
“Loaded” is the fourth studio album by American rock band the Velvet Underground, which was released on November 15th, 1970.
It was the final album recorded featuring founding member and main songwriter Lou Reed, who left shortly before its release and guitarist Sterling Morris.
Loaded was a commercial effort aimed at radio play, another step away from the Warhol-influenced experimental days of their earlier albums. The album's title refers to Atlantic's request that the band produce an album "loaded with hits". Singer/bassist Doug Yule said, "On Loaded there was a big push to produce a hit single, there was that mentality, which one of these is a single, how does it sound when we cut it down to 3.5 minutes, so that was a major topic for the group at that point.
Reed was critical of the album's final mix. He left the Velvet Underground on August 23, 1970, but Loaded wasn't released until three months later, in November. After its release, Reed maintained in interviews that it had been re-edited and resequenced without his consent.
Reviewing Loaded in Rolling Stone, Lenny Kaye wrote that "though the Velvet Underground on Loaded are more loose and straightforward than we've yet seen them, there is an undercurrent to the album that makes it more than any mere collection of good-time cuts". In The Village Voice, Robert Christgau said the music was genuinely rock and roll but also "really intellectual and ironic", with Reed's singing embodying the paradox. "The trifecta of 'Who Loves the Sun,' 'Sweet Jane' and 'Rock & Roll' is among the best three-song openings on any rock and roll record”!! Loaded was ranked Number 110 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time!
Tonight I am Spinning Loaded by the Velvet Underground!
#TheVelvetUnderground#Lou Reed #Loaded#WhoLovesTheSun#SweetJane#RockAndRoll#CoolItDown#NewAge#HeadHeldHigh#LonesomeCowboyBill#IFoundAReason#TrainAroundTheBend#OhSweetNuthin#Vinyl#VinylJunkie#VinylCollector#LP#33rpm#NowSpinning#Rock#RockAndRoll#Pop#ProtoPunk
Sebadoh || Bakesale (Subpop 30th Anniversary Edition|| 1994 .
Is it possible that Subpop is 30 years old? Can what was cutting edge, indie and counter culture be considered vintage? I swear I was 18 just yesterday.
The Breakfast Club || OST || 1985
Aside from the scoring and Simple Minds, not a soundtrack to which the years have been kind. Ya know, kind of the like the Brat Pack’s careers after the 80s. But how could I not have this in my collection?
Starting with either a sample or a cool replication of a legendary one-off line in the Beatles' "Revolution No. 9" -- "Take this, brother, may it serve you well!" -- the Lips dive head-on into rock dreams on Oh My Gawd!!! Coyne's sudden resemblance vocally to Paul Westerberg is its own curiosity, but the Replacements never quite got so fried -- drunk, yes, but not fried. The cover, one weird-ass collage of skullmonsters, random photographs of landscapes, dogs and things, and, on the back, somebody literally burning up serves to set the mood just as much as the rampaging fun of "Everything's Exploding." The same combination of this and that which made Hear It Is a fun listen takes precedence here -- Coyne and company can strum along softly or crank everything up to ten and back as they please, and they do. Coyne's knack for utterly brilliant song titles also takes full life here -- how else to explain such hilarities as "Maximum Dream for Evil Knievel" or the flatly phrased "Prescription: Love," a groovy mindbender and arty rave-up all at once. While the Lips here are still a rock band par excellence, evidence of the band's increasing ambition kicks in with the simultaneously mocking and celebratory Pink Floyd vibes of "One Million Billionth of a Millisecond on a Sunday Morning." All ten minutes of it should really be on Ummagumma -- Richard English's drums are pure Nick Mason from the get-go -- but darn if it doesn't sound equally great here, as Coyne idly wonders what to do with himself in the time allotted. Other songs throw in everything from Led Zeppelin drum stomps to Mountain/Deep Purple raspy rock bellowing and more besides -- theoretically everything mid-'80s American indie rock wasn't, making the Lips that much more of a fun, unique trip. - AllMusic
Shout out to @weirdvinylgirl while I’m having my usual Thursday evening #byov at @crookedrunbrew . 😏🍺
#nowspinning Kraftwerk - Die Mensch Machine ( the 🇩🇪 version)
Swipe for an awkward selfy, again for my current beverage (Motörhead)
T-BONE WALKER - SINGING THE BLUES 1959. If you have enjoyed an electric blues guitar solo by pretty much anyone ever, you are aware of T-Bone Walker’s legacy. Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King, Chuck Berry, The Allman Brothers and about a thousand others were directly influenced by T-Bone’s innovative phrasing and guitar solo style of the 1940s and 1950s. Ever heard a song called “Stormy Monday”? I thought so. Ever seen/heard any footage of Hendrix playing guitar with his teeth? Guess what? Indirectly, you have probably been aware of T-Bone for years. Direct introductions are probably in order. This LP culls from a stack of 50s 78s, and is rock solid top to bottom. Though the flakes be aloft tonight, things should be mellow come Sunday. You can then come to the Long Island Music Lovers Faire in Massapequa, NY, and take Aaron Thibeaux “T-Bone” Walker home where he belongs. #badkittymusic#longislandrecordandcdloversexpo#tbonewalker#33rpm#instavinyl#vinylgram#massapequarecordshow