Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - It’s A Holiday Soul Party. Gingerbread and Sharon Jones are my kind of Christmas party! For those in the mood for a music related question: favorite song from the album? For a non music related question: favorite Christmas snack? I’ve been loving the gingerbread lattes at our local coffee place ☕️🎄a HUGE thanks to @tammy.whinette who alerted me to a great deal on this one all the way back in January 🙂
Didn’t try on RSD day, but last night managed to stumble on the only release I had my eyes set on - Herbie Hancock’s Flood album. Thought these were long gone, but the local spot had one just hanging out. Swooped. 1st US reissued pressing since it’s 🇯🇵 only 1975 release. *surprised so many copies of Earth Rot were still available. #diggerslife#herbiehancock#rsd2018
Movements, Outgrown Things.
Favourite Songs; Kept, Hatchet, Vacant Home.
I have a lot to say about this record, but I'll try and keep it short and sweet.
Patrick's lyrics on this record resonate with me so well, when he speaks about not feeling good enough and not being who someone wanted him to be, these are all things that we have felt at some point in our lives and he delivers that message perfectly with his gritty vocals and passion in his voice.
had the honour of seeing these guys live earlier this year and it was one of the best convert experiences I've ever had, got to meet 3/4 boys, they were so humbled by our support and so thankful that we all turned up to listen to them.
seriously, the nicest bunch of dudes I'd ever met 👌🏻 @movementsofficial #movements#outgrownthings#emorevival#emovinyl#vinyl#vinylcollection#vinyljunkie#vinylgram#vinylporn#instavinyl#igvinylclub#recordcollection
Now spinning: ‘Renaissance’ by Polyphia on clear w/ rainbow splatter vinyl. I remember mildly enjoying this album when it came out, but it wasn’t until their newest album dropped (which is ridiculously sick btw) that this one grew on me. Some of the riffs being played on here are just so ridiculously catchy it almost feels like instrumental pop music at times. I think ‘New Levels New Devils’ is the best thing they’ve put out thus far, but this is still a super solid slab of instrumental prog rock from some insanely talented dudes.
Song clip is “Light”
Bitches' Brew is a further extension of the basic idea Miles investigated in his two previous albums, Filles De Kilimanjaro and In A Silent Way. In a larger sense, however, the record is yet another step in the unceasing process of evolution Miles had undergone since the Forties. The man never stopped to rest on his accomplishments. Driven forward by a creative elan unequaled in the history of American music, he incorporated each successive triumph into the next leap forward.
Continuing counting down my favourite albums of the year. I couldn’t narrow it down to a top 20, so even though I’m counting down from 32, there are a good few that could just have easily made the list. Looking forward to seeing all your lists, feel free to comment on my picks or let me know about yours. #bestalbumsof2018#bestof2018#favouritealbumsof2018
17: Joan as Policewoman - Damned Devotion
18: Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert- Here Lies the Body
19: Mastersystem - Dance Music
20: L.A. Salami - The City of Bootmakers
In the mid 70's Van Halen was a local band from Pasadena when Gene Simmons put up the money for them to record a three-track demo. That demo, however, didn't really do anything for them and Eddie Van Halen wasn't loving it because they didn't record it with their own gear and the quality of their sound suffered. It got no interest from labels and Gene left to tour with Kiss but claimed he would help get a deal when he got back. That never really happened because, in the meantime, they were offered a few live gigs and after a sold out show in their hometown, future manager Marshall Berle got them on the bill for a gig at the Whisky a Go Go opening for a band called Venus and the Razorblades. It was that show that started getting the band some attention from the industry, including that of Mo Ostin and Ted Templeman of Warner Bros. Ostin and Templeman went to see the band play at the Starwood in Hollywood and a major record deal was in the works. They hit the studio to record this first, self-titled album which consisted of basically their live show. Bassist Michael Anthony later said, “We didn’t have a ton of material, so we basically just took our live show and all the songs we knew and went for it. The whole album took a couple of weeks. Ted Templeman wanted to make a big, powerful guitar record, and he had all he needed in what Eddie was doing.” Released in 1978 the album peaked at number 19 but sold steadily as they band grew and just under two decades later it had sold over 10 million copies. *
Highway 61 Revisited
(Columbia CL 2389) Original 1965 US 🇺🇸 Mono
Highway 61 Revisited is the sixth studio album by Bob Dylan. Released in August 1965.
Review from Endless Trip
Though Bringing It All Back Home was half electric, this, the finest album by rock’s greatest singer-songwriter, is what made Dylan a bona fide rock star. Looking back, it’s surprising how hard much of it rocks. The lead guitar on ‘Tombstone Blues’, for example, is just about as heavy as the work Clapton was doing with The Bluesbreakers. It’s one of rock’s most perfect albums, mixing rockers, ballads (which here showed a new maturity that would do wonders towards making the rock and roll ballad an extension of what rock really is rather than just a token love song or way for a singer to show a soft side), abstractions and harsh realities with unfettered genius. A lot was made of ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ being a 6-minute single, but Dylan had already done more than anybody to expand the possibilities of pop song length. Farther-reaching is the drumless 11:21 of ‘Desolation Row’, as memorable an epic as rock and roll would ever spew forth. A recent revelation is that the signature organ playing from Al Kooper on ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ was mostly accidental, Kooper coming in late on each phrase because he was learning the chords as the song was playing! Though an excellent song, it’s surprising that ‘It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry’ became one of Dylan’s most covered songs in the rock realm, but it shows Dylan’s innate skill in (probably unintentionally) bridging genres: it’s every bit as much country-rock as it is folk-rock, and signalled some of the directions he and others would head in a few years later.
Review written by Aaron Milenski