Saturday afternoon with a bit of U2 War.
Do I really need to say any more?
I remember listening to this years ago...and now after finally getting it on vinyl I can say it has definately got better with age!
Tenacious D - S/T (2001)
As anyone who witnessed their legendary shorts on HBO will attest, Tenacious D is indeed the greatest band on earth. Bad D is still better than the Beatles and good D is transcendent. Even so, Tenacious D's debut album will likely kick fans on their asses because the D is no longer just about JB and KG. They're even ready to be more than a power trio -- they're ready to be backed by a full band, complete with Dave Grohl on drums and the Dust Brothers behind the boards. After years of hearing them as an acoustic heavy metal duo, that's a real shock, but they've also overhauled their repertoire, reworking and retitling several songs and leaving many tunes behind. Most regrettably, there is no "History of Tenacious D," even if it is quoted in the liner notes, but there's also no "Rocketsauce," no "Kyle Took a Bullet for Me," no "Sasquatch," no "Cosmic Shame," no "Special Things," and no "Jesus Ranch." "You Broke the Rules" becomes "Karate," "Song of Exultant Joy" is "Kyle Quit the Band," "Sex Supreme" becomes "Double Team," "The Best Song in the World" becomes "Tribute," lacking many of the "Stairway to Heaven" allusions in this version, and so on and so forth (elements of their opening theme are incorporated into "Kielbasa," thankfully). Furthermore, the dynamic has shifted drastically because the group no longer sounds like maniacal misfits who've conquered the worlds in their own minds playing to an audience who just hasn't caught up yet. Here, they sound like victors who've had their delusions of grandeur come real (which is true when you think about it -- those shorts might not have done much on HBO, but videotapes passed through a lot of hands on the underground video railroad). This is a bigger change than you might think, and while the acoustic D sounds better, weirder, and purer, this still is a hell of a record, particularly because it rocks so damn hard.
December Singer Songwriter Record of the Month - Daniel Romano - Finally Free (Ltd. Ed. green/red vinyl): "Finally Free is a lucid plea. It is a final apology and an attempt at the unwarranted reconciliation between us and everything in our path (including ourselves). It is an exploration of how to cope with the certain end created by our own hand. And/Or, it is the enlightenment of change and the promise of all possibilities in all circumstance. The celebration of all things mystical and unknown. Accepting the unknown with grace and humility, one can illuminate in spirit and trudge forward through the remaining landscape. Maybe even see it's beauty for the first time." - Daniel Romano. #mustownvinyl#danielromano#blindtigerrecordclub#yourvinylyourchoice
December Alternative Record of the Month - The Revivalists - Take Good Care (Ltd. Ed. red vinyl): 2018 release from the New Orleans rockers. The Revivalists worked with multiple producers and co-writers on Take Good Care. Dave Cobb, Andrew Dawson and Dave Bassett each collaborated with the band on the 14-track effort. Sessions were held in New Orleans as well as at Nashville's iconic RCA Studio B. Marked by songwriting that is both intensely personal and also an escape, Take Good Care is brimming with sonic complexity, celebration, and catharsis. Sometimes raising more questions than answers, it is a reflection of the up-and-down journey of life that we're all on together. Take Good Care is the first Revivalists album since the group's breakthrough 2015 release Men Amongst Mountains. #therevivalists#limitededitionvinyl#blindtigerrecordclub#yourvinylyourchoice
Kanye West | My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy(limited edition,3LP)
The Shins | Los Lobos vs. The Shins
The Kinks | 50th Anniversary
Alt-j | Relaxer
Grandaddy | Practice ‘97 Live Recordings
Amy Winehouse | Hidden Treasure
Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mixtape Vol 1 & 2
#decembervinylchallenge by @fabrice_torricella
#Day15 - Night Drive
@WhiteLiesOfficial #Friends is the vinyl that I've chosen for this challenge. This album is amazing from the start to the end.
I would like to have a car right now and drive all night long with their music. Maybe someday
#stories#RightPlace "...I’ve got my heart beating in the right place,I know it’s just the wrong time.
But when it starts, I’m not gonna miss a second no..."
Fleetwood Mac - Mirage (1982) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Everyone starts somewhere with Fleetwood Mac. (So which of their albums did you start with?) #
For me it was Mirage. I got it on tape some time in the mid 80s. I had heard Hold Me on radio and it definitely caught a firm hold of me. I spent so much time with this album I can easily sing along to every track here. It's a pure pop album, impeccably produced as you'll expect from an album from them. It beautiful because they never go past the limits and indulge in the coming 80s excesses in production (that would come with Tango in The Night). Every now and then when I return to this album, it still gives me tingles as I recall how it sparkles and how I discovered it 30 years ago. I've posted this before, but every once in a while, we all need a little Mirage. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #fleetwoodmac#mirage#ihaveathingforvinyl#vinyladdicted
Best comeback albums: Black Gives Way To Blue (Alice In Chains - 2009).
Black Gives Way To Blue is the fourth studio album by the American rock band Alice In Chains. Black Gives Way To Blue was Released on 29 September 2009, after 14 long years since their last release, 7 years after the death of original lead singer Layne Staley, and with new vocalist William DuVall. Its title track and closing song deals with Staley's death, and, in a interview, guitarist Jerry Cantrell said that the song was necessary in order to proceed with the reunion. The guest appearance by Elton John on the title track performing piano was an interesting appearance.
Black Gives Way To Blue peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold by the RIAA on May 26, 2010. The album received Grammy nominations in consecutive years, both in the Best Hard Rock Performance category, for "Check My Brain" (2010) and "A Looking in View" (2011).
Realized it's been almost 2 months since I made a post. In fact, my last post was the day I decided to take sobriety seriously again. Hitting these meetings every day, school, and work doesn't give me much time for my #vinyloftheday posts. Its been a crazy year that has taught me a lot about myself for the better, and these are 15 of my favorite albums that accompanied me through this wild ride of 2018. 🔹️Evidence - Weather or Not <--My Album of the Year #aoty 🔹️Buddy -Harlan & Alondra <--almost AOTY 🔹️Pusha T - Daytona 🔹️Saba - Care For Me 🔹️Calvin Valentine - Keep Summer Safe 🔹️Chris Orrick - Portraits 🔹️Masta Ace & Marco Polo - A Breukelen Story 🔹️Benny The Butcher - Tana Talk 3 🔹️Freddie Gibbs, Curren$y & Alchemist - Fetti 🔹️G-Side - The II Cohesive 🔹️Phonte - No News is Good News 🔹️JMSN - Velvet 🔹️The Offdaze - Couple's Skate 🔹️The Hermit & The Recluse (Ka) - Orpheus vs The Sirens 🔹️Mick Jenkins - Pieces of a Man
Drop a comment on an album not mentioned here that you'd think I'd enjoy!
NEW US VINYL SHIPMENT IN !
New lot of 2000+ used vinyl launching HEAR @ Burlington (#01 -39, Burlington Sq) this Sat 15th Dec.
Round 1 Released HEAR @ Chinatown (#01 -98, 5 banda Street). HEAR @ Chinatown & Burlington. Opened everyday 11-730pm. Sunday 12-6pm.