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The Waterboys, Modern Blues, 2015 on Harlequin and Clown

Underappreciated album from The Waterboys on the label Mike Scott created from 2015 – I believe this album (in all its formats) was the the label’s only release….

Jeff Tweedy, Chelsea Walls (Soundtrack), 2002 on Rykodisc / 2022 on Omnivore

Wonderful soundtrack featuring Jeff Tweedy collaborating with Glenn Kotche, around the time of supergroup Loose Fur just before Kotche become Wilco’s drummer. There’s also two great covers: Jimmy…

Tin Machine, Tin Machine II, 1991 on Victory.

Is this post going to get me flagged on various social platforms? The cover image is four Greek Kouroi, status of nude male youths. That led to the…

The Suburbs, In Combo, 1980 on Twin/Tone

The debut album from Minneapolis band The Suburbs. Twin/Tone’s catalog (in 1984) described it thusly: Inspired, frenetic, sometimes absurb, the Suburbs’ debut LP is a rocker. Considerably more…

Dylan, Dylan, 1973 on Columbia

This was the album Columbia famously released without Dylan’s authorization after he signed with Asylum Records. (He would release Planet Waves and Before the Flood on Asylum before…

John Mayall, Blues from Laurel Canyon, 1968 on London Records

Released on Decca in the UK and London Records in the US, this was Mayall’s first LP after the breakup of the Bluesbreakers and his last on Decca…

Wednesday, Rat Saw God, 2023 on Dead Oceans

Wednesday is out of Asheville NC, and blends together shoegaze / noisy indie rock with a kind of alt. country / country rock vibe. Expect to see much…

Chet Baker, Deep in a Dream, 2017 on Jazztwin

Places where record collectors hang out online are full of threads about “grey market” European pressings of Jazz from the 50s and early 60s. Many of these take…

Bauhaus, Burning From The Inside, 1983 on Beggar’s Banquet / A&M

Quite a shift from yesterday’s post of Oscar Peterson’s Return Engagement to Bauhaus, but that’s the joy of a diverse collection. I was just a touch too late…

Oscar Peterson, Return Engagement, 1974 on Verve

Double LP compilation from the mid-seventies, collecting tracks from: The Trio: Live From Chicago, Very Tall, West Side Story, Affinity, Night Train, We Get Requests, Something Warm, Night…

Jeff Beck, Truth, 1968 on Epic

This was Beck’s solo debut, following after time in the Yardbirds, and features Ron Wood, pre-Faces Rod Stewart, Keith Moon (credited as “You Know Who”) and Mick Waller…

Jeff Tweedy, Love is the King, 2020 on dBpm Records

Tweedy went into recording mode when Wilco’s tour was put on hold due to Covid-19 in April of 2020. Both Tweedy’s sons, Spencer and Sam, contribute to the…

Peter Buck, Self-Titled, 2012 on Mississippi/Change Records

First solo album by the long-time guitarist for R.E.M., released in 2012 on Mississippi Change records. My copy is from the second pressing, which means it omits the…

Tom Tom Club, The Man With The 4-Way Hips (12″ Single), 1983 on Sire

Tom Tom Club, of course, were Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz from Talking Heads. It started as a side project while Talking Heads were still active, but has…

Parliament, The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein, 1976 on Casablanca

One of my rules of thumb is that any 70s Parliament or Funkadelic vinyl I find that is in reasonable shape and not too expense I just buy….

The Rolling Stones, Flowers, 1967 on London Records

This was the second compilation album for the Stones, collecting some studio cuts that had not been released (or released but not on the US versions of albums)….

Dean & Britta, Quarantine Tapes, 2021 on Double Feature Records

This was released first in 2020 in digital format by Dean & Britta themselves, but then issued on vinyl and CD by Double Feature Records in 2021. Dean…

Wye Oak, Shriek, 2014 on Merge Records

Third album on Merge Records and fourth overall for Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack, produced by Wye Oak with Nicolas Vernhes (who had worked with Fischerspooner and Dirty…

Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden, March 28th 2024

A bit delayed in getting this post up – but a few weeks back I got the chance (thanks to some stellar partners at work) to see Billy…

Willie Nelson & Webb Pierce, In the Jailhouse Now, 1982 on Columbia

i love a good Willie Nelson tribute album or duet album: San Antonio Rose with Ray Price, For the Good Times (a tribute to Price), the tribute album…