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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sonny Vincent - PINS


Sonny Vincent - P.I.N.S

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1. Evil Twin 2. Struttin Around 3. Two Sided Jack Ass 4. Twilight (Starry Eyes, Starry Night) 5. Sweet to Me 6. Bond Street 7. Think for Yourself 8. Out of Your Head 9. Right On 10. Drug Binge 11. Jims and an Angel 12. Good Day for Rock 13. Shoot the TV 14. Interview 15. Untitled track

Native New Yorker and lifelong rocker Sonny Vincent is a testament to the spirit of music. Living illegally at age 13 in a girls' dormitory, playing guitar and singing by age 14, and in and out of reform schools not soon after, Vincent rocked harder before he was 18 than most people do in a lifetime.
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Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Byrds - Never Before


The Byrds - Never Before

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(1) 'Mr. Tambourine Man' (2) 'I Knew I'd Want You' (3) 'She Has A Way' (4) 'It's All Over Now, Baby Blue' (5) 'Never Before' (6) 'Eight Miles High' [alternate] (7) 'Why' [alternate take] (8) 'Triad' (9) 'It Happens Each Day' (10) 'Lady Friend' (11) 'I Know My Rider' (12) 'Why' [single version/ stereo mix] (13) 'She Don't Care About Time' [Unreleased Single version] (14) 'Flight 713' [instrumental] (15) 'Psychodrama City' (16) 'Don't Make Waves' [Single Version/Stereo Mix] (17) 'Moog Raga'

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Byrds - In The Beginning

The Byrds - In The Beginning
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1. Tomorrow Is a Long Ways Away 2. Boston 3. Only Girl I Adore 4. You Won't Have to Cry 5. I Knew I'd Want You 6. Airport Song 7. Reason Why 8. Mr. Tambourine Man 9. Please Let Me Love You 10. You Movin' 11. It Won't Be Wrong 12. You Showed Me - The Byrds 13. She Has a Way 14. For Me Again 15. It's No Use 16. Here Without You 17. Tomorrow Is a Long Ways Away [Acoustic Version]

Between 1965 and 1968, the Byrds played a key role in the development of folk-rock and country-rock, and trademark songs "Mr Tambourine Man" and "Turn! Turn! Turn!" became synonymous with the 60s hippy movement.
Forming in Los Angeles in 1964, because guitarist Roger McGuinn wanted to mix the sounds of the Beatles and Bob Dylan, their 1965 cover of Dylan's "Mr Tambourine Man" featured a hugely influential jangling electric-guitar tone that kick-started folk-rock. It topped the charts in Britain and America and the accompanying album, also called Mr Tambourine Man, reached the Top 10 in both charts. Turn! Turn! Turn! was another critical success, and the title track went to No.1 in the American pop chart.
In 1965 the band began to introduce psychedelic sounds and Indian influences to their music, most notably on the Top 20 hit "Eight Miles High". Fifth Dimension (1966) was one of the first psychedelic-rock albums and was another huge success, but lead songwriter Gene Clark soon left the band because his fear of flying made it impossible to tour. The other band-members had to take over songwriting duties, which helped David Crosby develop his talent so that he could go on to form the supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Meanwhile, Younger Than Yesterday (1967) showed hints of the band's new country orientation, but was criticised by some for being over-indulgent. Soon afterwards, Crosby was fired from the band because of personality clashes, and drummer Michael Clark left too. Despite these changes the Byrds' remarkable consistency remained, with The Notorious Byrd Brothers (1968) being one of their best albums yet. They then recruited Gram Parsons, who helped the group in their country-ward musical movement. Sweetheart of the Rodeo (1968) was one of the very first albums of what we now know as country-rock. The new sound alienated some Byrds' fans, while a new crowd was won over by the change. Many critics claim Sweetheart... is the Byrds' greatest achievement, although their previous five albums are also very highly regarded.
In 1968, Parsons and Hillman left to start The Flying Burrito Brothers, leaving Roger McGuinn as the sole remaining member. He continued to record what were essentially solo releases under The Byrds' name, with mixed success. Nothing quite scaled the heights of the 65-68 period, but the 1969 theme to the road movie Easy Rider helped the accompanying soundtrack sell well, and 1970's untitled The Byrds double-album was also warmly received.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes (1978) Live in Boston


Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes (1978) Live in Boston
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1. This Time It's For Real 2. Love On The Wrong Side Of Town 3. Got Me Where She Wants 4. Talk To Me 5. Next To You 6. Trapped Again 7. The Fever 8. I Don't Want To Go Home 9. Having A Party 10. The Time Baby's Gone For Good 11. When You Dance 12. Stagger Lee 13. Santa Claus Is Back In Town 14. Merry Christmas Baby

SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES were at a crucial point in their career when they performed the concert heard on this live album. Two months earlier, they had released their third album, HEARTS OF STONE, the most critically acclaimed album they ever made. Like its predecessors, I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME and THIS TIME IT'S FOR REAL, HEARTS OF STONE was produced by Miami Steve Van Zandt and featured songs writted by Van Zandt and Bruce Springsteen. Both of the band's first two albums had been moderate sellers - HEARTS OF STONE need to be a bigger seller to advance the Jukes, but as of December 23, it was just becoming apparent that this might not happen; the LP stumbled in the charts, and no single had emerged. If the band was apprehensive about its future, however, that only translated into a more fervent performance in Boston. The set includes four selections from the new album, among them the Southside/Springsteen/Van Zandt composition TRAPPED AGAIN, and the Southside signature song, THE FEVER, here given an 11-plus minute reading. The show ends, inevitably, with a pair of Christmas songs that have not appeared on any previous Southside Johnny collection. It all sounds like a triumphant evening with a tight band and its bantam frontman playing well before an enthusiastic audience.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

John Hiatt - Slug Line-Two Bit Monsters


John Hiatt - Slug LIne-Two Bit Monsters

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1. You Used to Kiss the Girls 2. Negroes Were Dancing 3. Slug Line 4. Madonna Road 5. (No More) Dancin' in the Street 6. Long Night 7. Night That Kenny Died 8. Radio Girl 9. You're My Love Interest 10. Take Off Your Uniform 11. Sharon's Got a Drugstore 12. Washable Ink 13. Back to Normal 14. Down in Front 15. I Spy (For the F.B.I.) 16. Pink Bedroom 17. Good Girl, Bad World 18. Face the Nation 19. Cop Party 20. Back to the War 21. It Hasn't Happened Yet 22. String Pull Job 23. New Numbers Listening to John Hiatt's music today, it's hard to believe that at the time these two albums were released, his record company had him positioned as some sort of Midwest version of Elvis Costello or Joe Jackson. Both albums are full of anger, bravado, revenge and guilt, precisely the types of emotions which fueled Costello and Jackson. On "(No More) Dancin' In The Street," Hiatt admonishes the mindless disco hordes with "Martha & The Vandellas showed you how to do as you please/Now all of you idiots are dancin' with The Bee Gees," but back then no one was listening. "Pink Bedroom" finds our hero railing against a prima donna whose world is filled with short shorts and import records and "The Night That Kenny Died" contains some pointed observations about a classmate with some particularly disgusting habits, like picking his nose. Not the type of material which seems destined for the charts, but Hiatt and his... band have created some very engaging, hooky pop on these two albums which, of course, died a quick death in the stores. Worth taking a chance on, although for my money, there's no risk involved. You'll love it!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Rationals - Think Rational!


The Rationals - Think Rational!

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Disc: 1 1. Feeling Lost 2. Look What You Re Doing (To Me Baby) 3. Someday 4. Gave My Love 5. I Need You 6. I Want To Walk With You 7. Little Girls Cry (Deon S Song) 8. Gloria 9. Be My Girl 10. Leavin Here (Version 1) 11. Medley: Smokestack Lightnin /Inside Looking Out 12. Sing 13. Turn On 14. Irrational 15. Look What You Re Doing (To Me Baby) (Demo) 16. Someday (Demo) 17. Gave My Love (Demo) Disc: 2 1. Out In The Streets (Rehearsal) 2. Respect 3. Hold On Baby 4. I Gotta Go Now (Out On The Floor) 5. Said I Wasn T Gonna Tell Nobody 6. (Had You Told It Like It Was It Wouldn T Be Like It Is, Oh No) Not Like It Is 7. Knock On Wood 8. Leavin Here (Version 2) 9. Poor Dog (Who Can T Wag His Own Tail) 10. Temptation S Bout To Get Me 11. Listen To Me 12. I Need You 13. You Got It Made 14. Ha Ha Song 15. Sunset 16. Part Time Love 17. Out In The Streets When serious collectors compose lists of the top shoulda-been-bigger bands of the '60s, the Rationals are often among them. Coming out of the same Ann Arbor, MI scene that gave birth to the MC5 and the Stooges, the group's forté was a sort of garageish take on blue-eyed soul, built around the fine R&B-hued vocals of frontman Scott Morgan. Their mid-'60s singles, however, didn't break in many areas outside of Michigan (where they had some big local hits), and by the time they got to record an album, they had long since passed their peak.
The Rationals actually predated the MC5/Stooges by quite some time, both chronologically and stylistically. When they began recording for the local A2 label in 1965, they were, like many garage bands, heavily influenced by the British Invasion, although they gave their material a more soulful flavor than most similar units. "Gave My Love" was a chart-topper in Ann Arbor (and a hit in Detroit), as was a follow-up single of "Respect" (which predated Aretha Franklin's version). Picked up for national distribution by Cameo/Parkway, it nudged into the lowest regions of the national charts as well.
Similar distribution of follow-up singles by Cameo and Capitol found them pursuing a more blue-eyed soul-oriented direction on cuts like "I Need You" and "Hold on Baby," followed the same story: big success in Michigan, nothing doing elsewhere. Morgan turned down a spot in Blood, Sweat & Tears, and the Rationals finally got an album out on Crewe in early 1970. By that time, though, their moment had passed: their best work was behind them, and attempts to modify their energetic pop/soul approach for the psychedelic album market were ill-fated.
The Rationals broke up in the summer of 1970. Morgan continued to build his cult credentials over the next 25 years on sporadic recordings with Sonic's Rendezvous Band (which also featured the MC5's Fred Smith), the Scott Morgan Band, and Scott's Pirates. Licensing hurdles prevented their batch of fine '60s singles for A2, Cameo/Parkway, and Capitol from being reissued on a coherent anthology until Big Beat Records released the fine two-disc Think Rational! in 2009, which included most of the key tracks the group recorded between 1965 and 1968. ~ Richie Unterberger & Steve Leggett, All Music Guide
THEE best compilation/reissue of the year. GET IT!
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Monday, December 7, 2009

The Smugglers - In the Hall of Fame


The Smugglers - In the Hall of Fame

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1. Rock & Roll Was Never This Fun 2. Your Mom's the Devil 3. For My Lover 4. Bourbon '92 5. Sexy Thing 6. Alan Thicke 7. Miss Ludella Black 8. My Morrissey Shirt 9. Reid 10. Invitation Only 11. Canadian Ambassadors 12. Shake Down! 13. Flyin' Buttress of Love 14. Fun in the USA 15. Hey, Stephanie! 16. I Can't Be Satisfied 17. Make You Mine 18. Vancouver, BC 19. Calgarians Don't Dance 20. That Is Rock & Roll Vancouver, BC garage-punk combo the Smugglers was formed in 1988 by singer Grant Lawrence in tandem with guitarists David Carswell and Nick Thomas; bassist Adam Woodall and drummer Paul Preminger completed the original lineup, which issued their debut single "Up and Down" on the tiny Nardwuar label in 1990. Bassist Beez replaced Woodall for the ten-inch At Marineland, isssued the following year, while Bryce Dunn assumed Preminger's drumming duties for the 1992 LP Atlanta Whiskey Flats. In the Hall of Fame appeared a year later, and in 1994 the Smugglers issued a series of singles including "Tattoo Dave," "Gotta Gotta Gotta" and "Party...Party...Party...Pooper!" before closing out the year with the full-length Wet Pants Club. More singles including "Whiplash!" and "Senor Pantsdown" further expanded the group's prolific catalog, while the 1996 album Selling the Sizzle was issued as a joint release between Canadian indie Mint and its American counterpart Lookout. ~ Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide
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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Paul Revere & The Raiders - 1966 - Midnight Ride


Paul Revere & The Raiders - 1966 - Midnight Ride

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1. Kicks 2. There's Always Tomorrow 3. Little Girl In The 4th Row 4. Ballad Of A Useless Man 5. I'm Not Your Stepping Stone 6. There She Goes 7. All I Really Need Is You 8. Get It On 9. Louie Go Home 10. Take A Look At Yourself 11. Melody For An Unknown Girl 12. Shake It Up 13. Little Girl In The 4th Row (Italian Version) 14. SS 396 15. Corvair Baby
One of the most popular and entertaining groups of the 1960s, Paul Revere & the Raiders enjoyed seven years of serious chart action, and during their three biggest years (1966-1969), sold records in numbers second only to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. And their hits "Steppin' Out," "Just Like Me," "Hungry," "Him or Me-What's It Gonna Be," and "Kicks," in particular, are now seen by compilers as bold, unpretentious pieces of '60s rock & roll with a defiant, punk edge. Paul Revere was born on January 7, 1938 in Harvard, NE. He learned to play the piano as a boy, and developed a keen appreciation for the work of Spike Jones & His City Slickers. He joined his first real band while in his teens, and was later joined by 16-year-old Mark Lindsay (b. March 9, 1942), a singer/saxman who ended up replacing the group's vocalist. Called the Downbeats, they were popular at local dances, and cut a demo for Gardena Records in Los Angeles, where the company's owner was interested in issuing a record, but only if they changed their name. Revere's given name was such a natural as a gimmick that they became Paul Revere & the Raiders. Their third single, a Jerry Lee Lewis-style instrumental, charted low in the Hot 100, and by the middle of 1963, they were one of the major music attractions in the Pacific Northwest.
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Riptides - Tales from Planet Earth


The Riptides - Tales from Planet Earth

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1. Hung Up 2. She Gets Around 3. I Go Mental 4. Omega Man 5. Dial M For Murder 6. Two Minute Penalty 7. Stranger In The House 8. Shellshock 9. I Can't Have A Merry Christmas 10. Call Me 11. Tattletale 12. Shit Outta Luck

Canadian punk rockers the Riptides hail from Ottawa, Ontario. Forming in the mid-'90s they became a fixture in the Canadian underground. They eventually found label homes over at Union 2112 (Canada) and Red Scare (U.S.) to release their November 2006 album, Hang Out, produced by Mass Giorgini. This brand new cd is their best stuff to date. If you dig the Methadones or the Lillingtons, this is just what the doctor ordered. Get it now!!!