Guitarist Don Rich’s untimely death cut short an already impressive musical career barely a decade long, and this compilation of his performances with Buck Owens’ band The Buckaroos highlights some of his best work.
We remember the talented Joey Casio, a talented young man who sadly perished in the Oakland Ghostship Collective fire.
This Black Friday Record Store Day release offers up an album from 1962 that is notable more for its notoriety than its content.
Taken from the forthcoming Omnivore Recordings release, Guitar Pickin’ Man.
This twofer offers up the best of the best from Dave & Sugar, who may be obscure now, but in their time were quite successful in making an enjoyable blend of country and pop.
British progressive group Quiet World took a bold step and released a conceptual record for its debut album. The Road was a gamble that didn’t pay off; this reissue, however, shows that there was more to the story, and serves as a cautionary tale about being too audacious too soon in one’s career.
Taken from the SoulMusic Records release, Standing Right Here: The Anthology (The Buddha and Epic Years).
Zager & Evans came out of nowhere with a smash single that offered up an eerily prophetic vision of the dystopian future-and then they went right back into oblivion. This collection compiles most of their recorded work–mostly lovely baroque pop songs by a band with a stylistic identity problem.
Taken from the UMe release, My Generation: Super Deluxe Edition.
This reissue of the sole album by Columbus-based shoegazers The Emerald Down sends us back to our nascent zine-scribbler days, because, hey, what we said then is still true now–only thing that’s changed is that Scream The Sound is now lauded as a classic American shoegaze record.