A little song to mark the transition from Summer to Fall.
Taken from the Pharaway Sounds release, Baila Mi Rumba.
Y Kant Tori Read, released in 1988, was the proper debut of Tori Amos. She would since disown the project, and the album languished for decades as a rarity. Thus, its low-key digital reissue this month warrants a revisit, and it shows that Amos’s feelings might not have been correct, as it’s a fine album that isn’t nearly as bad as she thinks, and clearly establishes the direction of her solo career.
Taken from the Emotional Response release, It’s The Mick Trouble EP.
The Replacements’ legendary guitarist, Tommy Stinson, stepped out on his own with a new band Bash & Pop. It came and went in a flash twenty years ago, but their debut, Friday Night Is Killing Me, is still an impressive record, twenty four years after its release, an impressive grand slam of straightforward, unpretentious rock and roll.
Taken from the forthcoming Found Recordings release, Gruntruck.
This mysterious record appeared in 1967, and with its cheesy sound effects and pretentious narration, it’s a record that’s impossible not to laugh at. But scratch the surface and you’ll find that this anonymous little record was actually the work of some of the finest musicians of the era and has since become a legend in its own right.
Taken from the Real Gone Music release, He’s The DJ, I’m The Rapper.
Taken from the Big Break Records release, Naked And True: Expanded Edition.
While the rest of the world was going crazy over the Beatles and the British Invasion, Bob Dylan was covertly conquering the hearts and minds of British musicians. Ace Records’ latest compilation serves as an excellent document of the love affair British artists had for the mysterious and cantankerous rocker.