Taken from the UMe release, Rule The World: The Greatest Hits.
Somewhere in Texas. Loves life, love, and Mike Love. Needs a date to the prom. Tries not to write in cliches. Owner of therecoup.com and semi-professional talker to people.
Texas guitarist Eric Johnson’s career was in an odd place in the 1980s; though a superbly talented musician with a Grammy nomination under his belt, he had difficulty finding a proper home for his music. Instead, he focused on his live show, and became a top-notch live act. This concert, recorded in 1988, captures him in his prime, shortly before he scored a surprise commercial hit with his song, “Cliffs Of Dover.”
Taken from the Used Bin Pop Music Group release, Greatest Blips, Vol. 1.
Graham Bonnet’s early 80s metal band Alcatrazz shone brightly, but suffered from a rotating cast of guitarists–who would leave the young band to become very famous shortly thereafter. This three-disc set serves as a greatest hits package for a band that was truly great, and shows the band as one that had great potential.
Taken from the Mom & Pop single, “I Was A Fool.”
Taken from the Chunklet Industries release, Part Time Punks Session.
By 1987, Carly Simon’s career was in a bit of a slump. After a disastrous attempt to make a contemporary pop album, she launched into make a mature, intelligent record that resulted in some of her best writing to date, and was an international success to boot.
Taken from the Rhino release, Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology.
Stax Record celebrates its 60th Anniversary this year, and this compilation takes a look at its lesser-known diversion into country music.
Taken from the Sony Legacy Release, Willie And The Boys: Willie’s Stash Vol. 2.