The 1994 film Time Chasers earned a reputation as being “so-bad-it’s-good” thanks to its appearance on Mystery Science Theater 3000. A recent reissue of the film’s soundtrack reveals a jewel of a score hidden in plain sight.
I’d Love To Turn You On: Classical And Avant-Garde Music That Inspired The Sixties Counter-Culture (El Records)
I’d Love To Turn You On: Classical And Avant-Garde Music That Inspired The Counterculture offers a fascinating peek behind the curtain of the artists and musicians that inspired the British underground in the late 1960s.
Seiche lived and died without anyone knowing their name, and their 1981 demo tape in LP form is now a highly sought-after collectable. This reissue highlights a young trio with plenty of ambition and potential to match.
American expat Scott Walker found influence in the work of Belgian songwriter Jacques Brel. This handy collection might not offer anything new to the Scott Walker fan, but with its inclusion of Brel’s original French versions, it makes a fascinating little introduction for both artists.
1990 proved to be a very, very good year for British independent music. C90, Cherry Red’s latest in their C86-inspired compilation series, is a mammoth collection of some of the finest known and forgotten talents of the scene.
Steve Goodman was a young songwriter who is best known for two classic country/rock standards, but he died before establishing himself as a solo act. These two superb releases from the mid 1970s show him as a fine songwriter and arranger with a knack for superbly recreating the sounds of the past.
Bear Family’s second and final installment in their The Great Tragedy compilation examining the doomed Winter Dance Party 1959 offers the other side of the story of that tour, and amazingly shows just how quickly the music industry distanced itself from rock and roll–literally the same day.
At the end of 1971, Righteous Brother Bobby Hatfield held a recording session with producer Richard Perry in preparation for his second solo album. Stay With Me offers up the fruits of that long-lost and relatively unknown session, and show a masterful singer at work.
British first wave punk rockers The Flys had a lot of potential, but odd creative moves stifled the young band. This exhaustive collection highlights a band well deserving of rediscovery.
The troubled founder of Fleetwood Mac began his solo career with The End Of The Game, a bizarre album unlike any of his previous work and one that still confounds a half a century later.