Tag: 1969

John Lennon & Yoko Ono: Two Virgins/Life With The Lions (Chimera Music)

The Unfinished Music series was designed as a way for John Lennon and Yoko Ono to document their budding relationship. The sounds held within are uncompromising, unique, and occasionally frustrating. In other words, Yoko Ono at her best.

Roy Orbison: One Of The Lonely Ones (UMe/Roy’s Boys)

Roy Orbison’s One Of The Lonely Ones was unreleased in its time, and seeing release four decades later, it’s an enjoyable–if not particularly revelatory–artistic statement of a man in the throes of personal tragedy and loss.

The Honeymoon Killers (Criterion)

Leonard Kastle’s The Honeymoon Killers is a true-crime/horror/film noir masterpiece based on actual events, but its backstory is so convoluted that the making of the film is equally as engaging. Criterion’s recent reissue of the DVD brings this classic to light, reintroducing it to a new generation of movie buffs.

Lenny Breau: The Velvet Touch of Lenny Breau–Live! (Wounded Bird Records)

This live record, released in 1969, serves as one of the lasting documents of the greatness that was the talented but now-obscure Canadian guitarist Lenny Breau.

Twilight Music: Miles Davis, In A Silent Way (1969)

No words, simply one of Miles Davis’ finest albums, presented in its entirety, for your listening enjoyment.

3AM Eternal: Poco “Pickin’ Up The Pieces” (1969)

Here’s a little country-rock nugget to get your weekend off to an upbeat, fun start!

3AM Eternal: Elvis Presley “Suspicious Minds” (1969)

The King is dead…long live The King!

3AM Eternal: The Honeys “Tonight You Belong To Me” (1969)

Brian Wilson’s wife’s project, The Honeys, often served as an outlet for Brian’s production skills. This 1969 single is a lovely little number, if not slightly anachronistic for the times.

3 AM Eternal: Hugo Montenegro “Good Vibrations” (1969)

When mainstream culture takes on psychedelia, the results are interesting., and here’s a fine example. Dig that crazy solo, too!

3AM Eternal: The Beach Boys “I Just Got My Pay” (1969/1970)

A fun and catchy late 60s outtake that celebrates that most special day of the week: payday!