Yesterday's Sounds Today

Tag: 1983

Wire Train: In A Chamber: Expanded Edition (Supermegabot)

In 1983, a young San Francisco band named Wire Train released its debut album, one that in recent years has been recognized as a lost classic from America’s burgeoning alternative rock scene. This reissue offers up its first standalone CD release, remastered and featuring a half-dozen bonus tracks–as well as some of the finest music of its era.

James Booker Live At The Maple Leaf Bar, October 1983

Wonderful footage of one of the last performances from “the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans ever produced.”

Song Of The Day: Naked Eyes, “The Time Is Now”

Taken from the Chrysalis release, Naked Eyes.

Prince: Piano And A Microphone 1983 (NPG/Warner Bros.)

The first foray into the legendarily massive Prince archival vaults is an enjoyable session that finds him alone on piano, playing around in the studio with songs old and new.

Song Of The Day: Felt, “Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow (Demo)”

Taken from the 1992 Cherry Red release, Primitive Painters.

Song Of The Day: Girlschool, “Burning In The Heat”

Taken from the Lemon Records release, Girlschool: The Singles.

Song Of The Day: Prince, “Mary Weep For Me”

Taken from the forthcoming Warner Brothers release, Piano & A Microphone 1983.

The Flaming Lips: Scratching The Door: The First Recordings Of The Flaming Lips (Rhino)

This collection of the earliest recordings from Oklahoma City legends the flaming lips gathers up their earliest recordings featuring visionary Wayne Coyne’s brother Mark on vocals. This compilation is the first installment of a series of every issues dedicated to celebrating the band’s 35th anniversary.

Anthony Phillips: Invisible Men (Esoteric Recordings)

In the early 1980s, former Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips attempted a pop crossover; the final product, Invisible Men, wasn’t very good. Yet this reissue expands that album and presents a second disc of material from the era, and shows that while the final album was an underwhelming effort, the creative well from which it was drawn was anything but inferior.

Song Of The Day: Anne Murray, “A Little Good News”

Taken from the Universal Music release, Anne Murray: The Ultimate Collection.