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.
Wonderful footage of one of the last performances from “the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans ever produced.”
Taken from the Chrysalis release, Naked Eyes.
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.
Taken from the 1992 Cherry Red release, Primitive Painters.
Taken from the Lemon Records release, Girlschool: The Singles.
Taken from the forthcoming Warner Brothers release, Piano & A Microphone 1983.
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.
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.
Taken from the Universal Music release, Anne Murray: The Ultimate Collection.