The Recoup Song Of The Day for Wednesday, February 5th is “Every Time You Go Away” by Paul Young & The Royal Family, taken from the Music On Vinyl release, Live At Rockpalast.
The Recoup Song Of The Day for Friday, January 24th is “Música Esporádica” by Música Esporádica, taken from the album Música Esporádica, out now on Music From Memory.
Taken from the Bureau B release, Clouds Of Glory.
Some words on the career of forgotten country legend Earl Thomas Conley, who passed away yesterday at the age of 77.
Taken from the Virgin Records release, Alchemy: An Index Of Possibilities.
For Black History Month, we’re paying tribute to the fantastic artists and entertainers who have enriched our culture. First up: the opening salvo from a band who from the get-go proved that they were not going to be anything less than extraordinary.
The Eighties proved to be a fallow period for a lot of classic country musicians, Tammy Wynette included. These two late-period records are exceptions to the rule; one, a fine take on contemporary sounds; the other, a true retro country record that featured an all-star cast.
The Rave-Ups was an LA-based College Rock band who had a roots-rock heart and a flirtation with mainstream success via an appearance in John Hughes’ classic Sixteen Candles. Their debut album is fine, albeit one with a slight identity problem.
If you’ve never heard anything like this, then you’ll never have heard anything like this. The ethnic music of a world created by JG Ballard, perhaps?
Though Ministry might disown this, their first “hit,” it’s still a great little number, and a reminder to keep Hallowe’en in your heart all year round!