Yesterday's Sounds Today

Tag: 1995


Calm: Calm (12″)/Calm (7″)/Moonraker (Numero Group)

The short-lived band Calm offered a transitional phase between the post-hardcore noise band Mohinder and the space rock atmospherics of Duster. The band’s humble discography has just now been reissued, and it offers an interesting snapshot of a now-revered band’s early development.


Song Of The Day: Eno/Wobble, “Lockdown”

The Recoup Song Of The Day for Tuesday, September 8th is “Lockdown” by Eno/Wobble, taken from the All Saints release Spinner.

Brian Wilson And Van Dyke Parks

Brian Wilson & Van Dyke Parks: Orange Crate Art (Omnivore Recordings)

In 1992, as Beach Boy Brian Wilson’s life once again turned tumultuous, his old friend Van Dyke Parks reached out to him and offered a chance to collaborate. Orange Crate Art, released in 1995 to little fanfare, has now been reissued with a bold and delightful expanded edition, and has stood the test of time.

Nightmares On Wax

Song Of The Day: Nightmares On Wax, “Aquaself”

The Recoup Song Of The Day for Wednesday, March 11th is “Aquaself” by Nightmares On Wax, taken from the Warp Records release Smokers Delight: 25th Anniversary Edition.

Song Of The Day: Buffalo Tom, “Summer”

A gorgeous song for the arrival of Autumn.

The Artist Formerly Known As Prince: The Versace Experience: Prelude 2 Gold (NPG Records/The Prince Estate)

For Fashion Week 1995, The Artist Formerly Known As Prince compiled a cassette that served as a prelude to his forthcoming album The Gold Experience, a release that quickly became a Holy Grail. Part remix album, part sampler, part audio collage, it offers a fascinating–and often quite frustrating–first peek into what The Kid was up to that year.

Song Of The Day: Jeff Buckley, “Dream Brother” (Live In Chicago)

Taken from the Columbia/Legacy Recordings release, Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL, May 13, 1995.

Song Of The Day: Fitz Of Depression, “I’m The Man”

This fantastic cover of a Joe Jackson classic gives us a moment to remember Mikey Dees, the late frontman of Fitz of Depression, who passed away this week.

Song Of The Day: Pansy Division, “Valentine’s Day”

A perennial favorite, and a dedication to the lovelorn today.

Song Of The Day: Teenage Fanclub, “Sparky’s Dream”

Taken from the Sony release, Grand Prix.