Tag: Cherry Red
Sure, Disco may have sucked, but did it always? Disco 75 is the first in a compelling new compilation series from Robinsongs that is dedicated to exploring the best of the best for each year of the disco era. This first collection is much more diverse than you might think.
Dinosaur Jr frontman J Mascis occasionally stepped away from the full band experience for a handful of solo acoustic performances. Fed Up And Feeling Strange captures those moments, offering not only his first-ever solo acoustic performance, but also his 1995 solo album Martin & Me, and a loose but fun show from 1998, shortly before dissolving his band.
Though long forgotten, the British AM radio rock of the early 1970s gave the world some weird and wonderful pop nuggets. A new compilation, Bubblerock Is Here To Stay!, offers 78 nuggets you probably will never hear anywhere else.
A brand new box set collects all of the major label recordings of the legendary Seattle underdogs Mudhoney, bringing new light to this era, one often overlooked for its corporate associations. Real Low Vibe shows that the major label didn’t change Mudhoney–if anything, the experience made them a much better band.
In 1980, former Yes frontman Jon Anderson released Song Of Seven, an impressive, interesting take on more contemporary, traditional sounds.
Reggae label Trojan Records conceived a unique idea: release an album containing the divisive orchestral backing tracks and release them as an Easy Listening records. Thus was born Reggae Strings, a delightful record that stands on its own merits. This new collection offers a second disc that features the original songs, and turning the curiosity into an essential best-of for the first era of the beloved label.
In 2005, Mercury Rev released its follow-up to the masterpiece All Is Dream. Unfortunately, The Secret Migration largely went ignored. This new deluxe edition offers a fresh and vital reconsideration of an album much better than the indifference at the time might have led you to believe.
The Recoup Song Of The Day for Friday, October 23 is “Below this Sun” by Immaculate Fools, taken from the forthcoming album Stardust And Water.
In 1999, Dexys Midnight Runners frontman Kevin Rowland released My Beauty, his second solo album. Unfortunately, the album was instantly overshadowed by its (un)controversial cover, amongst other problems. Twenty years later, the album finally gets the loving reissue and reevaluation it deserves.
In 1992, British singer/songwriter Tasmin Archer released one of the year’s best albums, Great Expectations. But that album’s superb promise was never realized, as her label dropped the ball on her. Sweet Little Truths offers up her complete recordings for the label, and is easily one of the most essential reissues of 2020.