Tag: Cherry Red

The Residents: Commercial Album (New Ralph Too/Cherry Red/MVD Audio)

The Residents’ 1980 album was a fantastic conceptual piece poking fun at pop music that was lighthearted and carefree while never failing to be less than 100% serious in its approach. This expanded reissue offers copious evidence of just how serious they consider it in their legacy.

The Residents: Eskimo (New Ralph Too/Cherry Red/MVD)

Experimental agitators and jokers The Residents set aside their humorous nature for their sixth album, buckling down and creating an amazing and unique ambient record that documented life in an Eskimo tribe. It was a creative gambit, but one that succeeded and resulted in a unique and impressive composition.

Charlie Walker: Close All The Honky-Tonks/Wine, Women, And Walker/Don’t Squeeze My Sharmon/Honky-Tonkin’ With…

Charlie Walker was a hard-working country musician who loved the honky tonk lifestyle, as witnessed by this two CD set of four of his barroom-minded albums.

Third Ear Band: Music From Macbeth (Esoteric)

Director Roman Polanski tapped British progressive collective Third Ear Band to compose the music for Macbeth, his first production after the murder of his wife and friends at the hands of Charles Manson. Through use of improvisation in the blending of old and new musical techniques, they provided the bleak, heavy score the film needed.

Les Troubadours Du Roi Baudouin: Missa Luba (él Records)

El Records’ latest box set compiles most of the original studio recordings of the Congolese boys choir Les Troubadours du Roi Bauduoin, and then uses it as a springboard to examine the use of classical music in postwar cinema. At nearly four hours, it is a veritable feast for the ears.

Songs Of 2018: Brücken/Froese, “Whispers (of) Immortality”

The front woman for one of the best 1980s electronic pop bands teamed up with the son of a progressive rock legend for one of the most sedate and enjoyable albums of the year.

The Bobby Fuller Four: Magic Touch: The Complete Mustang Singles Collection (Now Sounds)

Texas rocker Bobby Fuller will forever be known for his sole hit and his mysterious death. That’s a shame, as this new compilation shows that he was a versatile and promising young artist.

The Ghost Of Christmas: Alien Sex Fiend, “Ghost In The Machine”

This special series is dedicated to the forgotten tradition of ghost stories during the Christmas season. We think it’s an absolutely fantastic idea, and so we decided to make a playlist of sorts to give your evenings the touch of darkness the holiday requires. First up is a new track from an old master.

Dinosaur Jr: Ear-Bleeding Country: The Best Of Dinosaur Jr (Cherry Red)

Few greatest hits packages serve a band quite as well as this Dinosaur Jr compilation from 2001. This reissue expands that set with a second disc of fan favorites and choice cuts from their post-reunion releases.

Sky: Carillon: The Singles Collection 1979-1987

British classical rock phenomenon Sky offered up a unique take on progressive music, and this two disc collection that compiles their complete singles discography shows what made them such a versatile and interesting band.