Tag: Cherry Red
In the mid 1990s, former Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips was asked to record an at-home session for broadcast on NPR. The Living Room Concert documents that performance, and serves as a nice curio of an intimate home performance.
On September 11th, 2001, Mercury Rev released All Is Dream, an album many consider to be the band’s magnum opus. Late last year, Cherry Red released a superb 4-CD expanded box set documenting the album’s creation and that era of the band. We sat down with the band’s visionary Jonathan Donahue to discuss the creation of the album, the mindset going into the day of its American release, and the album’s legacy.
The mid-1990s Britpop scene produced a lot of great music, and this lovely compilation–compiled by a mover and shaker in the heart of the all–gives a nice glimpse at some of the lesser-known talents worthy of remembrance.
The Recoup Song Of The Day for Wednesday, August 19th is “Truce” by Jim Bob, taken from the Cherry Red release Pop Up Jim Bob.
Brooklyn heavy metal trio Sir Lord Baltimore concocted a unique sound for its era, and became one of the founding fathers of the budding Heavy Metal genre. This three-disc collection rounds up their entire output in one handy collection that makes a case for their importance.
The Recoup Song Of The Day for Friday, June 5th, is “We’ve Come Undone” by Fish On Friday, taken from the Esoteric Antenna release, Black Rain.
When it appeared in 1990, California psych-rockers Spirit’s penultimate album Tent Of Miracles couldn’t have seemed more pathetic. Yet this expanded and remastered reissue breathes new life into it, and while the album is far from perfect, it’s much more promising than its original release might have lead you to believe.
The Recoup Song Of The Day for Tuesday April 28th is “2020 WTF!” by Jim Bob, taken from the Cherry Red release, “2020 WTF!”
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels: Sockin’ It To You: The Complete Dynovoice/New Voice Recordings (RPM)
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels burned brightly, offering up one of the most definitve soul/rock songs of the Sixties. Yet they only existed for a very brief moment, and RPM Records’ new three-disc set collects the entirety of their output in one fine, superb collection.
I’d Love To Turn You On: Classical And Avant-Garde Music That Inspired The Sixties Counter-Culture (El Records)
I’d Love To Turn You On: Classical And Avant-Garde Music That Inspired The Counterculture offers a fascinating peek behind the curtain of the artists and musicians that inspired the British underground in the late 1960s.