Tag: Omnivore Recordings
One of the most brilliant and uniquely sounding albums from the fertile underground Texas Music scene of the 1970s gets a well-deserved reintroduction to the world.
We take a look at four recent archival reissues that highlight the talent and the creative range of the late Alex Chilton.
Minneapolis rockers Soul Asylum’s third album offered a glimpse of promise for the young band, and soon marked their farewell from the independent rock world. This reissue also includes an odds and ends EP that humorously pay tribute to their new record label.
Omnivore’s latest excursion into the vast Buck Owens vault features a fantastic look at the work of Tom Brumley, his pedal steel guitarist for the majority of the 1960s.
Dan Loves Patti’, the sole album from Chicago musician Chris Holmes’ studio project Yum-Yum, is one of the truly lost gems of the 1990s, and this reissue is a wonderful reintroduction to a band you probably never heard the first time.
The posies released their major-label debut in 1990 with Dear 23, a slick and earnest record of great promise, yet one that felt oddly empty. This deluxe edition reveals a record that suffered somewhat from sounding too polished, and the rough demos help present the album in a different and perhaps more accurate light.
Austin rock trio Fastball’s sophomore release was an unapologetically grown-up album, and to everyone’s surprise the record was an unexpected hit in 1998.
Taken from the Omnivore Recordings release, Game Day.
Two recently released collections document what former Byrds guitarist Gene Clark was doing immediately after leaving the band. One collection finds him sorting out ideas on tape, the other highlights his willingness to work with a young group. While these recordings are rough and probably more for the devoted Byrds fans, they do provide an interesting look into an artist’s creative process.
Bay Area-based Latin rock collective Malo burned bright and fast in their initial ride between 1971 and 1974. A fantastic live band that was ill served by a record label that didn’t quite know how to promote them. This collection presents the best of that era by compiling their fine but somewhat limiting singles.