Tag: Reviews

Demented Are Go: Original Albums Series (Cherry Red)

Welsh psychobilly pioneers Demented Are Go have their formative years compiled into one crazy, essential box.

High Inergy: Turnin’ On (Big Break Records)

Touted by Berry Gordy as a band that would outperform The Supremes, High Inergy’s debut album proved that Gordy’s assessment wasn’t unrealistic.

Further: Where Were You Then? 1991-1997 (Bad Paintings)

A new compilation of some of underrated indie-rockers Further highlights the best of the band’s single sides.

Thompson Twins: Remixes and Rarities (Cherry Pop)

A 2-CD compilation of Thompson Twins’ best remixes and b-sides.

Matthew Young “Recurring Dreams” (Drag City/Yoga Records)

With the sudden interest in private-press New Age over the last year, many long-lost jewels have been extracted from obscurity and brought into a broader light. One such record is Recurring Dreams, the debut release from Matthew Young, originally released in 1981 and reissued this summer by Drag City imprint Yoga Records. Recurring Dreams is… Read More ›

Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys: Riding Your Way: The Lost Transcrpitions for Tiffany Music 1946-1947

  The postwar development and proliferation of radio stations across the United States proved to be a boon for musicians; regional acts now had the ability to break from their geographic locations and make an impact on the rest of the country. Both artists and businesses recognized the benefits of teaming up; companies realized a… Read More ›

The Hues Corporation: Freedom For The Stallion (BBR)

  The Hues Corporation, a Las Vegas-based R&B group, first came to prominence as the band in the film Blacula, which provided the band with the break they had been seeking, and which resulted in a record deal. Though success was long in coming, when it did come, it was well-deserved. Freedom For The Stallion,… Read More ›

Jobriath: As The River Flows (Eschatone)

I recently wrote about the excellent and essential documentary, Jobriath AD, and was chuffed to learn that a collection of archival recordings was to be released. Entitled As The River Flows, this ten-song collection gathers up a handful of recordings from 1971, before his solo career began in earnest. What amazes is these recordings, made… Read More ›

Man On The Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s

  Considering how well documented his life has been for the past fifty years, it’s still somewhat rare to get Sir Paul McCartney to sit down and talk about Wings and his career during the Seventies. He’s always been a little wiggly, but fortunately, journalist Tom Doyle has had the rare fortune to get him… Read More ›

The Walter Murphy Band: A Fifth of Beethoven (Hot Shot)

Walter Murphy was a young musical prodigy, making a name for himself as a talented preteen musician. His talent would lead him to a very brief gig on The Tonight Show, but he really made his name in 1976, when he hit upon the unique notion of blending the trendy contemporary sound of disco with… Read More ›