Tag: Warner Brothers

Anita Kerr: The Five Classic Warner Brothers Albums 1966-1968 (el Records)

Anita Kerr left the comfort of her successful career in Nashville, setting out to Los Angeles to experiment with more contemporary music. The five albums she released under her name for Warner Brothers are fine examples of mid-60s Easy Listening and Sunshine Pop.

Fleetwood Mac: Tusk (Warner Brothers)

Fleetwood Mac’s double-album behemoth Tusk is a problematic record, tasked with the duty of following up one of the best-selling records of all time. Its material doesn’t quite stand up to the previous album, but then again, how could it?

The Flaming Lips: Heady Nuggs: 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic (Warner Brothers)

This three-disc set is dedicated to exploring the era of Clouds Taste Metallic, the band’s response to their unexpected hit record, “She Don’t Use Jelly,” and finds them refining their weirdness into palpable, accessible numbers. It’s a transitional record in the face of where they would go next, but twenty years on, none of its charm has been lost.

Do What Makes Your Heart Hurt Less: The Story of The Paladins’ Million Mile Club

The story of how an album released out of love for a band caused the beginning of the end of a special relationship between a record label, its founder, and its fans.