Another polish souvenir masterpiece: KULT's first record was released through Polton in 1987, and it couldn't sound any fresher. Kazik Staszewski's band knew how to blend punk rock, new wave, reggae vibes and jazzy nuances into an exciting urban pop formula. Poland was quite a different country back then (well, perhaps the whole world was quite different back then) and so this record emerges as the document of a time and place where there was no "music industry" and artists could search for a purest expression... If they only managed to avoid censorship. #vinyl#vinilo#vinylcollection#vinyljunkies#vinyladdict#vinylporn#records#recordcollection#kult#polska 🇵🇱 #kazikstaszewski
orange records #2 in #waxcrayonchallenge
from top left to bottom right
Rustin Man - Drift Code, Tortoise + The Ex - In the Fishtank 5, Portishead - Magic Doors, Get Well Soon - The scarlet Beast o' seven Heads, Hundreds - Tame The Noise, Beth Gibbons - Gorecki - Symphony of sorrowful songs, East India Youth - Culture of Volume, Elbow - Dead in the boot, Heaven 17 - Pleasure One, Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring, The Notwist - The Devil, You and Me, OMD - History of Modern, And the golden Choir - Breaking with Habits, Bark Psychosis - /// Codename: Dustsucker, Roxy Music - Flesh + Blood, The Notwist - 12,
Sun Ra „Monorails And Satellites“ LP (Saturn Research, US, 1968). Enough of Planet Earth, time to get back to the more outer rims of our solar system. Sun Ra may sure be one of the most prolific recording artists in jazz, yet his body of solo work is pretty slim. His identity was so tied up in his ensembles that an album of solo performances seems almost out of place. The pieces were put to tape in an unknown location, probably Sonny’s earthly New York home, on inferior equipment sometime in 1966, though they weren‘t released until two years later. The nature of this record is so sparse, direct & intimate as it gets. We are right there with him in his apartment, you can even hear his phone ringing on one track. Since Ra - with all due respect - is hard to mistake for someone like Art Tatum, Erroll Garner or even Monk, one could sure ask if these minimalist, unfinished sounding, sometimes almost childlike piano sketches would be worth considering if it wasn’t a Sun Ra record. Well, there‘s sure no denying that I tend to listen closer knowing whose work it is. But all obsession aside, this is another piece of the puzzle, another chance to decipher the enigma - and a rather important piece that is as it shows a quite different side of his persona. His approach favors minor-key block chords, spiky notes and jackhammer repetition. At times, one can almost think he’s searching for the proper chord. This is not about melody or conventional song structure. Think more exploratory, expansive, further dimensions of the piano. In fact the LP sounds like the cover art suggests: Ra’s disembodied hands playing a keyboard that seems to be plugged directly into Saturn, his head being just one of the planets in the back. The eight songs incorporate blues, bop, balladry and the avant-garde, sometimes all at once. It's non-virtuosic virtuosity. Like Ellington, his piano really brings you in. It’s not about an amazing technique; it's the weirdness of something that feels very common, everyday.
Spinning this afternoon is Love Over Gold- I was reminded of how good Dire Straits are when I was grabbing a coffee ☕️ and escaping the rain 🌧 @staple_coffee and one of their tunes came on.
Dire Straits toured Tasmania in February 1986 - played at the local footy oval, KGV as it’s called. Lots of bands played there as it was the only place big enough to handle a crowd. I’m pretty sure it was the Brothers in Arms tour.
The concert was fantastic and a highlight was Private Investigations from this album.
I saw the first of the two nights they played and the next day I was surfing 🏄 down at the local beach, Sandpits, when I noticed a windsurfer in trouble well out the back.
I paddled out to him and helped him roll up his sail and tied a rope around my waist and began to tow him back to shore. We weren’t far off the shore, after a fair bit of effort from both of us when the police 👮♀️ boat came around the corner and a helicopter 🚁 appeared as well.
Seems that Alan Clark, the keyboard 🎹 player for Dire Straits has gone out for a sail and got himself into dire straits 😂
I did joke with Alan that if he had been from the support band (The Sundowners) I might have left him there but he was pretty stoked to have been saved and gave me some tickets 🎫 to that nights concert.
I gave these away as I didn’t want to dilute the fantastic experience I had had the night before. I told him that Private Investigations was a stand out and he commented he may struggle with it tonight after his ordeal.
Telegraph Road and Private Investigations take up the whole of side one and I love the length and depth of these songs.
Industrial Disease opens side two and seems like a throwaway tune, but oh so clever and catchy at the same time. I feel like this could have been the song that led to the massive hit “Money for Nothing”
The song ‘Love Over Gold’ almost feels like a poppier reprise of Private Investigations and the closer ‘It Never Rains’ is just another classic Dire Straits clean cut pop song that they do so well. It sums up our summer so far- it never rains just pours down!
Day 347 of my #365DaysOfMusic is "Sisters," the debut full-length studio album by The Bluebells, released in 1984 by Sire Records in the US.
Songwriter Robert Hodgens wrote a column for a Glasgow fanzine called "The Ten Commandments," in which he periodically made up imaginary groups to pad his column. Another fanzine planned to put together a compilation tape of local bands and asked Hodgens where they could hear the fictitious groups perform. In response, Hodgens recorded a song at home, and it ended up on the compilation tape. A representative from Postcard Records heard the song and suggested that Hodgens start a group. In 1981, Hodgens formed The Bluebells with lead vocalist/harmonica player Kenneth McClusky, drummer Dave McCluskey, guitarist Russell Irvin, and bassist Lawrence Donegan. Guitarist Craig Gannon and bassist Neil Baldwin later replaced Irvin and Donegan. The band released a series of singles beginning in 1982, including an early version of "Cath" and "Forever More." Album opener, "Everybody's Somebody's Fool," a remixed version of an earlier single, is a catchy track and an excellent introduction to The Bluebells' jangle-pop sound. The country-tinged "Young At Heart," one of the band's most popular songs, was co-written by Siobhan Fahey of Banarama, who had recorded a version of the song on their debut album. "I'm Falling," a haunting ballad, was a Top 20 UK hit. "Will She Always Be Waiting," produced by Elvis Costello, is a beautiful, thoughtful ballad. "Cath" is a terrific, Beatlesque pop tune.
Other tracks of note: "Learn To Love" and "South Atlantic Way"
Favorite track: "Cath"
Album Cover Credits: Artwork-Peter Barrett
Recommended for fans of Aztec Camera, The Housemartins, and Orange Juice.
Go to the link in my bio to listen to my "Mark's 365 Days of Music" playlist on Spotify.
Day 14 of #decvinylworship
Vinyl colored the way you drink your coffee
Darkthrone - A Blaze In The Northern Sky (1992)
I like my coffee as black as it gets, so here is some of the blackest metal i know.
I picked up this twelve inch one-sided single of Dare, yesterday. Jamie Talk mix, version. By @Gorillaz
The white generic sleeve has hundreds of what I would describe as graffiti tags in felt pen, scattered over both sides and four illustrations of characters that are a similar style to Gorillaz characters, from my perspective, which is pretty uneducated on the subject of that band. But I have to ask the question...is it possible that these illustrations were done by Jamie Hewlett?
Vi har endast 4 ex kvar av Saxon - Vinyl Hoard - Live 1995-2006 på guldfärgad vinyl. Förrpris 1389 kr, nu 999 kr. Först till kvarn 👉 https://www.ginza.se/product/saxon/vinyl-hoard-live-1995-2006-gold-/266064/
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The Beatles, one of the most famous and iconic bands of all time. We woke up this morning to the Christmas Elf with our very expensive ‘Help’, first pressing MONO and the ‘Beatles Greatest’ special limited edition gold Vinyl pressing from the Netherlands in his hands.
Let’s hope he was only listening to them and not up to as much mischief as Lennon was when he penned “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” 🤪
13. King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard - Infest The Rats Nest // Fishing For Fishies • limited rats nest edition // limited toxic landfill edition
Мои любимые австралийцы как всегда не могут обойтись одним релизом. Ну а я не могу из двух выбрать один, потому что каждый по своему прекрасен и обладает уникальной атмосферой.
Но если все же быть честным - Infest The Rats Nest более уникальный и не похожий на другие работы группы.
Death From Above 1979 - “You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine” submitted by @jsteved
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I missed getting Pearl Jam’s MTV Unplugged last Black Friday, but I was lucky enough to find a copy of this RSD exclusive at a decent price. Giving this a spin and enjoying this awesome set from early PJ 🤘