So, I'm currently sitting listening to Lift To Experience's The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads. This has been a favourite of mine since I first heard it about 12 years ago. I was a little late to hop aboard the Lift To Experience train, y'see. Missed it, actually. By the time I got into these guys, they had … Continue reading The Best Band In The Whole Damn Land
So, at the start of the week there I received an email. The Afghan Whigs Newsletter, actually. 'The Afghan Whigs’ Black Love Turns 20' It declares. I know this to be a fact, as I am only too familiar with the album (it is, after all, one of my 'Fifteen'). However, I figured there must … Continue reading Set The Dials To Thrill Me
So, back in May I got a message from Mike Ladano saying that Aaron at KMA had located an item that would be of great interest to me. Aaron is the keeper of the Master Grail List and I'd been meaning to send him a few titles for a while. Anyhoo, a few months back … Continue reading “Parcel for you, pal”
So, 1999. The Eve of the Millennium. There were a few things I remember well. The biggest thing - and the most bonkers - was the big dark cloud that loomed like the wormhole that opened over Stark Tower. Complete global meltdown. The annihilation of everything that makes the world tick: The Millennium Bug. Folks … Continue reading “She walked in with her alligator sister trying to get to Heaven on Sunday”: Stone Temple Pilots – No. 4 (1999)
Welcome to the latest addition of 'what's J been buying this time'. Well, couple of new records over the last month and I've also decided to buy less. See I discovered while shuffling them around that I got a bunch that I haven't yet listened to and a bunch that I actually don't have much … Continue reading The March Record Round-Up
A couple o' new records this month. A couple I've been after for a while and I'm pleased to be able to change the list font to 'strike-through. Hurrah! All in very nice condition and snapped up for a nice wee price. So here goes. AC/DC's Back In Black and Replicas by Tubeway Army at … Continue reading Are friends eclectic? The November records.
Feast of Wire is quite something. One of those albums I still marvel at and it's pretty much been the only record I listened to all this week. There's always something that gets me enthusiastic about the album. It might be a whole song. It might just be a flurry of notes. Guitar or trumpet. … Continue reading “Washed my face in the rivers of empire. Made my bed with a cardboard crate”: Calexico – Feast of Wire (2003)
This one here is a good ol' two-fer. I've owned a few of these types o' packages over the years on CD, but this is the first I've had on the ol' vinyl. Picked this up for £4.49, too - back in October last year during one of my regular visits to the trove of … Continue reading A byrd in the hand is worth two in the bush (??): The Byrds: The Notorious Byrd Brothers / Sweetheart of the Rodeo (two-fer, 1976)
So, I've not actually been around much to post something. Well, when I say not been around I mean I've been pre-occupied with other stuffs. Other stuffs being loads o' new music, GTAV and The Shield. Shocker. Anyhoo, after my recent £5 Record Fayre splurge, I found myself parting with £8 for a very magical … Continue reading “Life is fine”: Barefoot Rock With Rainer And Das Combo (2013 Fire Records Rainer Collection re-issue)
Bit of a delayed post this one. The fact that I need to head into town tomorrow to return one of my records reminded me that I had yet to 'publish' a post. *Phosphorescent is going back. Warped. Urgh.