“She walked in with her alligator sister trying to get to Heaven on Sunday”: Stone Temple Pilots – No. 4 (1999)

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)

Are friends eclectic? The November records.

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.

“Washed my face in the rivers of empire. Made my bed with a cardboard crate”: Calexico – Feast of Wire (2003)

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)

A byrd in the hand is worth two in the bush (??): The Byrds: The Notorious Byrd Brothers / Sweetheart of the Rodeo (two-fer, 1976)

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)

“Life is fine”: Barefoot Rock With Rainer And Das Combo (2013 Fire Records Rainer Collection re-issue)

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)