“I guess you guys aren’t ready for that, yet. But your kids are gonna love it.”
– M. Mcfly
Gene Clark went into the studio with some big ideas and a brand new cocaine habit.
8 songs and one hundred thousand dollars later, he left;
scorned by his label, estranged from his family, lambasted by critics, and dejected.
It wouldn’t be until well after his death in 1991 that No Other would receive the posthumous praise is justly deserves.
And on that somber note, let’s talk Gene Clark, No Other!
I dunno, some cutsie rhyming couplets involving opossum and awesome?
Let’s talk George Jones, The Grand Tour!
Model train enthusiast and known godfather to grunge, Neil Young, transcendently continues ditchward with this melancholy masterpiece.
Recorded after Tonight’s The Night but released before, it’s a beautiful continuation of his staggering 70s output.
Let’s talk Neil Young, On The Beach!
How best to describe this band… Self-aware pop? Art-pop? Nerd-rock?
Dunno, but we like it!
Let’s talk 10cc, Sheet Music!
Brain May duels himself using a circuit bent echoplex and that’s just on the first song!
Let’s talk Queen, Sheer Heart Attack!
It’s Black History Month , everybody!
Forty seven years after it’s release and here we are, listening to Winter In America, during winter in America, and this country is still a racist dumpster fire.
Doesn’t have to be, though.
Call racism out when you see it.
Spend monies at black owned businesses.
Get in the streets.
Let’s talk the genius of Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson’s, Winter In America!
The book delivers an absolute MUST HEAR before shedding this mortal coil.
Let’s talk Richard and Linda Thompson, I Want to See The Bright Lights Tonight!
Question for you, oh humble listener?
What was the real Crime of The Century?
b. Lindbergh baby tampering
c. The rise of 80s neo-liberalism destroying the middle class.
d. The DENIAL of 4x platinum selling, flawlessly-played and produced late 70s transatlantic soft rock classic, Breakfast In America from this list.
Let’s talk Super Tramp, Crime of The Century.
Sparks > everything else.
Documentary coming soon!!
Let’s talk Kimono My House!
Ridley Scott soundtrack composers and kosmische pioneers, Tangerine Dream, bought Keith Richard’s old Moog modular and in the process reading the manual (more or less) created a masterpiece.
Let’s talk Phaedra!
Brian Eno bids adieu and Bryan Ferry gets the sound he was always looking for on Roxy Music’s 4th outing, Country Life.
Come for the album cover, stay for a really rad record.
Here we are!
Born to be kings!
And stoked to be talking ’bout Queen!
This album is a ripper, let’s get into Queen II!
Joni Mitchell is a goddamn treasure.
Let’s talk Court and Spark!
Van the man is back, baaaaaaaaabbbbbbbbyyyy!
Holy shit, this double live record hit us like a side of beef.
Its not the stuffed with cocaine, turkey, and slathered in gravy Van of a few year later but Van at the very top of his game.
An absolute MUST LISTEN and simply one of the best live performances ever put put to wax.
Lets talk Van Morrison, Its Too Late to Stop Now!
Kraftwerk has arrived in the book!! Autobahn represents Kraftwerk bringing their “factory music” concept into actuality. How many times can Rob say “at that particular point in time” in one episode? The answer may surprise you.
Lets talk Kraftwerk!
Known cocaine enthusiast and idol to dentists worldwide, Eric Clapton, is back on his old bullshit.
Let’s talk 461 Ocean Boulevard.
Stevie Wonder cannot be stopped.
Coming hot on the heels of his Album of The Year win for Innervisions, Stevie pulls a double with Fulfillingness First Finale.
Bear witness the continued ascension of an icon.
Robert Christgau in 1974 referred to this album as “a waste”.
Given time, commonsense, two ears, and a 2001 re-release on David Burn’s record label;
Shuggie Otis’ Inspiration Information finally gets the attention and respect it deserves.
Self-produced, almost exclusively self-tracked, borrowing from funk, psych, soul, and lounge; this album stands as testament to Shug’s singular vision.
The end of an era for Genesis becomes the end of Genesis in the book, and some of us aren’t feeling it.
Let’s talk the weirdness that is: Genesis, The lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Pretty sure the working title for this record was: Boomer Dad Music For Well Lit Garages.
Birch, Ben, Ann, Rob, and Jon talk the first record ever put out by Zeppelin’s record label:
Bad Company, Bad Company
Known Yamaha DX-7 enthusiast and self-described “non-musician”, Brian Eno, brings us his solo debut record, Here Comes The Warm Jets.
Coming hot on the heels of leaving Roxy Music but before starting to paint with sound, this record threads the needle of glam and experimental all while indicating his future musical trajectory; surprising absolutely no one, it rules.
Lets talk Eno!
Who better to bring us 3/10ths the way through this project than a bunch of wasted dudes dressed as beautiful ladies being produced by Todd Rundgren ?
Is this punk?
Lets tuck into New York Dolls, New York Dolls!
Known brothers named Isely and varied cousins, Isely Brothers bring the thunder with their 11th album.
Blood harmonies, blood bass, a 17 year old guitar prodigy; suffice it to say, this album cooks.
Rob, Ben, Birch, and Jon talk 3 + 3
This album absolutely shreds and we feel sorry for you if you disagree.
Bowie mix < > Iggy mix
Let’s talk Iggy and The Stooges, Raw Power!