Friday, December 31, 2010

Modern Sound Corporation - Safari (pt. 2)

Produced by Barry Guard. Distributed K-Tel Sweden.

...and a very happy New Year to all the listeners, friends, and family out there! Let's toast to the surprises (musical and otherwise) that 2011 will bring...

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ann Steel - My Time

Too essential not to post. Music by Roberto Cacciapaglia, lyrics by Giada Di Villahermosa. Recorded in Milan.

Does the insistent pulse symbolize the mechanization of time in modern life?
New Years Eve 1971
Two tracks to help ring in your New Year.

David Ruffin: Anything That You Ask For

Ray Barretto: A Deeper Shade of Soul

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Gimmicks - Bermuda Inn

They don't make 'em like this anymore; in fact, they never made them like this. Recorded in Stockholm and produced by Leif Carlqvist.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Roches - Hammond Song

Big thanks to Greg for featuring this one on his female folk mix. Produced by Robert Fripp, with Frippertronics invading at the 2:11 mark.

You'd be OK if you'd just stay in school...

Monday, December 27, 2010

Juanita Rogers - A Love Letter Full Of Promises

Available on this. And I'm still looking for suggestions for an all-acapella playlist. It will be a hard row to hoe, but we're well on the way with some great suggestions here.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Johnny Paycheck: Friend, Lover, Wife

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Inga Humpe - Do I Have To

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Curved Air
Curved Air: Hide and Seek

This slice of life goes out to Mr. Beer N. Hockey. The title is definitely fitting to the music -- with all the corners and alleyways in this song you wonder if you are lost or actually going the right way, but no worries cause by the end you'll slam right smack into the person you were looking for. Album review here.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

David Allan Coe: Funeral Parlor Blues

Friday, December 17, 2010

Cornershop Presents Bubbley Kaur - Topknot

I wanted to do a vinyl rip of this, but records ordered on November 22nd still haven't arrived from snowy England, so we're doing this amazon mp3-store-style. I rarely say no to a double-tracked vocal and the chorus on this prayerful jam is no exception.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Denver Punk Scene
Ultravox!: Sat'day Night in the City of the Dead

So, how many debut albums had Brian Eno & Steve Lillywhite as the production team?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Nick Holder - Summer Daze

Monday, December 13, 2010

Mystic Slot - No Way Back

File under: funking for fun. Zero complaints about whatever the effect is on that ride cymbal. Mystic slot taking you deep into the labyrinth on this one.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Crack The Sky - Rangers At Midnight

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Leo Sayer: More Than I Can Say

Originally by The Crickets. I've always been partial to this version, which reminds me of childhood for some reason.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

New Viva show (#100!) in the ark hive.

Family Fodder - Primeval Pony

Essential new material from a band once deemed the G.B.O.A.T. I'll leave this up for 24 hours, because I want people to hear it. The album is now available in stores.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

The Beach Boys: Stoked

Monday, December 06, 2010

The Crickets: It's Too Late

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Pastor T.L. Barrett And The Youth For Christ Choir - Like A Ship (Without A Sail)

Daddy likes the twin-tambourine attack (left and right channels).

Lead Vocal and Electric Piano, T.L. Barrett
Piano, Gary (Snake) Riley, 17 years old
Bass, Richard Evans
Drums, Charles Pittman
Rhythm Acc., Stanley Fox

Available on a great reissue from Light In The Attic.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Taxi - Campari Soda

Radiohead's got nothing on this baby!

Friday, December 03, 2010

Procol Harum - Grand Hotel

Thursday, December 02, 2010

New York Dolls: Looking For A Kiss (Studio Demo)

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

see you later
Paul McCartney: Ram On
The Clean: In the Dreamlife U Need A Rubber Soul