Archive for the Rock n Roll Category
The latest chapter in Columbia/Legacy’s highly acclaimed Bob Dylan Bootleg Series showcases the music Dylan wrote and performed during one of the most surprising, controversial and inspired periods of his career. As the 1970s ended and the 1980s began, Dylan responded to the changing of the decades with a three […]
Volume Two sees the completion of a body of work which founding members Murray Lightburn and Natalia Yanchak recorded over a two year period between Toronto’s Revolution Recording and Montréal’s Thee Mighty Hotel2Tango. A slower paced follow-up 2015’s Times Infinity.
Aguirre Records present the first official vinyl reissue of Fifty Foot Hose’s Cauldron, originally released on Limelight in 1967. Cauldron is the legendary psychedelic jazzy rock and electronic album by Californian band Fifty Foot Hose. Fifty Foot Hose formed in San Francisco in 1967. Like few other acts of their […]
Various Artists “Lysergic Saviours: A Psychedelic Prophecy! The Holy Grail Of Xian Acid Fuzz 1968-1974” (Particles)
Particles present a hallowed collection of psychedelic evangelists, hell-bent on summoning the Lord and armed with the latest fuzz pedals and hallucinogenic. Let us embrace the sound of the heavens with a toxic mix of wild garage punk and prayer recorded between 1968 and 1974. This pious platter delivers 13 […]
Vinyl Lovers present a reissue of Alex Chilton’s Like Flies On Sherbert, originally released in 1979. A step beyond the pop-perfection of Big Star lay Chilton’s darker side. His 1979 solo effort was a both brilliant and flawed drug-fueled examination of his own country roots in search of a new […]
Black Editions present the first ever vinyl edition of Tokyo Flashback, the legendary 1991 compilation that defined the Tokyo psychedelic movement and first brought it to the outside world. Tokyo Flashback is one of the most iconic compilations in the history of underground music. Originally released by Japan’s P.S.F. Records, […]
Silent Street is the new collaborative label from Chris Farrell (Idle Hands) and Kiran Sande (Blackest Ever Black). For their first release, they present a compilation of singles by one of their shared musical lodestars: Bristol’s extraordinary Maximum Joy. Formed in 1980, by 18 year-old vocalist Janine Rainforth alongside Tony […]
Given the time (the ’80s) and place (Seattle, Washington) in which their career took place, it’s not surprising that the U-Men are widely acknowledged as important but little heard precursors to the nascent grunge movement. However, a listen to the group’s music quickly reveals the flaw in this bit of […]
The hits just keep coming—for this fifth lysergic journey, Riding Easy assembles ten heavy slabs of obscure rock the likes of which have never been seen before… not in this form, anyhow. And as usual, the tracks from these impossibly rare records have all been fully cleared through the artists […]
Introduction to Escape-ism by ESCAPE-ISM is the first “solo” record by IAN SVENONIUS—of groups THE MAKE-UP, CHAIN & THE GANG, XYZ, WEIRD WAR, NATION OF ULYSSES, etc., and author of underground bestsellers such as The Psychic Soviet, Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ’n’ Roll Group, and Censorship Now!!—and as […]
Contrasts have always been deep and at the very heart of Amenra, who have been uttering prayers and holding masses for eighteen years. Tormented darkness has always coexisted alongside luminous beauty, and thunderous impacts instantly follow frail, delicate subtleties. Songs that engulf everyone in the world suddenly feel whispered inside […]
Limited edition vinyl LP pressing. Founded in 1990 by frontman Walter Schreifels, Quicksand rose to notoriety in the ’90s, with many dubbing the band a key pioneer in New York City’s post-hardcore scene. Their debut self-titled EP was followed by two major label albums, Slip and Manic Compression. The band […]
The album is a nice mix of hard rock, progressive rock and blues rock elements. This lone Pluto LP is highly recommendend to those who like the early 70’s hard rock bands.
Die nacht der seele is the twelfth album by Popol Vuh, originally released in 1979 by Florian Fricke and friends–Daniel Fichelscher on guitar, Djong Yun and Renate Knaup on vocals, plus guests Alois Gromer on sitar and Susan Goetting on oboe. Popol Vuh had moved again one step farther, ellaborating […]
“I asked him if he wanted to use any of his songs, and he said, “No.” We had a long chat before we did any of this. He said, ‘No, I want you to do it and I want to just be a singer.’ So I said okay.” -Shel Talmy […]
The “Cowboy” moved slowly out of the booth and into the studio. You could tell by the look in his eyes, that the half-dozen shots of Chivas Regal had put his ego to rest, and he was ready to sing with the “Lady.” They Sang for three nights – the […]
This is a group of songs about one lady… her name is not important… she knows who she was…What is important is once she loved me very much…These songs are a truthful attempt to show the effect the loss of this love had on me… They are not all sad […]
Before they became one of the biggest bands in the world, Creedence Clearwater Revival were a Bay Area rock outfit, known as the Golliwogs. For several years in the mid-‘60s, the young band honed their skills on the road and in the studio. Little did they know, they were destined […]
Hippopotamus is the 23rd studio album by American rock group Sparks. It was released on September 8, 2017, through BMG Records, their first record issued on a major label for decades.
Bob Dylan converted to Christianity in 1979. Like many who have been born again, Dylan spoke and sang solely of his faith for a brief period — roughly half a year, beginning in November of 1979 and ending in May of 1980. Facing a fan base who were generally furious […]