Monthly Archives: December 2012

(Dec 7, 2012): Spirit – Like a Rolling Stone

From the 1975 double album, Spirit of ’76.  This was the first LP put out after the group reformed following the departure of Ferguson and Andes.  It was the result of a show in which Spirit was supposed to open for Ten Years After, but became headliners after Ten Years After pulled … Continue reading

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(Dec 6, 2012): Elvis Constello and the Attractions – Everyday I Write the Book

From the 1983 album, Punch the Clock.   I think the thing that most impressed me about this record at the time was the appearance by Chet Baker on “Shipbuilding”.  Today’s tune, of course, was Costello’s first to break into the … Continue reading

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(Dec 5, 2012): Furney – ForwardBound

The a-side From the 2008 12″ single, ForwardBound/Alluvian.  Furney (James Fearnside).  He has put out 16 singles since 2006 on labels like C.I.A., Good Looking, Liquid V.  Electosoul System & Sunchase appear on the b-side here  with Alluvian.

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(Dec 4, 2012): Pigbag – Getting Up

From the 1982 album, Dr. Heckle and Mr. Jive.  This album always reminds me of living in London in 1982 and the kindred musical spirit Rip, Rig & Panic.  A real mashup that sounded very different to anything else going … Continue reading

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(Dec 3, 2012): The Paul Butterfield Blues Band & Paul Butterfield’s Better Days

We have two selections today from Paul Butterfield, whose fantastic pioneering anticipation of blues rock is still mostly overlooked.  The first tune, “Look Over Yonders Wall,” up closes out the b-side of Butterfield’s 1965 debut LP, The Paul Butterfield Blues … Continue reading

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(Dec 2, 2012 – Sun. bonus): The Bluesbreakers – Curly

From the a-side of the 1967 single, Curly/Rubber Duck.  Peter Green, Aynsley Dunbar, and John McVie provide some high power electric blues, apparently sans John Mayall, on this single.  The song would turn up, however, on two early Mayall compilation … Continue reading

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(Dec 2, 2012): Jeff Beck Group – Situation

K-SHE Classic.  From the 1971 album, Rough and Ready.  This is the third LP by the Jeff Beck Group.  This outing followed a long period of recuperation for Beck following a serious car accident in 1970. Rod Stewart and Ron … Continue reading

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