Monthly Archives: June 2017

(June 25, 2017): Brewer and Shipley – Eco-Catastrophe Blues

From the 1974 album, ST11261.  Hate to say it because I like this duo very much.  But, this is one of those LPs that you can appreciate why it is not better known — even with guests like Al Kooper, … Continue reading

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(June 23, 2017): Dogmatics – Gimme The Shakes

From the 1984 album, Thayer Street.  The Dogmatics were part of the great bands out of Boston in the late 70s / early 80s. This tune was released a year earlier as the band’s first single and hooked a dedicated … Continue reading

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(June 21, 2017): The BPA – He’s Frank (slight return)

From the 2008 album, I Think We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat.  The Brighton Port Authority was a Norman Cock (aka Fatboy Slim) project in the late naughts.  This is definitely a friends LP.  Iggy Pop with the pipes on this … Continue reading

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(June 18, 2017): Bedrich Smetana – Vltava (The Moldau)

From the 1980 album, Má Vlast (My Country). This is a reissue of the 1954 mono recording of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra performance conducted by Václav Talich. Smetana is probably best know for this symphonic poem, the second in a … Continue reading

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(June 17, 2017): Bob James – Angels (Theme from “Taxi”)

From the 1978 album, Touchdown.  I saw a story in the NYT earlier this month about the new Tappen Zee bridge and was reminded of James’ old label named for the old bridge.  This tune is a bit of nostalgia … Continue reading

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(June 15, 2017): Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash – Blue Yodel #4

From the 1977 bootleg, The Dylan Cash Session. These are outtakes from a studio session that were captured on February 17 & 18, 1969 at Columbia Music Row Studios in Nashville.  Dylan was recording his “Nashville Skyline” album in the … Continue reading

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(June 6, 2017): MX-80 Sound – PCBs

From the 1977 album, Hard Attack. This was the quick follow up from the debut 1976 EP, Big Hits – Hard Pop From The Hoosiers. As the title indicates, a band out of Indiana that was one of the groups … Continue reading

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