And now for an unusually short stroll down memory lane, with only one album to discuss... The sound of decades past. Notable July 2009 release: Modest Mouse – No One’s First, and You’re Next (EP) This eight-song EP is essentially a short album (at 34 minutes), and a solid one at that. In addition to … Continue reading Old Releases: July 2019 edition (Modest Mouse)
And now for a slightly belated stroll down memory lane... The sound of decades past. Notable June 2009 release: Timber Timbre – Timber Timbre I wouldn’t discover this album until four years after its release, which is a damned shame considering it is now one of my “desert island” selections. I can’t fairly explain how … Continue reading Old Releases: June 2019 edition (Timber Timbre, The White Stripes, Nirvana, Neil Young)
And now for a super belated stroll down memory lane... The sound of decades past. Notable May 2009 releases: Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest One of my favorite bands on the planet, Grizzly Bear has a steady following but has never reached the level of respect I feel they deserve. Don’t get me wrong, they are … Continue reading Classics: May 2019 edition (Grizzly Bear, Drive-By Truckers, Travis, Neil Young)
Another sonic slice of heaven for you to revisit; or discover, if you live in a cave! When Rolling Stone magazine modified their Top 500 Albums of All Time list in 2012, this bad boy came in at #497. Unfortunately, my project is based on the original 2003 version that doesn’t include it- so as … Continue reading Classic Albums: The White Stripes – White Blood Cells
Two more sonic slices of heaven for you to revisit; or discover, if you live in a cave! An admittedly mid-nineties grunge edition… Nirvana – MTV Unplugged in New York (1994) Recorded at Sony Studios in New York City in November 1993, a mere five months before Kurt would be found dead in his Washington … Continue reading Classics: Nirvana – MTV Unplugged in New York / Pearl Jam – Vitalogy
Two more sonic slices of heaven for you to revisit; or if you live in a cave, discover! Creedence Clearwater Revival – Cosmo’s Factory (1970) I must admit that I was in college before I discovered the tremendous scope of work the Fogertys gave us under the CCR moniker. Don’t get me wrong, I … Continue reading Classics: Creedence Clearwater Revival – Cosmo’s Factory / Counting Crows – August and Everything After
Classic doesn’t have to mean pre-color TV, people. The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin will get their time. To me, classic simply means that it is old enough to have escaped the feeble mind's ability to retain anything that didn’t come at us in the last few days, months, or even years… Cake – … Continue reading Classics: Cake–Fashion Nugget / Eels–Shootenanny!