I had picked up on the Mates of State on their prior album, Re-Arrange Us. It caught my attention but I didn't love it. But it was good enough that I started looking into their back catalogue and keeping an eye on their future. In case you don't know them, Mates of State is a... Continue Reading →
https://open.spotify.com/album/5VcL09CBaLiYwSgzpOTCio I had to start somewhere, so why not here? I rescued this album out of the 2 for $3 bin at a local record shop earlier this year. Ultravox was a new wave outfit out of London that saw some success in the early 80's. I really only knew them for the... Continue Reading →
spotify:album:4V92Puney9WxGPecKtLG4L On their first two efforts, Red Roses For You, and Rum, Sodomy, and The Lash, The Pogues established themselves as one of the most interesting, if novel, bands in post-punk London. The band, led by Shane MacGowan, traded fuzzbox guitars for mandolins and pipes to create a sound as powerful as any, more "mainstream",... Continue Reading →
It's a dirty little secret amongst collectors. Many of us don't listen to the records that we buy. Oh, we listen to them. But we don't L-I-S-T-E-N to them. When we get a new album we throw it on the table, play it through, read the liner notes, snap a few pictures, share them, add it to our Discogs... Continue Reading →
I came across this great info-graphic on the rise of vinyl. Thanks to the folks at Superfi for putting it together.
Before getting back into vinyl collecting in the last 5 years, I was an avid collector of digital music. In the world of digital music, there are few barriers to getting what you want. Digital music is either very inexpensive or free and even the most obscure tracks can be found and downloaded/streamed in seconds.... Continue Reading →
Timeless. Graceful. Powerful. These words have all been used to describe Galaxie 500's debut album Today. Made in a "shed" in Massachussets in 1988, Today followed up on the promise of Galaxie 500's first release, a 45 version of "Tugboat". The group formed in Boston, MA, in 1986 and comprised vocalist/guitarist Dean Wareham, bassist Naomi Yang... Continue Reading →
On their first two efforts, Red Roses For You, and Rum, Sodomy, and The Lash, The Pogues established themselves as one of the most interesting, if novel, bands in post-punk London. The band, led by Shane McGowan, traded fuzzbox guitars for mandolins and pipes to create a sound as powerful as any, more "mainstream", punk band... Continue Reading →