One of the most perplexing albums that Lou Reed released and a turning point in his career as he seemed to change musical direction out of nowhere. What was most fascinating about this record was how he left behind the gritty cabaret of Transformer and Berlin for virtuoso rock musicians playing flashy lead solos. After […]
Jonathan Wilson’s first officially released solo album is a mellow and dreamy affair. And it really is an a affair, in love with everything analogue and seventies. If it wasn’t made in California I’d say it was music to listen to in front of an open fire staring into the flames – but I guess […]
Earlier this year Burnt Friedman and Jaki Liebezeit, Irmin Schmidt and Jono Podmore came together for their first collaboration and released the 4 track Cyclopean EP. Liebezeit and Schmidt had worked together as members of CAN. Liebezeit and Friedman had worked together with their Secret Rhythms project and Podmore had worked with Schmidt for many […]
The Story Of Vinyl by Jac Holzman, who founded Elektra records in 1950. Go here to read about the history and the process by Jac Holzman: This link only works if you cut and paste it. http://www.elektra60.com/news/dreams-vinyl-story-lp-long-playing-record-jac-holzman Jac Holzman and Elektra recording artist Judy Collins. Go here to read about Jac Holzman and his story: […]
Bachdenkel are a completely forgotten fantastic British band who made two albums seven years apart. This album was recorded in 1970 but not released until 1973. The line was as follows: Colin Swinburne, vocals, guitar, organ, piano, Peter Kimberley, bass, piano (Track 2), vocals, Brian Smith, drums, Karel Beer, organ (on Track 7 only). Apparently Karel […]
T2’s 1970 classic It’ll All Work Out In Boomland boasted a great 17 year old guitarist called Keith Cross who quit after the album. In 1972 he made Bored Civilians album (with Peter Ross) under the name Cross and Ross and then simply disappeared!. Great early seventies progressive gem.