The Big One in eight takes.
When you cast a shadow as deep as Bob Dylan every loose tape, studio outtake, creative misstep and half-forgotten moment is going to be archived ‘n’ mined dry. But Bobby doesn’t give a hoot. The record companies have been throwing things like More Blood, More Tracks together for half a century.
What can be said about The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society other than that The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society might just be one of the greatest records ever made? The images, the rolling instrumentals, the understatement, Ray Davies sings about a time that’s lost to him and one that you can never know. Yet somehow, you’ve lost it too.
Rock’s back. The comeback, kid. It’s now or never, Us and or Them. Which side are you standing on?
When hearing that our favourite Philadelphian Kurt Vile had just dropped his seventh studio album, we couldn’t have been any more excited. Bottle It In circulates through ideas of home, travel and complexities of human emotions through a multitude of genre inspirations. This record is definitely one fans and lovers of all music should get their hands on.
When Lennon’s Sixties peers were jettisoning the utopian dream for soulless megastardom the ex-Beatle took a different path. His second album documents an artist still bleeding with idealism and naked human emotion. He was spilling it from the sides.
I like Peter Bibby. He’s not trying to cover anything up. His music is raw and occasionally devastating
Some random notes on the Ramones…
Digital Mountain is fantasy. One that catches you in its opening embrace. The first track is called ‘Captain’ but you could start anywhere.
Some might know ORB from their association with King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard’s label Flightless. Others from the Sabbathy jams on EPs Naturality and Birth. Then, of course, there would be the converts which have caught them live in the southern states. Suffice to say The Space Between is their latest. It's an extended player and given some modest improvements it's easily their best.