The Libertines - the best of (Time For Heroes)
Picked this up last week after seeing it on a few feeds. I don't have any Libertines on vinyl, and this scratches that itch!
The bad boys of British indie-rock were a phenomenon in the early 00s, with Pete Doherty's antics being a dream for music journalists across the land. I personally like Pete Doherty, and although he did a few stupid things, the likes of the NME turned him into some kind of indie anti-hero, which probably didn't do him or the rest of the band any favours. Either way, him and Carl were always better together, and this best of is top stuff.
Also, say hello to my daughter crashing our picture! Her finger is on Them Crooked Vultures, so I have high hopes for this one!
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Day 21 of #augustvinylchallenge by @modernwax - Game changer album
MJ changed the face of pop music with his 6th studio record, Thriller. It's list of accolades is record breaking and it of course went on the become the highest selling record in the world. Thriller is, and always will be, number 1 - now if that's not a game changer, I don't know what is :) #michaeljackson#thriller #1981 #number1#kingofpop
1981 | Heaven 17 – Penthouse And Pavement
Vinyl: VG+ - NM
Original German Release, 1981
Beifang aus Anlagenkauf. Habe ich zwar schon, aber diese Ausgabe ist in einem phantastomanischen Zustand.
Muddy Waters - Hard Again
Released: 2012 (reissue from 1977 Blue Sky version)
Label: Music On Vinyl
Distributed by: Music On Vinyl
Produced by: Johnny Winter
Band members/personnel: Muddy Waters, Charles Calmese, James Cotton, Willie Smith, Bob Margolin, Pine Top Perkins and Johnny Winter
Design: Paula Scher
Fast facts: Recorded over three days at The Schoolhouse, Hard Again is Muddy Waters’ 12th studio album. It was his first on Blue Sky after having left the legendary Chess Records (which had been sold to All Platinum Records in 1975 to become a reissue label only). Waters used his then touring band to record the tracks.
Three tracks (Mannish Boy, I Want To Be Loved and I Can’t Be Satisfied) are re-recordings of songs he had previously recorded for Chess.
The album peaked at number 143 on America’s Billboard 200, making it his first appearance on the chart since 1969’s Fathers And Sons LP.
The album won a Grammy award that year for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording.
Muddy Waters was born as McKinley Morganfield in 1913 or 1915 and passed away on April 30, 1983. In the 50ies, his band - consisting of such legendary blues men as Little Walter, Otis Spann and sometimes also Willie Dixon - recorded classics like Hoochie Coochie Man and I Just Want To Make Love To You. Waters is often cited as the father of modern Chicago blues and he has had a big influence on blues, rock ’n’ roll, hard rock, folk, jazz and country music.
Blue Sky, the label that released the original LP, centered around acts connected to Edgar and Johnny Winter. It showcased many Johnny Winter productions but when he left the label in 1983, it was dissolved and folded into Columbia Records.
In 1974 Dave Lindholm released two albums with Orfeus as the backing band. Already before that they were a marvellous band. This live recording, however, is the only proof of it. But what a gem we have here! Pure magic. The live recording consists of cover versions of The Weight (The Band), Magic Fingers (Zappa), Theme for an Imaginary Western (Jack Bruce), and then there is a stunning version of Echoes (Pink Floyd). #vinyloftheday#PopLiisa15#Orfeus - Live broadcast on channel 2, January 9th 1973, 7.15 PM to 8 PM. Produced by YLE ("Finnish BBC"). #SvartRecords 2017.
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John Williams - JAWS: from the original motion picture soundtrack. As I’ve said before, I love getting to know all the cool & unique characters in the vinyl community. Recently I’ve been getting to know @daverking who I highly recommend following! From our chats I can tell he has a very interesting life and he loves film just as much as he loves collecting records like all of us. He even organizes unique screenings of classic films in his local area. Jaws was one of those recent screenings where everyone participating actually watched the film on a boat out on the water. I’m not sure if jaws himself made a cameo appearance but it still sounds like fun to me! It’s always great to meet new people through our love of vinyl. Go send someone that you’ve been following for a while a message and get to know each other a bit better. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed 🙂 So when it comes to shark movies, there are some great ones (JAWS being the best example) but there sure are a lot of stinkers too. So just for fun, what’s the worst shark movie you’ve ever seen?
As a 12/13 year old you can't buy everything. And anyway, no matter how much you think you're on top of the latest music, some things just pass you by. For me, Wire were one of those things. Given their first 3 albums are pretty much unobtainable as decent originals, I treated myself to the band's recent reissues on their own Pink Flag records. This is Pink Flag itself. Originally released in 1977, it's a bit punky rough around the edges in places, but you can already hear the post-punk experimentation that was to come. Pink Flag has been an inspiration to many over the years, probably most famously and literally with Three Girl Rhumba and it's 'influence' on Elastica's Connection. But what I didn't realise - and it's so different I was half way through before it finally clicked - is that Strange is a Wire song. I had always assumed the cover on Document was an REM original. But turns out Pink Flag was a huge influence on Michael Stipe.