Once in a while, or every now and then, and sometimes often, we bring in something that is not necessarily a “new release” but it’s definitely “new to the store” and therefore deserves a special mention. More often than not, it’s something that we get “turned on to” by a customer or simply by cruising music platforms and reading about, or listening to, music or an artist that “sounds” interesting and very cool. And, quite frankly, it can be as simple as seeing an album cover that is inviting and entices us to dig deeper and want to know more! That’s what this page is all about. So here you go!
Posted April 27, 2021 … Plastic Cloud recorded, quite simply, one of the greatest underground psychedelic albums ever made: a swirl of gossamer vocals and Tolkien references, swathed in some of the most relentless fuzz guitars you will ever hear. A record with few equals, full of foreboding melodies and lovely hippie harmonies, as well as some of the trippiest fuzz guitar ever recorded. There is no need to single out a specific track, they are all excellent-one is equally as good as the next. Take for example the album centerpiece, the ten-and-a-half-minute ‘You Don’t Care,’ an insane piece of social commentary that features terrific back-of-the-mix fuzz guitar as an elusive focal point to it’s extended pounding-drum laden instrumental breaks; a ten-minute swath of lysergic fuzz guitar that closes out the first side, it doesn’t overstay it’s welcome, winding it’s way to a final freak out. Essential psychedelia! Originally released in 1968. This particular pressing is limited to 500 copies.
Posted April 27, 2021 … Thirty-eight years ago, director Rob Reiner chose the picturesque town of Brownsville, Oregon as the filming location for his classic coming-of-age story, Stand By Me. The heart-warming movie was nominated for an Academy Award and has continued to be a favorite of both critics and fans around the world. The film, whose plot is based on Stephen King’s novella The Body and title is derived from the Ben E. King’s eponymous song, which plays over the opening and ending credits, tells the story of four boys in small town Oregon who go on a hike across the countryside over Labor Day weekend in 1959 to find the dead body of a missing child. The classic soundtrack is crammed with early rock & roll hits (“Yakety Yak”, “Lollipop” & “Great Balls of Fire” o.a.) and still sounds very alive today, decades after they were originally recorded. This pressing is a 2016 Music On Vinyl release