Wednesday, 9 August 2017
Following his critically acclaimed 1982 debut and successful single "Someday, Someway," Marshall Crenshaw returned with the following year's greatly anticipated Field Day. Crenshaw doesn't fall prey to the sophomore jinx, delivering nine more brilliantly crafted pop/rock originals and a terrific cover of the Jive Five's "What Time Is It?"
Though the record meets the high standard that Crenshaw, his brother Robert Crenshaw (drums) and bassist Chris Donato, set with the first album, many had trouble warming up to producer Steve Lillywhite's dense, more muscular production, especially Robert's explosive snare and bass drum. But while it may lack its predecessor's immediate sparkle and charm, Field Day is equally infectious. It also shows a newfound depth and maturity in Crenshaw's writing, which Lillywhite's sound reinforces. Like Marshall Crenshaw, the majority of Field Day deals with time-honored themes of loves lost and found, albeit from a slightly less innocent viewpoint, much like the lyrical growth of the Beatles in late 1964, early 1965, or Buddy Holly's "True Love Ways" and "Learning the Game." Previously, he would move on and "find someone better" or "feel the need to go "Rockin' Around in N.Y.C."
Great second album, great songs, great artist. Highest score!
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A Collection Of Rare '60s British Psychedelic And Mod Era Singles: Various Artists - A Perfumed Garden 1965 -1973, Vol.1 (2003 Past & Present Records) Flac & mp3@320
This volume of truly rare British singles of the psychedelic and mod eras contains 17 cuts that are so hard to find that some music historians of the era have never seen or heard them. This is the third time this volume -- first of the original two -- has been released; it initially appeared on vinyl only in the early '80s, and was released on CD in 1991 -- also when Vol. 3 first appeared.
No, it's not Children of Nuggets, nor is it Electric Sugar Cube Flashbacks, but there is some great stuff here -- all of it is at least worth hearing: Vamp's "Floatin'," Open Mind's "Magic Potion," and Nimrod's "The Bird" are just three examples of a slew of psychedelic and mod tunes to be found here.(allmusic.com)
I want post in the next days this wonderful 5 disc collection full of singles from the sixties with psychedelic, garage and mod style sounds. Today i post the first two volumes and the other three volumes will follow in the next days. It's with complete artwork that i post in the next days as well.
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Maybe some of you know this guys from the wonderful ''The Golden Years Of Dutch Pop'' series where the guys were released with an own 2 disc album this year. I think it's too early to post it here and Universal Records would surely not like it. But here is their second album from 1973 called ''Second Album''. The album deliver a very own sound of pop rock from the seventies. Hope you will like it.
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Released in 1981, this little gem was produced by Tom Petty and features the Heartbreakers as backing band of choice. The result is an album that updates Shannon's sound without putting him through any embarrassing, then-current commercial ploys (to Shannon's eternal credit, he looks younger on the cover than he did when he had "Runaway" out).
He sounds great as well, writing nine of the 12 tracks assembled and turning in bang-up readings of Don Everly's "Maybe Tomorrow," the Rolling Stones' "Out of Time" and Phil Phillips' classic "Sea of Love," which became Shannon's final Top 40 hit. Added to the original issue are the inclusion of two bonus tracks that were U.K.-only releases: "Cheap Love" and "Help Me," both produced by Shannon himself.(allmusic.com)
The album is one of his very good works. Here is not one filler on the album and the production by Tom Petty is comfortable reluctant. He give Del Shannon a lot of space for the expression of his personality in the songs. This, the very good songwriting by Del Shannon and the very well selected covers together with the performance of Del Shannon and the Heartbreakers make this a very very good album in my opinion.
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A Great Man Is Gone: Glen Campbell The Big Bad Rock Guitar Of Glen Campbell 1965 (2016 Olday Records CD) Flac & mp3@320
You all surely heard the sad news, Glen Campbell has died. Glen Campbell, the indelible voice behind 21 Top 40 hits including "Rhinestone Cowboy," "Wichita Lineman" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," died Tuesday. He was 81. During a career that spanned six decades, Campbell sold over 45 million records. In 1968, one of his biggest years, he outsold the Beatles.
I feel very sad about that, and that had happened to me only to a few musicians before. I thought about this today morning and asked myself why it comes that close to my heart. Maybe it is because i realized that this man probably is the guitar player i have heard the most in my life. Not because he was my number one role model as a guitar player but he had played on so much songs we all know and a lot, really a lot are favourite songs of me. This thoughts come to my mind and i think i was never before that conscious about that. I searched the web this morning, looked pictures, read stories about his career, his life and his disease. I have a nostalgic feeling and i think it is because his music touched my life the whole time. Often unconscious, sometimes conscious. I hope and wish that he is now at a better place.
Thank you, Glen Campbell.
Here is ''The Big Bad Rock Guitar Of Glen Campbell'' from 1965. Hope you will like it.
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