Saturday, October 15, 2011

Human Sexual Response - In a Roman Mood (1981)



The Swimming Pool Q's - Blue Tomorrow (1986)



24.Jun.2013 update It turns out Blue Tomorrow was released by A&M on CD in 1986. You can buy it used from Amazon Marketplace for as little as $63.20.
More importantly, a Kickstarter campaign by the Q's succeeded in raising enough money to reissue both their 1984 album The Swimming Pool Q's (which I never purchased) and Blue Tomorrow in a two-fer from Bar None Records (and Sony/Universal, which owns the A&M catalog). It is called 1984 - 1986: The A & M Years and comes in two flavors: 2 disc and 3 CD + 1 DVD versions. I got the two-CD version, so I don't know what the "rare" tracks are on the third disc. The fourth disc is a DVD of this that and the other thing about the Q's during their A&M years.
The Q's site is here. They are also on facebook.

Friday, September 9, 2011

On Retromania, Simon Reynolds (2011)

Standing on the soldiers of giants leaves me cold. (R.E.M., "King of Birds," 1987)
 p. 369 "One of [Portuguese poet Fernando] Pessoa's major preoccupations as a writer was boredom, or 'tedio' in Portuguese. In a passage describing the oppressive ennui that descends upon him during late afternoons, Pessoa writes ... "I don't know what I want or don't want ... I don't know who I am or what I am."

"King of Birds", Kahn & Selesnick kahnselesnick aeroplastic

Roxy Music Greatest Hits (1975)


David Werner (1979)


My 1969

  1. The Edwin Hawkins Singers - Oh Happy Day (04-26-69)
  2. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising (05-03-69)
  3. Three Dog Night - One (05-03-69)
  4. Sly and The Family Stone - I Want to Take You Higher (05-24-69)
  5. Blood, Sweat and Tears - Spinning Wheel (05-31-69)
  6. Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour (05-31-69)
  7. The Monkees - Listen to The Band (06-07-69)
  8. Tommy James and The Shondells - Crystal Blue Persuasion (06-07-69)
  9. The Beatles - The Ballad of John and Yoko (06-14-69)
  10. Joe Cocker - Feeling Alright (06-21-69)
  11. The Youngbloods - Get Together (06-28-69)
  12. Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline (06-28-69)
  13. Jackie De Shannon - Put a Little Love In Your Heart (06-28-69)
  14. Cat Mother and The All Night Newsboys - Good Old Rock and Roll (06-28-69)
  15. Tony Joe White - Polk Salad Annie (07-05-69)
  16. Neil Young and Crazy Horse- Down By The River (Uncharted)
  17. The Guess Who - Laughing (07-12-69)
  18. Bob Dylan - Lay Lady Lay (07-12-69)
  19. The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women (07-19-69)
  20. The Who - I'm Free (07-19-69)
  21. Crosby, Stills and Nash - Marrakesh Express (07-19-69)
  22. The Plastic Ono Band - Give Peace a Chance (07-26-69)
  23. Johnny Cash - A Boy Named Sue (07-26-69)
  24. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (08-02-69)
  25. Chicago Transit Authority - Questions 67 and 68 (08-09-69) **