Roy Harper - Flashes From The Archives Of Oblivion. Laugh or cringe as you see fit. This is one of the worst album covers in my collection. The music it houses, however, would be one of my desert island picks. I’m newly amazed every time I listen to it.
Kaleidoscope - A Beacon From Mars, Sundazed reissue. Kaleidoscope (not to be confused with the British band of the same name active around the same time) was an LA band. Members on this LP included David Lindley, Solomon Feldthouse, Chris Darrow, Chester Crill (also known as Fenrus Epp, Max Buda, and Templeton Parcely), and John Vidican. Liner notes and websites are fond of pointing out that Jimmy Page once called Kaleidoscope his favorite band. Most of the time they were that good.
Dave Edmunds, Rocker: Early Works 1968/1972. A compilation of tracks from his work with psychedelic blues-rock band Love Sculpture and his first solo album, Rockpile.
Someone’s going to a rock show! (it’s me, I am)
As much as I love music, I really haven’t been to very many concerts. Iron Maiden (with Fastway and Coney Hatch opening) was my first. I’ve also seen Yes, Rush (twice), Neil Young (with Social Distortion and Sonic Youth), Chuck Berry, The Who (on their first final tour), The Replacements, and The Smothers Brothers. I think that’s it, in thirty years! I’m really excited about seeing Lightning Bolt. I have a feeling this show will be nothing like any of the others…not even The Smothers Brothers.
The Yardbirds - A Compleat Collection. Keith Relf, Eric Clapton, Chris Dreja, Paul Samwell-Smith, and Jim McCarty with Sonny Boy Williamson.
Van Halen - Women And Children First. In my humble opinion, this album is grossly underrated, even by fans and critics who liked Van Halen’s first two records. This prog/alternative/punk/experimental fan really digs the odd time signature of Loss Of Control. In fact, most of the album has a tossed-off punk/prog flair to it. My copy still has a yardsale pricetag that my ex-wife put on it that reads, 5- [$] w/poster. Lucky for me no one bought it. The next one, Fair Warning, went even farther out. I like it too, but Women And Children First is my favorite. Please don’t hold it against me.
The Vertigo Sampler 1970, various artists including Colosseum, Rod Stewart, Jimmy Campbell, May Blitz, Juicy Lucy, Farfield Parlour, Magna Carta, Affinity, Black Sabbath, Gracious, Cressida, Nucleus, Manfred Mann, Bob Downes, Dr Strangely Strange, and Uriah Heep.
Does anyone know what record this is?? WE CANNOT FIND A TITLE OR ANYTHING ANYWHERE ON IT!
Tumblr has some real comedians on it.
Bloggers pounced on the person who posted the original question. She responded that, even though she likes Led Zeppelin, not only had she never seen a record before, she’d never even seen the CD. She only listens to MP3’s. Several unkind people mocked her and called her stupid. But I wonder what people like her think of people like me who own several hundred pounds of physically rendered media. I love my records, CD’s, and DVD’s/VHS tapes/Blu-rays but I can’t take them for a relaxing walk in the woods. I can’t even listen to most of them in my car… Or share them with my friends because they don’t own turntables.
The Who - Live At Leeds. How many copies of Live At Leeds does one person need? My answer currently is four. If I were a rich man I’d have more (I’m sure countless wealthier collectors do). As I’m not, the box of my Super Deluxe 40th Anniversary Edition (top right) is damaged. That was the only one I could afford to buy when I realized that it was a limited edition and new mint copies were out of stock everywhere. But the contents are in fine shape, including the Live At Hull CD’s that I was most excited about. Though it contains a book, a reproduction of the original vinyl LP, a 7” single, the two CD expanded expanded version of the album (with most of Tommy added), the two Hull CD’s, and the poster it does not include reproductions of the original inserts. The set in the top left is the first Special Numbered Edition expanded CD (only one disc, sans most of Tommy) which reproduced the packaging, with poster and inserts, of the original LP. I don’t know how many they made but mine is number 002268 so it must not be very rare. Bottom left is the first copy I ever bought, a budget MCA release. Bottom right is what I believe to be an original US pressing missing the poster but supposedly containing all the other inserts. I can’t be sure because someone sealed them all in the plastic baggie shown between the two bottom LP’s. Why? I don’t know. I’ve never seen nor heard of another copy like that. There must be some but I’m pretty sure the album wasn’t originally sold that way.
So there you go. Nine discs of live Who. That’s how many you need. Wait a minute…no it’s not. I need more…