Ludwig van Beethoven, “Symphony No. 3 In E Flat Major (Erica)”, Sir George Solti - Chicago Symphony Orchestra (1975, London) // Steve note: You thought I was going to leave out classical? You’re insane. However, my classical selection is quite extensive and I don’t know if I want to listen to every single piece — so I’m only going to post the ones that have a special place in my heart. “Eroica” is in my top 5 symphonies. I’ve heard so many recordings of it — heard it live at the NY Phil, Boston Symphony, Rochester Phil, Juilliard Orchestra, and have been in exactly one production of it. It is just a stunning work, and probably my favorite melody of any Beethoven piece. #beethoven#eroica#symphonyno3#londonrecords#solti#chicagosymphony#sequesteredrecords#vinylcollection#vinylcommunity#vinylrecords#vinylcollector
This is a primarily furious and choppy record from Blind Shaker Mike Blaha. I have a couple of pet peeves about this record. It's the First 45 in the collection, but nowhere on it does it tell you, and it's not until you hear the strained warblings of a spooky baritone ghost that you realise. Peeve number 2 is that it doesn’t tell you which side is which. I had to listen to it online to check. Anyway, it's pretty typical of garage (rock not UKG), full of riffs, fuzzy verbed out guitars and a few whoops for good measure. @jessberesford_ and I made a pact to only ever go to sit down gigs from now on because we get tired and one time Jess fainted. This record is a bit like standing up at a three hour long rock show. It might be fun if I could still mosh without sustaining a knee injury, instead it just makes me tired and a little bored.
The slower paced Be Still at the start of Side B is a welcome respite, but it's only moments before the obnoxious Six Man Tent kicks in. The record is probably better than I am describing, but the thing about the rpm and the sides really annoyed me.
Today, @grizzlybear and "Painted Ruins". I was a late comer to Grizzly Bear, only really clicking when I heard their contributions to the Blue Valentine soundtrack. All of their albums were on heavy rotation whilst we were writing and recording our latest music. The way the band approach structure and melody is super unique, and the interchanging vocals add another layer of density to their songs.
The first time I heard Stay With Me, I remember instantly thinking that this was the kind of voice that we’d hear forever. The first time I listened to the album, it was instant love. Can’t wait to hear his next record, even if I’ll have to wait a little longer 💔 « You’re the one designed for me, a distant stranger that I will complete » - Make it to Me
The Last Album from The Black Eyed Peas Vinyl Collection
The Beginning is the sixth studio album by American group The Black Eyed Peas. The album was released on November 26, 2010 by Interscope. It is a prequel to the group's previous album The E.N.D. (2009). The lead single, "The Time (Dirty Bit)", was released on November 9, 2010. The second single was "Just Can't Get Enough" and it was released on February 18, 2011. The final single was "Don't Stop the Party" and was released on June 24, 2011. The album debuted at number six on the US Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 119,000 copies. The Beginning was the final Black Eyed Peas album to feature Fergie as a member of the group.
Happy b-Day to one of my favorite artist, and my first bought on vinyl format, when i was 9yo (461 Ocean Boulevard)
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Happy 75th Birthday to Eric Clapton! One of may favorite musicians of all time! I will never forget taking a road trip with my dad to catch this tour in 2001! Clapton came equipped with an amazing band and put on such a great show! He even capped it with a cover of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. This 3 LP live set was one of my ‘must-get’ items last year on Record Store Day!
Quit Dreaming and Get On the Beam by Bill Nelson from 1981.
A sort of halfway-house album between his Red Noise band and his purely solo records, it still retains his Art Rock meets New Wave stylings, alongside his experimental, electronica stuff. The track Disposable is even credited Red Noise.
This is the 2LP version with the additional/bonus LP "Sounding the Ritual Echo (Atmospheres for Dreaming)" which was later released on its own in 1985. UK double LP on Mercury 6359 055, with bonus LP ECHO1.
Been reaching for my gospel records a lot in the last couple weeks (I can’t imagine why). I made a short mix of some of my fave fire and brimstone gospel jams on my Mixcloud, in case you need to be washed in the blood and sanctified. Some obscurities, some not-so-obscurities, al my faves - check the link in my profile to listen
An album that many didn’t know would ever come as UNDERØATH called it quits. But a few years passed and they came back with all previous members and killed it in forms of creativity they haven’t tackled before. Although it doesn’t pack as many punches as their previous albums, it does have very catchy chorus’ paired with raw grinding riffs at points along with industrial electronic sounds which all blend very well as they cary the same melancholic vibe. Overall a good record with songs for old and new fans. It’s good to have em back!
The Lightmen Plus One – Energy Control Center (Now-Again Records, 2018 VMP Classics pressing)
The 11-person band led by Bubbha Thomas on drums.
The legendary Houston drummer, Bubbah Thomas, passed away over the weekend due to heart failure. His health had been in decline for some time and he hadn’t actually drummed for sever years. However, Thomas’ son, William, said he passed away whilst doing what he loved best, listening to music (he was specifically listening to his track ‘All In Love Is Fair’ from his ‘Country Fried Chicken’ album). It’s hard to accurately describe Thomas’ impact and influence on the jazz scene. His eclectic and underground style paved the way for the new wave of jazz musicians. At its heart Thomas’ music was a vessel for protesting against racism. He rightly believed in equality for all and used his music as a force for good, telling his story through his compositions. Many of these compositions were incredibly blunt, such as the use of whipping and disturbed laughter (signifying the whipping of slaves) on the opening of ‘The Energy Control Center’, but served a political purpose of forcing people to see the hard truths. Bubbah Thomas will be sorely missed, but luckily @nowagain were able to work closely with the drummer in reissuing his work. I have been spinning the 2018 pressing of my favourite album by Thomas, The Lightmen Plus One – Energy Control Center, in tribute to this great and influential musician. .