Sunday, 10 May 2009

Going Back Real Slow

The trip to the Smoke gave me access to good record shops.

See that dates me already.
Hands up who remembers Kelly's?
You sad fucks.

Bought loads of stuff (in no particular order) none from this century.
Some old faves revisited, others classics I've probably heard but I'm not sure.
They just seemed right.
Here we go with comments (yours are always welcome)

Stevie Wonder - Songs In the Key Of Life
So mighty it hurts. 
2 1/2 albums - all exceptional.
First heard days after release, used extensively in the bedroom.

Quicksilver Messenger Service - Happy Trails
John C makes my spine wobble.  
Last heard in Nearly Normal Norman's bedroom decades ago.

Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey
I was looking for Hard Nose the Highway but ended up with this instead.  
I could listen to him sing owt, for anyone else not good enough.  
A taxi driver recording.

Can - Tago Mago
Every home should possess several Can recordings. 
This surprisingly is my first.  
Noise organised into pop music - influential forever.

Ry Cooder - Chicken Skin Music
The problem here was which one to buy, the answer; all of them starting here.  
The sleeve notes claim he began playing guitar at 3.  
That probably beats the next lot up but I'm not sure.

Free - Tons of Sobs
Who's bedroom I first heard this in is a dire secret (I think?).  
Well it's a secret from me anyway.  
How can these chabsters make this noise?  
Something wrong here in a magnificent manner.


Thrasher said...

Stevie Wonder - Songs In the Key Of LifeNot overly familiar with this - but truly a mighty artist - in recent years appears to have discovered pies, thus becoming honorary northerner.

Quicksilver Messenger Service - Happy TrailsOne of the truly great records of the 60's. Awesome when combined with my favourite molecule.

Van Morrison - Tupelo HoneyAh, Van - the 'Long Wheel Base Transit' of AOR.

Can - Tago MagoMy house does posess a copy of this. STUNNING STUFF and probably the best listen in this list.

Ry Cooder - Chicken Skin MusicOne time member of the van Vliet band and therefore above reproach despite a penchant for boring his listeners.

Free - Tons of SobsWhat's not to like? Blues rock like it should be.

The GrandWazoo said...

Why thank you for your comments.

If you're not familiar with the Stevie Wonder - you should be. Get a copy and study it's mightiness.

Comments from elsewhere
Jan in Barrow I didn't get it
(oh it's a PowerPoint show if you browser didn't suss it)