Sorry for the lack of communication. Had some bidness to take care of right quick.
It feels good to be back. It feels even better to be able to spend some quality time at home with my wife, dog, cats, and RECORDS. I've been at the mercy of the cds in my car for the past few weeks. And while I keep an unreasonable number of cds in my rig (probably about 200), I was really missing the LPs that've been patiently waiting in my living room; just dyin' to be spun.
Below you will find some tunes I've gratefully been rockin' on long playing vinyl format:
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
Not only is this my favorite Funkadelic album, but it's probably my favorite album cover ever. The album opens with this totally boss 10 minute guitar solo/freakout. Amazingly, it only gets better from there. "Can You Get to That" is one of those songs I feel like everyone in the world should love.
Drive-By Truckers - A Blessing and a Curse
This is considered DBT's most polarizing album. Some love it, some absolutely hate it. I align myself with the former. Sure, it ain't your typical hour+ opus telling the story of the Southern Thing. It is, however, an enlightening departure for the band, and they did it without traveling too far out of their element. The tune below is proof.
The Cars - Shake It Up
One day I realized that I have all of the Cars relevant albums on vinyl. I didn't even try to do it. I guess I would just pick up any Cars joint I'd stumble upon. And when I say "relevant" albums, I'm referring to everything released from 1978-1987. Anything else doesn't count. Period.
American Football - American Football
Here's a blast from the past. While some of the albums I loved back in 1999 have long since been forgotten, American Football is definitely not one of them. Maybe it's the midwestern emo kid in me, but something about about the sincerety in the lyrics, the gleaning melodies, and sideways drumming just gets me every time.
The Hold Steady - Milkcrate Mosh [7"]
This is a super rare Hold Steady seven incher. I believe it was the first thing they ever put out. The b-side is a Zeppelin cover. How many bands can get away with covering Zeppelin on their first release? I only know of one and that'd be the Hold Steady. Sidenote: word on the streets is that these dudes just finished recording their 4th LP, tentatively titled, Stay Positive . Can't friggin' wait.
Against Me - Reinventing Axl Rose
These dudes sure have come a long way since they released Reinventing.... The gritty production and sloppy, raucous spirit is what distinguishes this album from new Against Me.
Well, I got the day off so now seems as good a time as any to have a beer. Expect a report on the Drive-By Truckers show I'm hittin' up tomorrow. "LET THE BE ROOOOCK."