Saturday, May 9, 2015
Saturday, May 2, 2015
I'm kinda fascinated by hype stickers (the stickers placed on the shrink wrap of LPs by labels to get consumers fired up). Most have ended up in landfills, so when they pop up it's always cool.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Thankfully, the tape machine was running as the group launched into a spontaneous holiday flavored jam.
This jam was first released as a picture disc in 1974, then again (with much better sound quality) as a black vinyl 12" EP in 1979 which is the release you see (and hear) here.
The fellas may hit a few bad notes from time to time, but I'm certainly glad that this was released! In addition to it being a gas hearing that outrageously badASS Hendrix tone in a holiday setting, it shows the humorous side of his personality in another context. When it comes down to it, every day feels like a holiday when there's a Hendrix record on the turntable.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Relegated to the flip side of Paul's first solo hit single ('Another Day') is one of the most flat out, edgy, and (most surprisingly) violent cuts Paul ever recorded. This track was recorded in New York City (not England as stated on the labels) during the sessions for the (genius) 1971 LP Ram.
The commercially released single (in stereo) is pretty balls out to begin with, as Paul's vocals, punky guitar and the outfront drumming (courtesy of Denny Seiwell) rock this song into the stratosphere. HOWEVER, the promo single (which was serviced to AM radio in very limited numbers) has a mono mix that ups the intensity even further. The snare drum is brought up even louder, the vocals are pushed higher in the mix, and the shocking gun shots are even more present in the mix.
My copy is the only one I've ever seen, and I searched for years for it. If you find one, expect to pay approximately what an average ticket costs for a McCartney concert (unless you get REALLY lucky).