Sunday, February 28, 2016

Snow


Psych-lite record with male/female vocals, engineered by Roy Halee.

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Los Feliz


Consider time
It comes and goes
And you're left wondering just where it went
You're its slave
You're its prisoner
It leaves you in forever torment

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Tomorrow


To the lonely and invincible of the earth
To endure and then endure
Tomorrow and tomorrow
Dear God

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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Low Down


I can laugh and I can cry
I can ask myself why, why, why
I can live a life that's as real as it gets
Pick myself up when I'm blown to bits
I can be good as good as can be
But will that be better
Better for me

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Beautiful People


There goes the past
Receding and not always redeemable
And here comes the future
Waiting to churn us up

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Pisano & Ruff


A groovy set of bossa-inspired tunes from guitarist John Pisano and French horn player Willie Ruff, and produced by Herb Alpert.

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Ghosting


I am not here
And you are not there
Nobody is anywhere, anywhere
I thought that I knew you
A humble boast
I thought that I knew you
But you're a ghost

Cover girl: Susan Gil, whereabouts unknown

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Wolves


I stand accused
Of a wrong I did not do
And I sound nervous in my deposition
You see, innocence's a trick of paperwork
Whereas guilt is the human condition

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

The Bells


Rare record from Canuck band.

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Western Daylight


That summer by the lake
There was a boat house and a pier
We sat around a fire
Told some stories and drank some beer
One day you swam too far
We didn't hear you scream
I still wonder if it was real
Or something from a dream

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Eastern Standard


I scream at you but you don't hear
You flash an evil grin
"I am Henry the Eighth," you say
"And you're my Anne Boleyn"

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

Something Strange


Never fit in here
Never fit in there
No matter how I tried
I never fit in anywhere
Did what I could
To accomodate
But all of my efforts were in vain
And that's how it always will remain

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Jimmie Haskell


Completely bonkers record from the recently departed Jimmie Haskell. Features Joe Walsh on a few cuts.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Trouble


Poor old Fred
He passed so young
No more pearls
Will fall from his tongue
Woe is him
But more woe is me
I gotta a big ol' hole
Where my heart used to be

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Gordon Staples


Groovy set of tunes conducted by Detroit Symphony concertmaster, who also provided the strings on many Motown records.

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Harpo's Blues


This girl of mine
Has blue-y blue eyes
She pulls at my heart
Each time she cries
I never knew
I wouldn’t have guessed
She holds my hand
And I feel blessed

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Monday, February 8, 2016

The Friendship RIng


The past is filled with peculiar ghosts
It’s best to let them all go
'Cause when you start to really stir things up
You find out stuff that you don’t want to know
Like how much you don’t matter
Or how much your ex got fatter

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Memphis Soul Band


Also known as Memphis Black.

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Underground


Tower, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, often released music by artists — such as the Standells and the Chocolate Watchband — who were relatively low profile in comparison to those released on the parent label. This compilation, which includes tracks by the late Kim Fowley and early Pink Floyd, demonstrates just how oddball this label was. If you're interested in more from Tower, Rockin' Bandit recently posted an eight-part series that gathers together a boatload of singles.

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Wild Blue Yonder


Putting out the last of the garbage
Sam says, "I'll see you next year"
I'm about to say I won't be back
But Sam went to get a beer
And I'm left here to ponder
Over the wild blue yonder

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The Friends of Distinction


Wonderful record from sunshine-bright soul group.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Cymbal and Clinger


I just read a wonderful article on the Clinger Sisters in the latest issue of Ugly Things, so I thought I'd post this cool record, which features the late, great Peggy.

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Monday, February 1, 2016

The Young Lovers


Yet another Pickwick/33 record. Would anyone have "The Carpenters Song Book" by the Young Lovers?

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