Monday, June 27, 2016

The 18th Century Concepts

Looking for this band's other album, "Off On a 20th Century Cycle." C'mon, someone out there has this.


Stark & McBrien

A re-up for Monkeeboy. Half of this duo, Rod McBrien, was involved in the Children of Prague album below, as well as Salt Water Taffy, the Trade Winds, the Critters, and Tommy James.


Sunday, June 26, 2016

T.G. Sheppard

Fine country record from singer who was signed with Melodyland (later Hitsville) Records, a short-lived country label owned by Motown Records.


Friday, June 24, 2016

Sound of Summer Showers

By request, here's a re-up of a sunshine-y comp from Japan, this one featuring artists from the Dunhill label.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Electric Junkyard

From Allmusic: The Electric Junkyard shows up occasionally in Moog sections but is not an electronic album. Instead, electrified horns and recording techniques ("nine months alone were spent experimenting") are supposed to justify the name and concept. But the result is an album of fun but standard blues-based dirges, items a Lalo Schifrin or Les Baxter might have written for the jukebox scene in a biker movie. There are interesting touches, such as female laughter; arranger Frank Hunter had arranged abstract female vocals in an exotica album a decade earlier (as had Les Baxter). Fans of progressive 1960s rock looking for new kicks could do much worse, but it would be no surprise to learn that the Electric Junkyard sold in the dozens.


Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Devil You Know

And the bleached sun it does not flatter
All them babies getting fatter
And the moms and the dads
They waltz around grotesque
As they dance this strange burlesque


Friday, June 10, 2016


You might get the impression from the cover art and song titles that this is some sort of lost pysch record. But you'd be wrong. This being Design Records, what you get is something that sounds like a lounge act performing, with varying degrees of ineptitude, a few hits of the day along with what I'm guessing are originals (penned by who? Who knows.). Another stone classic.


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Danny Bonaduce

Although what passes for singing on this is not as wretched as, say, Rodney Allen Rippy's own Bell disk, Danny's no David Cassidy. I guess all you needed to get a record deal back then was a popular TV series, and MGM Records likely figured some young fan would be suckered into buying this. Featuring such sessioners as Ben Benay, this might qualify as a guilty pleasure. But I dare you to get through it more than once.


Tuesday, June 7, 2016