Albums and All That, Starting with the letter N as in November, and some that start with the letter O as in Oscar


18-03-2022 • 1 hora 9 min

Faces [00:33] "Miss Judy's Farm" A Nod Is as Good as a Wink... to a Blind Horse Warner Bros. Records BS 2574 1971 The lads at peak form, produced by none other than Glyn Johns. Soft Cell [04:09] "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret Sire SRK 3647 1981 Excellent low-key groove from these Leeds lads. There's fun cover of this by Japanese duo Salon Music and Russell Mael of Sparks ( Aidan Baker & Karen Williams [09:37] "Meeting in the Dark" Nonland Gizeh Records GZH74 2017 Guitarscapes by Aidan Baker and percussion by Karen Willems. Atari Teenage Riot [15:03] "Atari Teenage Riot" Not Your Business EP 1996 Grand Royal GR039/Digital Hardcore Recordings DHR US 12.1 Yup, digital hardcore was a thing. The Partridge Family presentado a Shirly Jones y David Cassidy [20:26] "Nadie Desea Ser Amada (Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted)" Al Dia (Up to Date) Bell Records 2308 004 1971 Jeez leweez, never trust a kid to refile records correctly. Why is there a copy of The Partridge Family's Up to Date in the sleeve for The Partridge Family Notebook? And why is the label in Spanish but none of the songs are in Spanish. Oh well. Herb Ellis [23:07] "Big Red's Boogie Woogie" Nothing but the Blues Verve Records MG V-8252 1957 Hot! Featuring Stan Levey on drums, Ray Brown on bass, Stan Getz on tenor sax, and Roy Eldridge on trumpet. Big Star [28:46] "When My Baby's Beside Me" No. 1 Record Big Beat Records WIK 53 1986 (original release: Ardent Records DS-2083 1972) Every day someone is born who has never heard Big Star. If you are one of those people, enjoy! The Number Ones [32:09] "Sharon Shouldn't" The Numbers Static Shock Records SSR024 2014 Hot mid-teens power pop punk from Dublin. Iron Maiden [35:56] "The Prisoner" The Number of the Beast Harvest ST-12202 1982 Bruce Dickinson's debut outing with Maiden. This album loomed large in my adolescence. Evidently Mr. Dickinson is touring with a spoken word show? ( TacocaT [41:59] "Psychedlic Quinceañera" NVM Hardly Art HAR-079 2014 So many awesome songs on this album that it's hard to pick just one, but really... This Is the One! From the lyrics to the trumpets, what's not to love? Romeo Void [44:10] "Never Say Never" Never Say Never Columbia/415 Records 5C 38178 1981 Every day someone is born who has never heard "Never Say Never". If one of those people is you, enjoy! Thank goodness for the early days of MTV otherwise I would have had no idea this sound existed. Alan Price [50:16] "O Lucky Man!" O Lucky Man! Original Sountrack Warner Bros. Records BS 2710 1973 I've been obsessed with this Alan Price soundtrack since I first heard it in this over-long shaggy dog of a film by Lindsay Anderson. L.A. Witch [54:44] "Heart of Darkness" Octubre Suicide Squeeze SSQ166 2019 Mellow down spooky. Bobbie Gentry [57:12] "Mississippi Delta" Ode to Billie Joe Captiol Records ST-2830 1967 One of the hottest track one side ones you could ask for. Mulatu Astatke [01:00:22] "Munaye" Mulatu of Ethiopia Worthy Records W-1020 1972 (2003 reissue) Putting the funk in Ethiopian jazz. The Cramps [01:03:54] "I Can't Hardly Stand It" ...Off the Bone Illegal Records ILPIC 012 1985 The Cramps give this Charlie Feathers number ( a fine take. There's some great local television footage of Alex Chilton helping The Cramps record at Sun Studios if you shake the internet. Music behind the DJ: "Goldfinger" by Mantovani