Tame Impala – Innerspeaker / 2010

tame impala it's not meant to be

First track It Is Not Meant To Be rides in on a wave of third-eye guitar jangle and magic carpet bass, the band playing with the sort of empathic intelligence that’s made Dungen a wonder of the retro-rocking world.

 

It Is Not Meant To Be mp3

tame-impala 2010

Yes – Big Generator / 1987

yes final eyes

‘Final Eyes’ is very much in the traditional Yes mould with lots of acoustic guitar, dreamy instrumental passages and an angelic vocal display from Jon Anderson.

 

Yes – ‘Final Eyes’ mp3

yes 1987

Introducing…The United States Of Existence, 1986

The-United-States-Of-Existence love to the 44th power

From Baltimore, MD, they were in fact a recording project of Paul Rieger and Bob Tiefenwerth. They didn’t peform in public but record this LP in their basement

 

Love To The 44th Power – mp3

 

THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN – 1968

the crazy world of arthur brown

This album was released in 1968 and was a major hit in the UK and US. The first side is a suite of songs that are concerned with the general theme of ‘fire'; they are totally unique and portray Arthur’s incredible voice at its very best.

 

Fanfare – Fire Poem mp3

arthur brown 1968

The Beatles – She Loves You / 1963

the-beatles-she-loves-you

She Loves You was recorded at EMI Abbey Road Studio 2 on July 1, 1963. Mono mixing and editing was performed on July 4.

 

Beatles – She Loves You mp3

The-Beatles-1963

 

 

 

 

 

 

The XX – Teardrops / 2009

The XX teardrops

Teardrops” is a song on Womack & Womack‘s fourth studio album, Conscience (1988). Covered here by The xx in 2009, on a bonus disc with their debut album xx

 

The XX – Teardrops mp3

The XX Perform At The Apple Store Soho

 

 

Frijid Pink “End of the Line” / 1970

frijid-pink-end of the line

The crunchy, pumping rocker “End of the Line,” where Green, Thompson, and company move into Led Zeppelin territory very effectively (you can just imagine them switching gear into “Black Dog” in a jam to this song on-stage), with a killer performance by Rich Stevers on the drums.

 

Frijid Pink “End of the Line” mp3

Frijid Pink 1970

The Choir – It’s Cold Outside / 1967

The Choir it's cold outside

This classic song was written by original band member Denny Klawson (real name Dann Klawon) originally getting a release on Canadian-American in late ’66. By the time Roulette Records picked up ‘It’s Cold Outside’ for national release Denny Klawson had left the band.

 

The Choir – It’s Cold Outside mp3

the choir 1967

 

Johnny Burnette and the Rock’N’Roll Trio / 1956

johnny burnette and the rock 'n roll trio honey hush

Highly recommended. Recorded during two sessions in 1956, just months after Elvis’ debut RCA release, Johnny Burnette’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Trio recordings are electrifying.

johnny-burnette 1956

 

Honey Hush mp3

 

 

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