Monday Office Playlist
Today I got to shoot some new costumes designed by Nurse Dylan aka Psycho Shango (of Psycho Nurse Calendar fame) that are for the brilliant Breedlove and my fellow Brown Cuts Neighbor Lady Starlight. In the photo studio at Wow Cool we strictly rock the vinyl, and sticking with the general theme of Lady Starlight’s Rock N Roll High School blog, we pretty strictly stuck to the 70s. I can’t say we anywhere near rocked the awesomeness of a Lady Starlight DJ set. Next time I may have to go for the 7″ singles. There is, actually, a strong flavor of greatness-yet-to-come with the selections here.
Ben. Speaking of rocking 7″ singles. When I had my first radio show on WSVA AM in New York, my co-host Ben Jackson floated the single version of the title track to MJ’s second solo album onto the wheels of steel on a regular basis. It was many years before I discovered that it was attached to a full length very-pre Off The Wall LP, and not just the theme song to a film about a rat. It has its moments. The MJ hearts logo is recycled from his debut solo joint, also of 1972, “Got To Be There”.
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Walrus. The disappointment of the afternoon. Mostly workaday discoee sortsa-funkyish stuff. Great album art. Maybe side two redeems. No idea. You can still grab the vinyl from Amazon.
Thin Lizzy – Fighting. Fuck yeah, folks. Thin Lizzy. Phil Lynott is one of the best front dudes ever. This is the record where they first locked into thee signature Thin Lizzy duel-guitar style. No hits, but much greatness.
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Bonus bit, via B.P. Fallon on Twitter – Phil Lynott on the back of a truck
David Bowie – The Man Who Sold the World. Heavy Metal Bowie. Tony Visconti‘s hammer of enoch. It’s unreal how heavy, how good, how far past what came before this album is. We blasted both sides of this, while few records made it past one side. Opening cut Width of a Circle is still astounding, but the second part of it still seems… out of place.
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Dust – Hard Attack. Whoah! What is going on here? Frank Frazetta? I enjoyed this thoroughly, but remember little. One thing many people know about this disk who know about it, is that it was a record that Marky Ramone (Marc Steven Bell) made before he was in the Ramones (and also before he was in Richard Hell’s the Voidoids) A special thank you to Rev. Joshua Baker for turning me on to this during our 2009 tour.
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The Comedians – And here we are with the bonus album. Pulled out for play today, but never gotten to, is Laurence Rosenthal’s soundtrack to the 1960s film version of Graham Greene’s The Comedians. In some sort of acknowledgment of Baby Doc Duvalier’s return to Haiti after a quarter century exile. Available in psychedelic vinyl from Amazon.
Dust….. if you liked the Hard Attack album, you would really like their first album, “Dust”. Even in ’77 it was still mandatory in any dorm room that had a bong….
Cut one, side two, “From a Dry Camel” was the best, but whole album was (is) classic…
“He was Too Old to Rock’N’Roll, but he was too young to Die…”
Jethro Tull, from song & album of the same name.
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