Monday was an early record store day for Lee, Bryan, and myself. We made sure to get there nice and early to see what our local haunt’s new stock had in store. Here’s what we found:
Bryan kicks things off with a little All ‘N All by Earth Wind & Fire, which contains his favorite track, the infectious Brazilian Rhyme. Also making its way into rotation (get it??) is George Benson’s The Other Side of Abbey Road (a cover album of the Beatles’ classic Abbey Road) and Elliott Smith’s posthumous From A Basement on the Hill.
I snuck in with one find this week. Zoolook by a certain favourite french electronic prog artist of mine who goes by the name of Jean Michel Jarre.
Lee was able to find Chuck Berry’s Greatest Hits along with Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsies. To top it all off, he added Neil Young’s Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (with Crazy Horse) to his collection, just in time for Neil Young and Crazy Horse to return to Winnipeg this coming November.
To listen to our favourite songs, listen to the mini playlist above.
We have a special guest joining us this week for the Vinylphile Files, my partner in crime, Kate Kidder. Before grabbing some lunch, we stopped in to the local record shop where she picked up The Best of The Drifters: Up On The Roof and Jr. Walker & The All Stars: Greatest Hits. I managed to find Walter Carlos’ Clockwork Orange (more of a supplement to the official soundtrack for the film, which was composed by Wendy Carlos, formerly Walter Carlos). Also making its way into my record collection is Cat Steven’s electronic/folk album, Izitso.
And in the interest of keeping things interesting, here’s a playlist of favourite songs from each album.
This week the vinylphiles in the office brought in a modest haul. Anthony found the 1 month old Death Grips debut studio album, “The Money Store,” while I found a re-released classic; “Wild Style: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”. Hopefully this light load keeps me popping and locking until next week.