Vinyl Records


Quick ‘n Deep

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  How Many More Years – Howling Wolf.  Dirty ‘n down piano triplets are immediately pumped out from the fist beat of this song. A thunderous groove pumps through out the whole 2:39. Its crude, raw and impolite in it’s truths. The guitars are distorted, grimy and sweaty always pushing forward on Wolf’s voice. This […]

Derek And The Dominos Deep Dive – Layla Session Jams and Outtakes.

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  One of the most surprising aspects about the release of the Derek and The Dominos one studio album, “Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs”, was that it was meet with fan indifference upon its release in 1970. The band members were Lead Guitarist and signer Eric Clapton, keyboardist and singer Bobby Whitlock, bassist Carl Radle […]

I Asked Her For Water

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  In recent months, I began digging through my record collection, searching deeper and deeper into my almost forgotten sonic cellars of black vinyl. Feeling a level of trepidation, I found, dusted off and opened up the Howlin Wolf’s ‘The Chess Box set’.  The vinyl and record sleeves smelt strangely aged. I hesitated, pausing just […]

Confession Time

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  I have a confession to make and it’s a confession that is tinged with sadness, unexplained guilt, and even some notion of generational regret.  I will admit in the 90’s, like so many others I began to embrace the sonic revolution of the Compact Disc. Its promise of ease, convenience, indestructibility and even “guaranteed” […]

Profound Sojourn – Tubular Bells

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  “Don’t look at the cover, read nothing. Go home and play the CD.  And…… only listen to it through your head phones.” I follow those instructions: A haunting and echoey piano fills my headphones.  Its repetition is hypnotic and foreboding. It’s relentless; the melody flicks effortlessly between 7/8 and 4/4 time signatures. Its asymmetry […]