#1518 The White Stripes – Elephant

There was a lot of hoo-hah around The White Stripes at the fin de siècle, and they seemed to encompass our collective cultural consciousness of millennium-fuelled paranoia and petulance, knowingness and naïveté with a raw au naturel back to basic blues. I was a bit slow on the uptake (never having been one to ride … Continue reading #1518 The White Stripes – Elephant

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#1411 Various Artists – Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968

Arguably one of the best rock compilations ever. It certainly sums up an era and a whole genre of music – celebrating some of the lesser known gems from garage psychedelic rock in the late 1960s. It was released in 1972 (although my vinyl copy that came up on the randometer is the 1976 re-issue, … Continue reading #1411 Various Artists – Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968

#377 The Detroit Cobras – Seven Easy Pieces

I’ve never been to Detroit. My only previous cultural reference for it, before hearing this band, is the bit at the beginning of Prince’s Dance On where he says “Detroit, what’s happening?” (Incidentally I love the fact that even on Spotify that bastion of byte-sized bits of music, his Lovesexy album isn’t split into separate … Continue reading #377 The Detroit Cobras – Seven Easy Pieces