#1167 The Shortwave Set – Replica Sun Machine

I love this album, its sunny and warm and nostalgic and simply purely musically lovely. The album name perfectly encapsulates what they’re doing here. It’s a comfort blanket, buts its far from ‘easy listening’ or muzak. This is the Shortwave Set’s second album and last (so far) from 2008. They’ve either gone to ground to … Continue reading #1167 The Shortwave Set – Replica Sun Machine

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#631 The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced

Arguably one of the most creatively dynamic, musically mould-breaking, and multi-genre influencing debut rock albums of all time. I bought my LP copy when I was about 15 or 16 from the much-loved and much-missed Andy’s Records in Norwich. My slice of vinyl is the 1980 German stereo reissue of the UK release. Not to … Continue reading #631 The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced

#1208 Soft Machine – The Soft Machine Vol. One

One of several bands who have taken inspiration from William S Burroughs. Whether that puts you off, or turns you on is a matter of taste, but for lovers of psychedelia, jazz-rock or early progressive rock, Soft Machine’s first album, the ambitiously titled Volume One, offers a smorgasbord of each, effortlessly sandwiched together in a … Continue reading #1208 Soft Machine – The Soft Machine Vol. One

#620 Lee Hazlewood – The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes & Backsides (1968-71)

This record was a present from a good friend, the same friend who bought me the Jacco Gardner LP that turned up early on the randometer, and Barbarella. How fortunate I am to have generous friends with such an excellent taste in music. This is a truly wonderful record. I’ve not listened to it for … Continue reading #620 Lee Hazlewood – The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes & Backsides (1968-71)

#509 Funkadelic – Cosmic Slop

Now I confess, I get a bit confused with the complex intermingling history of Parliament and Funkadelic, but I do like a bit of funk and this is the biz. Prince was my gateway drug into funk and George Clinton’s rhythmic creations in particular. And this is a super cheap compilation CD that I bought … Continue reading #509 Funkadelic – Cosmic Slop

#914 Os Mutantes – Everything Is Possible: The Best of Os Mutantes

I first came across Os Mutantes via David Byrne and this 1999 compilation released on his Luaka Bop label. They are a psychedelic rock band from Brazil, influential in their homeland in the late 60s and at the forefront of the Tropicalia movement, but rarely heard outside of Brazil until Bryne’s patronage helped them reach … Continue reading #914 Os Mutantes – Everything Is Possible: The Best of Os Mutantes