Arno Breker "Du und Ich"

Arno Breker "Du und Ich"
"... My Love is Like the Wind ... And Wild is the Wind..."
Bowie - 1975
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Thursday, July 23, 2009


10. No Romance For You - The Accident - Recorded 1979 - First generation Punk from the "best band in Bellingham". Lisa Nanson's vocals were like Grace Slick on Meth!
9. Sold for Prevention of Disease Only - Wilderness Road - circa 1973 - Satirical Roots Rock from a Chicago band you would swear was from the hills of Tennessee. Watch out for Reverend Corvette!
8. After Bathing at Baxter's - Jefferson Airplane - 1967 - The ultimate psychedelic opus, written while on tour during the "Summer of Love". Won't You Try?
7. Head - The Monkees - 1968 - Yes The Monkees! Never has a band so exploded their "manufactured image" as the "Prefab Four" did on this masterpiece.
6. Irgendwo auf der Welt - Nina Hagen and the Capitol Dance Orchestra - circa 2006 - Germany's former Punk Queen doing German and English language standards from the 1930s & 40s... I can just imagine her singing in a smoky Luftwaffe Officers Club circa late 1944.
5. Underground - The Electric Prunes - 1967 - Forgotten follow-up to the better-known "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night", the ultimate psychedelic garage band (still active today) produced this strong 1967 commercial flop which includes the virtually unknown "I Happen to Love You", penned by Carole King and Gerry Goffin.
4. Fever Tree - Fever Tree - circa 1968 - These one hit wonders ("San Francisco Girls") actually put out a wonderful album, opening with Bach's "Toccata and Fugue" sliding seamlessly into "Imitation Situation / Where Do You Go". Another highlight is a slick medley of Beatles' tunes, "Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out".
3. Fanelli aka Saturday's Only - Frankie Fanelli - circa 1970 - The late Reno based crooner was one of Frank Sinatra's favorite singers... he never quite hit the big time but had a long career on the club circuit.
2. Bellavista Terrace - The Go Betweens - released 1999 - "Best of" album by long-lived Australian band with a small but enthusiastic world-wide cult following. You gotta love a song called "The House That Jack Kerouac Built".
1. All-American Alien Boy - Ian Hunter - 1976 - The former Mott the Hoople front man did this rock album using jazz musicians, including David Sanborn and Jaco Pastorius, with Aynsley Dunbar on drums and background vocals by Queen. The title track references New York City, John Lennon, Saturday Night Specials and a bullet-proof vest (prophetic!) "God" includes the classic line "God said to me I'm gonna kick your ass, 'cause all you do is ask ask ask..."