What did you get under your tree? Here's what was under mine:
Transformers: The Movie
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Released: 11.27.15 (Record Store Day - Black Friday)
The Decline of Western Civilization Collection
Directed by Penelope Spheeris
Directed by Paul Marchand & Stephen Kijak
Produced by Robert Trujillo (Suicidal Tendencies, Metallica), JACO is what many probably consider a long overdue tribute to Jaco Pastorius, the inimitable talent and bass virtuoso who worked with the likes of Josef Zawinul and Wayne Shorter (Weather Report), Herbie Hancock and Joni Mitchell. Looking forward to checking this out.
And then some books:
Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981–1991
Originally Released: 2001
An absolutely essential text, Michael Azerrad's definitive documentation of the independent rock scene in the 80s, Our Band Could Be Your Life is a book I've read but hadn't owned. And now that I own it, I'm likely to read it again.
Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll
R. Crumb: The Complete Record Cover Collection
This is just a great art book full of excellent R. Crumb portraiture and his trademark psych-comic art. It's a great collection.
Letters From A Tapehead
For my first proper review of 2018, I focused on In A Poem Unlimited , the latest album by U.S. Girls . You can check it out at No Ripcord ...
As a manifesto for change, there's something interestingly similar to Charlie Haden 's Liberation Music Orchestra I hear with &quo...
Boston area label, I Heart Noise , will be reissuing Tommy Bell , a highly obscure indie rock album from Boston's own, Turkish Deligh...