Friday, November 25, 2016

The Stranglers - The Collection (1977-1982) (1982)
The Stranglers
The Collection (1977-1982) (1982, Liberty)

"Whatever happened to Leon Trotsky? He got an ice pick that made his ears burn! The Stranglers are a true classic, and this compilation represents the best of the first half of their career. Jam it long and hard ya filthy fugs, then rinse and repeat!" - DD

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Annette Peacock - X-Dreams (1978) (LP)
Annette Peacock
X-Dreams (LP) (1978, Aura)

"Annette Peacock has released many albums and most of them are fantastic. She's amazing and far too underappreciated! This is my personal fav, with the perfect blend of her seemingly meandering but highly infectious lyrics and some pristine jazz/funk/rock melodies (featuring the likes of Mick Ronson and Bill Bruford, to name a few). To me, it feels like '70's New York all over, despite being recorded in London. So come for the grooves but stay for the Peacock, kiddies! This is a good loaf!" - DD

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Macho Alex - The Funk (1995) (Cass.)
Macho Alex
The Funk (Cass.) (1995, Self Released)

"I stumbled onto this tape a while back, thanks to Waxi and most likely my good friend Maxy, and managed to pick up a copy when it got "reissued" last year (I actually grabbed two). It rules. "Self released" by young Alex in 1995, its a strange combobulation (that really should be a word) of record samples, muddled cling clangs, warbled keys and one oddball little freak screeching and burping out some of the coolest lyrics I've ever heard over top of it all. You like outsider music? You like kids? Have both, ya bunch'a lickin tickin wombats! Laugh-A-Strudel!!" - DD

浅川マキ - Maki VI (1974)
Maki VI (1974, Express)

"I'm back! And what better way to kick things off than w/ some gorgeous jazz/blues from Japanese singer and composer Maki Asakawa. This may not be her best collection of songs per se but I really dig the live environment here, specifically the laid back instrumentation. It's simple and straight to the point. Uber loungy groovage of the highest grade, dig it deep turd herders!" - DD