Monthly Archives: April 2018

SONG OF THE DAY The Buttertones – Kaleidopope

Any song that opens with the lyrics “Must be brave to ride the tarantula’s tide” is going to grab my attention; but that’s a given when it comes to me and The Buttertones…hell, they’ve even made me want to dig … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jonathan Richman – Grunion Run

There’s still so much Jonathan Richman I’ve yet to discover, but I’m getting there!  Grunion Run is a stomping instrumental track taken from his fourth solo album, I Jonathan, which was released in 1992 by the Rounder Records label. Always striving to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Al Wilson – The Snake

For so many reasons today’s song is a sensational soul corker; not least because of the gripping, unexpected and somewhat harrowing story it tells!  Accompanied by striking horns and a propelling rhythm, the enthralling narrative of this song is delivered … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Tropics – As Time’s Gone

The Tropics emerged from Tampa, Florida in 1964 as a five-piece garage-rock outfit.  Soon after their forming the band began touring all over Florida and Southeastern US, playing alongside The Who, The Young Rascals, Herman’s Hermits, Heinz Heinz and Dad. … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Abu Obaida Hassan – Qamar Al Massa (Moon of the Night)

I have just stumbled upon this track and sat through the 8:15 minutes of it thoroughly transfixed.. Rhythmically its a dream, a dream that sends you into a trance with mesmerising percussion and melodic call and response vocals.. The talent … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Stooges – Dirt

Fun House is the superb second Stooges album released in July 1970 by Elektra Records. The record was produced by the former Kingsmen keyboardist Don Gallucci who was drafted in for the job by Elektra’s Jac Holzman.  This intervention proved to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Buttertones – You and Your Knife

True to their namesake LA’s Buttertones are smooth and pliable, equipped with a sound that will lull you into a hazy dream one minute, before propelling you into outer space at the speed of light the just never know … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Black Lips & The Khan Family – 52 Drops

King Khan is definitely no stranger to the LP Blog and for his latest release The Khan family have got together with the Black Lips to record a 4-track EP entitled, Play Safe. In late 2017 whilst on tour The Black Lips came … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY John Johanna – Fold In The Light

How to travel into worlds afar and explore spiritual dimensions without even having to leave your home…or your seat for that matter! Yes, the answer to all of your escapism fantasies are right here, waiting to be unlocked and all … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hailu Mergia and the Walias — Eti Gual Blenai

Born in Debre Birhan, Showa Province, in 1946, Hailu Mergia is a master accordionist, veteran bandleader, arranger and keyboardist whose massive contribution to the jazz-funk sounds of Ethiopia spans over decades.  So impressive is this artist that at the tender age … Continue reading

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