Triangle – Le Temps Des Tams Tams (7”)

by Sonny   ·  3 years ago  

1972 Original French Pressing

Back in 2013, I had the opportunity to hop around a few record stores in Paris and found myself in a little shop called @heartbeatvinyl. I couldn’t tell you which bin I was diggin in, when suddenly this record came through the shop’s speaker set-up. I immediately turned to the owner and asked, “what’s that?!” – and I got a dope little history lesson about this semi-famous French prog/rock band, from the early 70s, named Triangle. This 45 is one of the souvenirs I walked away, and it’s become a personal favorite. Cheers to Les Bleus – our pre-Cup pick to win it all – for getting the dub today and making us look good! ?

Gregory Isaacs – Roxy Theatre 1982 (2xLP)

by Sonny   ·  3 years ago  

2014 Limited Edition Colored Vinyl Pressing

Man, anybody who’s ever been to the legendary Roxy Theatre out here in La La Land knows exactly how small the space is. So to imagine spending a warm summer night in ‘82 with The Cool Ruler (and The Roots Radics band) crammed in the intimate venue sounds like ???. Let’s just be grateful the venue captured it all on tape (which sounds perfect in its bootleg type quality). Cali x Summer Nights x Lover’s Rock x the 80’s = MAGIC #westcoastbias

The Coral – The Coral (LP)

by Sonny   ·  3 years ago  

2002 Limited Edition U.K. Pressing

Back in 2002, while most kids in the U.S. were going crazy for The Strokes, there were two bands making serious waves in the U.K.: Kings of Leon and The Coral. The former went on to finally become somewhat embraced by their home country, after the release of their sophomore album, but the latter – they were homegrown kids from Merseyside who never would quite break through in the States. It’s a damn shame too, because the Psychedelic/Indie Rock music that The Coral debuted with really was, and still is, something to behold. They were hailed by the likes of Oasis and Morrissey, for what it’s worth, and would eventually be followed by label-mates, The Zutons, and some kids who went by the name of Arctic Monkeys.

Chuck Berry – The London Chuck Berry Sessions (LP)

by Sonny   ·  3 years ago  

1972 Original Pressing

Back in ‘72 – Chuck dropped a tongue-in-cheek cover of “My Ding-A-Ling.” The lyrics caused such a stir that many radio stations wouldn’t play the track. Well the track would go on to become his only number 1 in the states, and the unedited version would be featured on the full length LP: The London Chuck Berry Sessions. Go listen to it now and you’ll find that shit to be pure comedy and pure Chuck Berry. #kingofrocknroll