I’m back after the long weekend. It occurred to me last night that for once, there are quite a few new-out albums which I’m interested in buying – e.g. Stereolab, Spiritualized, Bjork, Mercury Rev… I’ve actually managed to be playing much more music than I’ve bought recently, which I’m pleased about. Still, I did stop into my favorite used store today and pick up some interesting things.
Compilation: 'Spectrum' (CD; Plastic; 1961-1968)
Compilation - Blowfly: 'The Weird World of Blowfly' (CD; Weird World; 1969)
I am a childish person. This entertains me.
John Cale: 'Vintage Violence' (CD; Sony; 1970)
This sounds excellent on first listen - very pleasant and accessible pop with some steel guitar and strings. 'Gideon's Bible' reminds me of Belle & Sebastian, while 'Big White Cloud' is a nice bluesey anthem with strings and piano. 'Ghost Story' is excellent as well, with a spooky organ intro which reminds me of Tindersticks