July 4, 2019
WAREHOUSE POP-UP EVENT/SALE - JULY 25TH!
NEW THIS WEEK AT THE SHOP:
Heading downstairs for this week's used vinyl alert, we celebrate the halfway mark of the year with one of our most bonkers selections of records so far in 2019! New arrivals run wild from 80s underground and rare metal, rock rarities from all the decades (including this one!), to classic soul, funk, hip hop, and a virtual tour through the crates of some very thorough 80s/90s DJs.
It’s a return to the <extremely DJ Premier voice> real hip-hop hip-hop hip-hop. Still, no Inspectah Deck, but a whole grip from the legendary Roots crew, as well as West Coast underground niceness from the Coup, Zion I, Aceyalone, Murs and DJ Babu. Look out for leftfield madness from Mr. Lif, Beans and Aesop Rock along with Little Brother’s debut effort. We’re also happy to have in the flawless 2-cd comp from the various iterations of James Brown’s JB’s backing group, which served as the template of NYC rap pretty much from 1987-1991. Blues is distinguished from some prime early Johnny Winter along with John Lee Hooker’s “It Serves You Right to Suffer,” the tops of his lengthy catalog and one of the best blues sessions ever. The alternative side is not deep this week but is quality courtesy of The Breeders, The Pixies, Sonic Youth and John Frusciante. Jazz-wise, we continue to get a welcome amount of Monk, including a lot of his solo sessions, a particularly rewarding way to hear the high priest of bebop. Other artists of note include Mingus, Wayne Shorter and Charlie Hunter. Finally, we wrap up the week with choice material from Dylan, The Dead and “The Soft Bulletin” from The Flaming Lips, a store favorite since it was released 20 years ago just bury me in the dirt the sand is flying through the hourglass.
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OTHERS TALK BACK:
This isn't the spot to lay down odds on the third race. OTB is where Others Talk Back and give you the lowdown on what they've been feeling lately. This one's for the customers.
The Tallest Man on Earth – “I Love You, It’s a Fever Dream” Sweden’s Kristian Matsson really is the Tallest Man on Earth. He is the vocalist, guitarist and the lone song writer. He made a splash about a decade ago and was then compared to Bob Dylan, both vocally and as a songwriter. His last few albums didn’t attract much attention, but “I Love You, It’s a Fever Dream” should definitely attract the attention that he deserves. The new songs are more intense and they seem better written than those on his last few albums. There is also a hint of freak folk on several of the tracks. Mr. Matsson is only be 5 feet, 9 inches tall. So physically he is not the tallest man on earth. But musically he has grown in stature with “I Love You, It’s a Fever Dream.” - Ted
Ron, Ryan, Angie, Marty, Evan, Matt, Ben, Will, Ed, Isaac, Larry, Andy, Mark, Jack, Sam, Eric & Mike