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MonksBlack Monk Time ... CD
Polydor/Light In The Attic, 1966. Used Gatefold ... $19.99
The one astounding studio album of proto punk/abrasive psych genius from the Monks – a true masterpiece if their ever was one, a record that's been ripped off by myriad more famous groups in both the mainstream and rock underground of the past 40 years! The group's status as discharged G.I.'s informs some of spewed vitriol, but beyond that there's little connection to any trends or scenes, the Monks are true originals in a world of imitators, and that adds a layer of excitement to an already mind blowing listen. The album's wild organ washes, primitive drums and guitar, and harsh, bizarre vocal rants prefigured everything from the Stooges, to Rocket From The Tombs, to the more predictable punk stuff that arrived 18 years later – yet it still grooves. Outrageous and incredible! "Monk Time", "Shut Up", "Boys Are Boys And Girls Are Choice", "Higgle-Dy-Piggle-Dy", "I Hate You", "We Do Wie Du", "Drunken Maria", "Blast Off!", "That's My Girl", "Cuckoo", "Love Can Tame The Wild", "He Went Down To The Sea" and more – the first 12 tracks from the original LP release bundled with later singles and a live track. Light In The Attic's reissue has better sound than we've ever heard for this material, and a great booklet of notes and photos. CD
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New Jimmy WebbSuspending Disbelief ... CD
Collectors Choice, 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unusual later effort from Jimmy Webb – his first return to the studio in many many years, and a set that comes off with a serious, more mature sound overall. Webb's still definitely got a way with a tune here, and at some level, the aging perspective he puts into the songs serves them well, with some of the fragile edges you might get in later vocal efforts from Randy Newman, or Brian Wilson's pre-Smile revival years. Linda Ronstadt co-produced the record, and at times orchestrations are large, but never overwhelming – and titles include "Elvis & Me", "It Won't Bring Her Back", "Sandy Cove", "Friends To Burn", "Too Young To Die", "I Don't Know How To Love You Anymore", and "Adios". CD