A really well-done collection of work from The Goldebriars – the sublime harmony folk ensemble that was the key pre-Millennium project from Cali pop genius Curt Boettcher! The style here is both timeless and firmly tied to the 60s – a beautiful blend of male and female vocals in the quintet, with folksy production, acoustic guitar, and an overall groovy style that's just a few steps ahead of Sunshine Pop – and which definitely led the way towards newer modes at the time! The Goldebriars are light years away from some of the simpler pop folk groups of the time – and the mix of vocals here is completely sublime – especially given the excellent choice of cuts for the package. The CD features 30 tracks in all – including some rare demo material – and titles include "Pretty Girls & Rolling Stones", "Nothing More To Look Forward To", "I'm Gonna Marry You", "June Bride Baby", "Come Walk Me Out", "MacDougal Street", "Castle On the Corner", "No More Bomb", "Sweet Potatoes", "Hush Hush", "Zum Gale Gale", "Come Along", and "Sunshine Special". CD
Blistering live set by west coast hardcore supergroup Off! – recorded at the BBC – proving once again that this isn't just some side project, it's one the greatest punk rock bands of the post-millennium! Don't be surprised a few years down the road when Off! is noted in vocalist Keith Morris's legacy just as highly as is pioneering work with Black Flag and The Circle Jerks. Includes "Void You Out", "Over Our Heads", "King Kong Brigade", "Poison City", "Black Thoughts", "Darkness" and more. Cover art by Raymond Pettibon, too! LP, Vinyl record album
Michael Fennelly —
Lane Changer ... CD Epic/Wounded Bird, 1973. New Copy ...
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Solo work from Michael Fennelly – not exactly a household name, but an artist who's well-remembered for his work in Curt Boettcher's Millennium and the later group – getting some strong post-Zombies production work from Chris White, and some extra help on the record from Rod Argent! Fennelly's voice has a nicely escalated range – the sort that's really at home on some of the more screaming rockers, but which also has a way of bringing an edge to some of the more laidback tracks too – which keeps most of the record relatively raw, and not as smooth as similar major label singer/songwriter efforts of the time. Titles include "Flyer", "Bad Times", "Give Me Your Money", "Over My Dead Body", "Won't You Please Do That", and "Lane Changer". CD
Timeless sounds from UK duo Ultimate Painting – named after a colorful piece of art constructed by the members of the Drop City counter culture community in the late 60s Colorado desert – and it befits the sound here! Chiming guitars, drums and hook-filled vocals abound, with influences that range from the Velvet Underground's melodic self-titled third album – with other period and more contemporary influences – but done with such a fresh and distinctive vibe, we feel like Ultimate Painting will be the ones influencing other bands to come! An inspiring reminder that the Trouble In Mind label is one better indie labels of the young post-millennium rock scene. Includes "Ultimate Painting", "Can't You See?", "Central Park Blues", "Riverside", "Ten Street", Rolling In The Deep End", "Three Piers", "Jame", "She's A Bomb" and "Winter In Your Heart". LP, Vinyl record album