This one's actually the group's sort of second album – at least in the US – with 4 tracks that really follow nicely in the feel of Entertainment! Tracks were recorded between 1978 and 1980 – and all have a nice raw guitar sound. Includes the massive "Armalite Rifle", plus "He'd Send In The Army", "Outside The Trains Don't Run On Time", and "It's Her Factory". LP, Vinyl record album
Was there a more tragic figure in the 60s scene than Phil Ochs? Perhaps, but this is still a wonderful piece of his odd and sad career, a great portrait with his unrelenting political stance still in place, though not as raw as some of his other LPs. More arranged than any of his other LPs, but not without spare moments, the orchestrations still never get in the way of Ochs' occasionally delicate voice or clutter the picture too much. Eight tunes: "Cross My Heart", "Flower Lady", "Outside Of A Small Circle Of Friends", "I've Had Her", "Miranda", "The Party", "Pleasures Of The Harbor" and "The Crucifixion". (Folk/Country, Rock)LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear and small seam splits.)
Cliff Richard/Mike Leander —
Two A Penny ... LP Columbia (UK), Late 60s. Very Good+ ...
Cliff's left the Shadows behind here, and he's singing with some very groovy arrangements by Brit pop genius Mike Leander. Includes the original title cut, plus "I'll Love You Forever Today", "Lonely Girl", "Questions", "And Me (I'm On The Outside Now", plus versions of 60s pop rock tracks. (Soundtracks, Rock)LP, Vinyl record album
Unjustly obscure post punk synth rock by Post Industrial Noise – an Ohio trio that put out one flexidisc and one cassette in the early 80s before disbanding and reorganizing later as Near Paris! The sound isn't really all that noisy in the caustic sense of the word – but there is a chilly sense of menace. It's really a strong batch if minimalist guitar, drums and synth – and a yet another amazing reminder of what a fertile underground rock engine the the state of Ohio was in the 70s and 80s! Includes "Sketch", "Survivalist", "Outside Reality", "Compartment Life", "Cota City Salsa", "Think", "Symphony Of A Mind", "Prelude" and "Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram gold vinyl pressing.)
Partial matches: 2
Evil ... LP Ethereal Sequence, Early 80s. Near Mint- (reissue)...
Loner electro pop weirdness from the early 80s! Konrad's pointing at us on the cover, and with his cloak and neatly-trimmed beard, he looks like a young Anton LaVey, but the sound isn't scary at all. It's a mix of oddball outsider synth pop and weird story songs and instrumentals that's actually pretty great. Kinda crazy, but really cool! Konrad does everything – lo-fi synth and drum programming, guitar and bass, violin and vocals – and he's a good musician. One of the more fascinating (and listenable!) private press discoveries we've come across. Includes "It's Only A Matrix", "Music Scientist", "Don't Want No Police", "Alien", "My Girl Likes To Buy", "One Way Motorcycle Ride", "DMZ Bolero (Instrumental)", "People", "Keep On Playin' That Jazz" and more. LP, Vinyl record album