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The Firesign Theatre - How Can You Be In Two Places At Once When You're Not Anywhere At All Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen

June 5, 2019
The coolest comedy album ever. Growing up with this was a Godsend as we were total losers and outcasts and we were empowered by the avant guard humour of the absurd Procter and Co. delivered to our young minds. We understood it....the cool people criticized it and us as they did not get it...they had no need for anything weird. They played sports. Later on we would grow up to be cool and they are all fat and miserable. Thanks Firesign for helping us believe in who we were. NB
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Bad Sneakers (2) - Beat The Meter Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen

June 5, 2019
Below average new wave in the vein of the shit.
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Elmer Bernstein And Orchestra* - Music From The Soundtrack Of "The Man With The Golden Arm" Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen

May 29, 2019
"enhanced"..... for stereo. So it's a mono "fold-down" or some similar technique.
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The Gil Evans Orchestra* - Into The Hot Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen

May 24, 2019
edited about 1 month ago
This 1st edition is 1962, 180gr. vinyl w/heavy & glossy GF cover & an ABC inner sleeve. This record is physically astonishing...more importantly it is one of the great out-jazz albums ever committed to wax. However, this is a John Carisi date; but that said, Evans is a master arranger/conductor on this criminally underrated album, a true adventure in jazz composition & performance. NB
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Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um as reviewed by Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen

May 15, 2019
Strange edit skips on the 1rst track. WTF? (word word)
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Various - Epic Presents The Unsigned Vol. II Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen

May 13, 2019
edited 2 months ago
America's best Unsigned bands.....they remained UNSIGNED after a record called: America's best Unsigned bands....was released.....BY THEM....a complete contradiction and a slap in the face to the bands they "chose".
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Big Noise (7) - Virgin's Delight Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen

May 13, 2019
edited 2 months ago
About 10 copies made it out to the world in 1984. I found one at a street sale in NYC in 1988. This band features Bufford O'Sullivan (The Skaflaws, Easy Star Dub All Stars), Nelson Bragg (The Brian Wilson Band) & Peter Buettner, Woodstock, NY saxophonist, instrumentalist, writer, performer.
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Bus (13) - Never Decide Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen

May 11, 2019
LISTEN TO THIS BAND!!!! Click on the video that says: "You better come in". Then, after you pick your brain up off the floor,
you go and buy this record. NB
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Deep Space Destructors - Psychedelogy Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen

May 10, 2019
Gargantuan. Just f*cking amazing. The art and music is everything you need for space travel. It IS your soundtrack to the universe. NB
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Nelson Bragg - Day Into Night Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen

May 8, 2019
steelderrickmusic.com has this LP for sale. It's on blue marbled vinyl and features a who's who of contemporary pop musicians. This album is folk rock and has huge acoustic guitars and harmonies. NB
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Kip Boardman - BOARDMAN Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen

May 8, 2019
edited 2 months ago
steelderrickmusic.com has this amazing live in studio LP to purchase. Insert, download card, virgin vinyl. Kip Boardman is an amazing songwriter/singer (think early Steely Dan and JJ Cale) and this is an all-star band that features massive pedal steel genius. NB
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Van Halen - Zero Demos Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen

April 24, 2019
Well. Man? Ya Know? Unofficial. It should be. BUT.....Holy God in Heaven does this f*cking record blow the doors off. I mean, it's incredible......and I'm not a great big VH fan. But this....this.....is....indispensable. N
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The Osmonds - Crazy Horses Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen

April 23, 2019
The Osmond Brothers go metal. That's right...the title track Crazy Horses is a hard rocking' excercise in metal along w/ Life is Hard Enough & Hold Me Tight....a superb rock outting for these non-rock Mormons. As if that's not enough....the rest of the album is as good but for other reasons....it's a soft pop masterpiece. The writing and arranging are brilliant. My Girl is the best songs they ever recorded while Hey Mr. Taxi and Julie are super catchy pop marvels. I make it a rule to always buy this album if I see it under 5 bucks cause I share the genius with all my friends. It's actually kinda hard to find. Amazing album by those chameleons The Osmonds. N
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The Osmonds - Crazy Horses Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen

April 23, 2019
The Osmond Brothers go metal. That's right...the title track Crazy Horses is a hard rocking' excercise in metal along w/ Life is Hard Enough & Hold Me Tight....a superb rock outting for these non-rock Mormons. As if that's not enough....the rest of the album is as good but for other reasons....it's a soft pop masterpiece. The writing and arranging are brilliant. My Girl is the best songs they ever recorded while Hey Mr. Taxi and Julie are super catchy pop marvels. I make it a rule to always buy this album if I see it under 5 bucks cause I share the genius with all my friends. It's actually kinda hard to find. Amazing album by those chameleons The Osmonds. N
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Starry Eyed & Laughing* - Starry Eyed & Laughing Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen

April 23, 2019
edited 2 months ago
Featuring the absolute Roger McGuin of England: The Great Tony Poole on 1967 12 string Ricky 330. I wouldn't compare Tony to McGuin if it wasn't cool and trust me...it is and the band is every bit as cool The Byrds were too. in fact, they continued where The Byrds left off with Notorious Byrd Brothers. As The Byrds went away, Starry Eyed took the torch and put out this jangle-fest, complete with all the harmonies and 12 string love mourning Byrds fans could handle. That all said? Starry Eyed & Laughing put out their own unique record here and CBS were smart enough to sign them. Brilliant 70's rock. N
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The Rollers - Elevator Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen

April 23, 2019
The Bay City Rollers decide to grow up while simultaneously attract a grown up audience. The results are stunning. They threw away the tartan, added South African, Duncan Faure as lead singer/co-writer and never looked back. The results are one of the best power pop records ever made. 1979 just got better if that's possible. Playing in a Rock & Roll Band, Elevator, I was Eleven, Turn on the Radio. Yea....those titles are indicative of the contents herein...stone solid rock & roll and played brilliantly, particularly the drum tracks....super heavy and flawless. Just a killer album that flew under the radar. The Rollers made 2 more Lp's before getting day jobs. God Bless'em! N
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The Rollers - Elevator Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen

April 23, 2019
edited 2 months ago
The Bay City Rollers decide to grow up while simultaneously attract a grown up audience. The results are stunning. They threw away the tartan, added South African, Duncan Faure as lead singer/co-writer and never looked back. The results are one of the best power pop records ever made. 1979 just got better if that's possible. Playing in a Rock & Roll Band, Elevator, I was Eleven, Turn on the Radio. Yea....those titles are indicative of the contents herein...stone solid rock & roll played brilliantly, particularly the drum tracks....super heavy and flawless. Just a killer album that flew under the radar. The Rollers made 2 more Lp's before getting day jobs. God Bless'em! N
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The Quick (3) - Mondo Deco Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen

April 22, 2019
edited 2 months ago
Is this an official release? Is this an unofficial release?
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Poco (3) - Head Over Heels as reviewed by Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen

April 22, 2019
edited 2 months ago
The best Poco album that no one ever listens to. No hit? No sales. That's a damn shame because this Poco album probably has the most vocal harmonies of any album they made. The song writing is way more interesting than most of the other albums to. Quite simply, Head Over Heels is a 1970's Country/Folk/Rock masterpiece. This record is a dollar everywhere. Go get one now please. N
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The Osmonds - Crazy Horses as reviewed by Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen

April 22, 2019
edited 2 months ago
The Osmond Brothers go metal. That's right...the title track Crazy Horses is a hard rocking' excercise in metal along w/ Life is Hard Enough & Hold Me Tight....a superb rock outting for these non-rock Mormons. As if that's not enough....the rest of the album is as good but for other reasons....it's a soft pop masterpiece. The writing and arranging are brilliant. My Girl is the best songs they ever recorded while Hey Mr. Taxi and Julie are super catchy pop marvels. I make it a rule to always buy this album if I see it under 5 bucks cause I share the genius with all my friends. It's actually kinda hard to find. Amazing album by those chameleons The Osmonds. N
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The Grateful Dead - Terrapin Station Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen

April 21, 2019
edited 2 months ago
The one Grateful Dead album I own. I guess that makes me an Un-Grateful Dead fan. But I sure do love this record. Terrapin Station is my fave Dead song as it is a sprawling exercise in symphonic/choral prog-rock. It was a departure for them that seemed to last as long as the song itself. Live however I guess it remained a big deal song for the fans. I also like Donna's singing and the way Bob Weir kinda owns side A. It's just my opinion man. Very cool and dramatic album for the Un Dead. N
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America (2) - Holiday as reviewed by Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen

April 21, 2019
edited 2 months ago
What could happen when George Martin produces AND arranges songs for America? One would think that was big news. But it wasn't and Holiday is known as the home of Tin Man instead, a reletively big hit for the band. That's good...but lying in the grooves of the rest of Holiday is some of the greatest 70's Orchestral Pop ever made. They recorded at Air with an orchestra, songs that seem to be a secret to this day. Get this album, turn the lights off and just listen. A musical big wow moment with no parades or adulation. It ain't too late to discover Holiday by America...my fave record by them. N
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Electric Light Orchestra - No Answer as reviewed by Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen

April 21, 2019
edited 2 months ago
The 1st ELO album, the rare Lynne/Wood collaboration, the dividing point between The Move and ELO. Cellos rule the day. Bombast rules the night. No Answer is a weird record in that it's beauty lies in treading untraveled ground with chamber music and rock & roll. in 1971 that was weird. As a result of all these variables it is my fave ELO album. Nothing sounds like it before or since and is a masterpiece in cello-tastic vocal chamber rock & roll eccentricities. Get it now! N
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Badfinger - Wish You Were Here Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen

April 21, 2019
The Green 2018 Edition!!! The masterpiece of Badfinger. As good as Straight Up is, it is eclipsed by Wish You Were Here. All band members contribute songs and lead vocals for the first time. Every song is placed perfectly in a complete listening experience that seems to defy gravity. Suites of songs are present and perfect execution of recording and playing are displayed the way no one but Pete, Tom, Mike & Joey could achieve. They were playing for their lives songs that were written with the same desperation. It was do or die. And as we all now know, it was the record that killed Pete Ham. When I hear this, I am always reminded of how fragile life is. Essential listening, perfect songs. N
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Badfinger - Wish You Were Here Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen

April 21, 2019
edited 2 months ago
The masterpiece of Badfinger. As good as Straight Up is, it is eclipsed by Wish You Were Here. All band members contribute songs and lead vocals for the first time. Every song is placed perfectly in a complete listening experience that seems to defy gravity. Suites of songs are present and perfect execution of recording and playing are displayed the way no one but Pete, Tom, Mike & Joey could achieve. They were playing for their lives songs that were written with the same desperation. It was do or die. And as we all now know, it was the record that killed Pete Ham. When I hear this, I am always reminded of how fragile life is. Essential listening, perfect songs. N