45 y.o., record and cd collector, music appreciator. Love Hendrix, Duane-era Allmans, Beatles, pre-Tattoo You Stones, Howlin' Wolf, Magic Sam, Buddy Guy, BB King, Chuck Berry, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Neil Young up to about 1980, Grateful Dead (Dick's Picks), Coltrane (Blue Train paticularly), Miles Davis (50s work, and fusion stuff like Jack Johnson, On the Corner, Bitches Brew, Agharta/Pangaea, etc.), and loads more!
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posted a comment on The Rolling Stones - Street Fighting Man . 5 days ago
Don't know if you're still wondering about the value, but at this moment an original, orange cover, blue label London No Expectations/Street Fighting Man, with the withdrawn riot police images, is at $14,100 with a few more hours to go!
posted a comment on Blood Incantation - Hidden History Of The Human Race. 4 months ago
I'm in the midst of my first listen, and I completely agree with your comment about the vinyl. Whisper fuckin' quiet, as I said to my friends. I've had a few disappointing new vinyl experiences in the past two years, so this is great.
posted a comment on Al Green - Let's Stay Together. 4 months ago
Thanks for pointing this out. I haven't looked at every entry on the discogs list, but the '72 UK & France pressings seem to indicate 11 songs, as you noted, not the usual nine found on other versions. A mystery to solve! How exciting! 👍
posted a review of The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Live In Cologne. 5 months ago
This one's truly for Jimi die-hards, the ones who relish every bit of stage banter, every variation of Red House, every jaw-dropping moment alongside every snafu. Audio quality varies from acceptable to poor, the music fades in and out occasionally... See full review
posted a review of Grateful Dead* - Hampton '79. 6 months ago
If you're familiar with officially released, live, archival recordings of Grateful Dead, than you already know the phrase "caveat emptor" ("buyer beware"). The powers-that-be in the Dead's inner circle use it to alert you that the sound of the... See full review
posted a review of Grateful Dead* - Dick's Picks Volume Four: Fillmore East 2/13-14/70. 7 months ago
I'm risking a fight here with Dead Heads, but this release is a little overrated. Maybe that's inevitable. Fillmore East 2/13-14/70 has a reputation as one of the greatest runs ever played by the Grateful Dead, but I've heard better versions of some... See full review
posted a review of Grateful Dead* - Houston, Texas 11-18-1972. 7 months ago
For the uninitiated, here's a few pieces of info. that might be helpful regarding this release. This isn't a complete concert, to start. Not that one should avoid this release for that reason, but if you're interested in full performances, for some... See full review
posted a comment on Aaron Neville - Tell It Like It Is. 8 months ago
If I'm looking at the entries correctly, both US 1967 pressings are mono, and the 1974 pressing is stereo and has the word STEREO on the label.
posted a comment on The Stooges - The Stooges. about 1 year ago
Thanks. Sorry if I sounded angry. Just confused about some of the stuff on discogs from time to time.
posted a comment on The Stooges - The Stooges. about 1 year ago
I don't understand why this would be labeled as a misprint version. What is the misprint? It was very common for bands/artists to make all sorts of changes to a record between the time WLPs were distributed and the record's official release to the... See full review
posted a comment on The Stooges - The Stooges. about 1 year ago
I see the band's name on both labels (side 1 & side 2) in the images you included with this entry. Where's the misprint?
submitted Hot Hands (2) - Everything We Have Is Broken. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Yardbirds* - Five Live Yardbirds. about 1 year ago
Hmm. Maybe your comment about solos was referring to a record titled Eric Clapton & The Yardbirds? I'm not sure, but if you are referring to Five Live, then my comment still stands.
posted a comment on Yardbirds* - Five Live Yardbirds. about 1 year ago
I'm not sure what record you're listening to, but it's simply completely incorrect to say there aren't any solos (nor is it accurate to judge a guitarist's contribution to great songs, albums, performances, etc. based on solos, but we'll save that for... See full review
posted a comment on Bob Marley & The Wailers - Kaya. over 2 years ago
I believe, imho, that, just like grooves in the pavement on the edge of a US interstate warn sleepy/distracted drivers that they're veering off, so too does the lock groove repeat of the polite-but-insistent "alarm" at the end of Kaya's side 1 alert... See full review
posted a review of John Coltrane - Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album. over 2 years ago
It sounds terrific to me, in terms of hi-fidelity. It's another wonderful document of the power of 'Trane. It echoes some of the tradition of the past (Soul Train/Blue Train and certainly Giant Steps), and it absolutely fits right in with some of the... See full review
posted a review of Van Halen - Fair Warning. over 3 years ago
As with The Who's By Numbers, one might speculate the title Fair Warning was the band's honest admission to fans that the record was completed with lackluster effort, phoned in. Nothing is further from the truth. Although the 1981 LP -- VH's fourth... See full review
posted a comment on Albert Collins - Frostbite. over 3 years ago
A man comes to an Albert Collins album to hear Albert Collins. His slightly mush-mouthed, slightly gravely voice; his exquisite sense of timing; his playful, lyrical takes on male-female relationships and stark, honest portrayals of working-class... See full review
posted a comment on Atlantic 1000 R&B Best Collection. over 3 years ago
This is a very late response to the original comment, but I figured my two-cents might be of use to someone at some point. The sound quality of these remasters-- in my humble, non-audiophile opinion-- is excellent for the casual listener. I believe... See full review
posted a review of Free - Free. over 3 years ago
Tons of Sobs, Free's debut album, is heavy British blues-rock, very much in line with the band many were trying to compete with at the time: Led Zeppelin. Tons of Sobs is hard, perhaps you could even say aggressive, and it's filled with muscular,... See full review
posted a comment on Jimi Hendrix Experience* - Live At Woburn. over 4 years ago
An extremely challenging listen due to the terrible audio quality. Since the Hendrix family has taken the reins of the Jimi Hendrix archives, they've released many, many wonderful live performances of Jimi and Co., so there is a great many other live... See full review
posted a comment on Bobby Rush - Folk Funk. over 5 years ago
The word "innovative" or the phrase "break new ground" doesn't apply to this album, but that isn't what the musicians on this release set out to be or do. And fans of that "classic," "authentic" electric blues sound aren't going to mind at all,... See full review
posted a comment on Carlos Santana / Mahavishnu John McLaughlin* - Love Devotion Surrender. over 6 years ago
This remaster sounds awesome, which is a blessing given the fact that some remastering jobs really mess up the sound quality compared to an original vinyl pressing. The only complaint I have is that the insert here is not faithful to the original LP... See full review
posted a comment on B.B. King - King Of The Blues. over 6 years ago
This entry is a mess: ACE is a reissue company, yet the first pic has the ace logo on it, and then the second pic of the front cover doesn't have the ace logo, which is how it should be in 1960. As well, this listing shows the gray crown label, but... See full review
posted a comment on B.B. King - The Blues. over 6 years ago
I guess I should say that gray labels were later Crown pressings, sometimes re-issues, like this one.
posted a comment on B.B. King - The Blues. over 6 years ago
Gray labels are re-issues, so this version was not pressed in '58. See http://www.bsnpubs.com/modern/crown/crownstory.html
posted a comment on Yoko Ono - Season Of Glass. over 6 years ago
If you aren't familiar with this LP at all, here's some pertinent information: the cover photo is of John Lennon's glasses he was wearing the night he was shot dead outside his and Yoko's home in the famous Dakota building in NYC (hence the... See full review
posted a comment on Ernest Tubb And His Texas Troubadours - Ernest Tubb Record Shop. over 6 years ago
Just an FYI: Goldmine's 7th Edition Record Album Price Guide lists two versions of this release: one in mono and one in stereo (although I think Goldmine doesn't have the correct catalog numbers). I believe the current image, which is exactly like my... See full review
posted a comment on Hawkshaw Hawkins - The All New Hawkshaw Hawkins. over 6 years ago
According to Goldmine's 7th Edition Record Album Price Guide, there were two versions of this recording: one in mono and one in stereo. The mono release was cataloged as 808, and the stereo release was cataloged as KS-808. I believe the current image,... See full review
posted a comment on Jimi Hendrix - Crash Landing. over 6 years ago
Hey, thanks for doing that! It's funny, you took a couple of months to upload it, but I just noticed this today, anyway, so no problem! However, I'm not sure the mystery is completely solved. Although it doesn't show up in your comment right here, on... See full review
posted a review of Jimmy Smith With Stanley Turrentine - Prayer Meetin'. over 6 years ago
There are a number of Jimmy Smith recordings that pre-date this one which I'd recommend to anyone seeking some excellent Jimmy Smith: The Sermon!, Back At The Chicken Shack, Home Cookin', A New Star-- A New Sound Vol. II. Turrentine is fine here, just... See full review
posted a comment on Jimi Hendrix - Crash Landing. over 6 years ago
There is no mention of a large poster coming with the original/first US pressing of this release in the most recent (7th edition) of the Goldmine Record Album Price Guide. Nor is there any mention of a large poster on the four 1975 vinyl releases of... See full review