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TBT Vinyl: Jimi Hendrix, Are You Experienced, 1967

28 Apr

Are You Experienced

The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Are You Experienced
Reprise Records
1967

Here’s a first edition US version of the iconic LP. The back cover liner notes say it all: “Be forewarned…”

 

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TBT Vinyl: Metallica, Fade To Black, 1984

14 Apr

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Metallica
Fade To Black 12″Elektra / Megaforce
1984

Here’s a early promotion-only 12″ single of Fade to Black….

TBT Vinyl: Battlestar Galactica Soundtrack, 1978

7 Apr

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Battlestar Galactica 
Original Soundtrack
MCA Records
1978

 

The original Galactica followed the Star Wars formula closely, including a great symphonic score.

 

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TBT Vinyl: D Generation, No Lunch, 1996

31 Mar

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D Generation
No Lunch
Columbia Records
1996

Here’s a 10 inch vinyl LP of the New York neo-punk band’s major label release.

 

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TBT Vinyl: CCR, Chronicle, 1976

24 Mar

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Creedence Clearwater Revival
Chronicle
Fantasy Records
1976

I became a CCR fan a decade after they broke up.  There was no exposure to their original albums and not much radio airplay. But there was a TV commercial for this greatest hits package that ran constantly through the 80s on syndicated television, cable, and of course the early days of MTV. 

If this record introduced you to John Fogerty and Creedence as well, we’re not alone; over 8 Million copies were sold in the US!

 

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TBT Vinyl: Popa Chubby, Sweet Goddess of Love and Beer, 1995

17 Mar

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Popa Chubby
Sweet Goddess of Love and Beer 
Sony Music / Okeh Records
1995

For a few years in the 90s, Sony Music brought back the Okeh Records label for some new blues artists including Popa Chubby. His single of “Sweet Goddess…” was issued on a 10″ vinyl single with a cardboard sleeve to look like a 78 from the 1930s Okeh blues line.  Great blues tune, and great packaging.

 

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TBT Vinyl: ELO, Out of the Blue

10 Mar

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Electric Light Orchestra
Out of the Blue
Jet / United Artists / Columbia
1977

The Beatles + Star Wars = ELO

 

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TBT Vinyl: Classic Guitars of Clapton, Beck, and Page

3 Mar

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Clapton, Beck, & Page
The Classic Guitars
Compleat Records
1986

This is a 1986 US compilation of the 1968 UK-only Blues Anytime series. These studio sessions featured all of the top British Blues stars of the 60s before they were rock legends: Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, plus John Mayall and many more. The backing band on the Page tracks includes Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, and Bill Wyman! 

 

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TBT Vinyl: Van Halen, Why Can’t This Be Love, 1986

25 Feb

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Van Halen
Why Can’t This Be Love (7″ single)
Warner Bros Records
1986

30 years ago tomorrow, we first heard Sammy Hagar as a member of Van Halen. This 45 was released on February 26, 1986 about one month before the full 5150 album. The song was a big hit, but the faster and crunchier b-side, “Get Up” was better!  

 

 

 

 

TBT Vinyl: Filter, Hey Man Nice Shot

18 Feb

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Filter
Hey Man Nice Shot (33 1/3 Single)
Reprise Records 
1995

 

This is one of my favorite records from the 90s, complete with retro-60s-looking cover art!

 

 

 

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