Category ART AND ABOUT

SOME PROGRESSIVE TREATS (1975 EDITION)

Although variety is a hallmark of Vinyl Connection, the heart of the matter is a love of all things progressive. Inspired by a posting of the fourth Greenslade album on a fb group, I found myself diving down a 1975 rabbit hole. It was great fun, with progressive jazz-rock being a wobbly kind of through-line. […]

RAINBOW VINYL — SUMMARY

The collected rainbow vinyl posts. Because it’s pretty. Red — Orange — Yellow — Green — Blue — Purple * * The feature image is, naturally enough, what you get when a rainbow is de-prismed. The white knights were:  

RAINBOW VINYL — BLUE

Coloured vinyl. Guaranteed to lift the wintertime/summertime blues. * This excellent LP from female quartet Beaches has appeared in these pages before. In fact, it was one of Vinyl Connection’s more gushing reviews. Playing it today, I was again mightily impressed with this excellent debut. * Sydney’s Sunnyboys were also on the end of a […]

RAINBOW VINYL — ORANGE

Town successfully painted red? Well it must be orange time. The Claypool Lennon Delirium is a psychedelic dosette box created by bass player extraordinaire Les Claypool and Sean Lennon. Owing much to 1960s psychedelia in general and early Pink Floyd in particular, Monolith of Phobos is a quirky delight. Arguably the magnum opus of German […]

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ANOTHER COVER IN A DIFFERENT SETTING

In the holiday post a few weeks ago—Vinyl Hunter-Gatherer Goes Surfing—there was a 1971 George Benson LP of which I wrote, ‘Hoping I haven’t re-purchased it, misled by a different cover’. The brain is a funny old organ and some of the organ stops don’t work as smoothly as they once did. When the catalogue […]

ROCKIN’ ROOSTER

Rockin’ All Over The World #9 — Britain The British progressive blues-rock scene of the late 1960s and early 1970s was a fertile, swirling, multi-coloured circus. Various hybrids of rock and other styles were progressively blended (or mangled, depending on your point of view) to produce inventive albums full of delightful musical surprises. Often these […]

BACK TO FRONT

Here’s an album cover post a while in the planning. Though perhaps that should read: a while in the acquiring. Years ago, when I first got a copy of Kraftwerk’s Radio-aktivität I was struck by the cover art: a geiger counter showing the operation panel on the front of the LP and the rear of […]

MULTIPLE ALBUM COVERS

A cover-art post   Elvis  Presley — 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong  [RCA 1959]Stars — Stars  [Barclay 1975]Can — Unlimited Edition [Spoon 2014; Originally Limited Edition 1974]Yellow Magic Orchestra — X∞Multiples [A&M 1980]Jean-Michel Jarre — Equinoxe [Polydor 1978] Feature image: Eric Gale — Multiplication [CBS 1977]  Some excellent additions from readers in the comments below. […]

MORE FRUIT AND VEG

Vinyl Connection readers stepped up once again. Your suggestions made Part II inevitable. It’s Harvest Festival Time! Fruit   Vegetables   FRUIT Shellac — Excellent Italian Grayhound [2007]Deep Purple — Bananas [2003]Strawbs — Best of Strawbs [1978]Nina Simone — Forbidden Fruit [1961]   VEGIES Baby Grand – Ancient Medicine [1978] Can — Ege Bamyasi [1972]Al […]