Tag Archives: 1971 music

JACK JOHNSON — SAY IT LOUD

Racism, discrimination, a rock manifesto, sex, sport, violence and audio editing. Buy a ticket, this album has it all. Oh, and it’s a soundtrack too. Coming off the recording sessions that produced In A Silent Way (released July, 1969) and Bitches Brew (April, 1970), it was clear that Miles Davis was determined to move his music-making […]

STRUT REDUX

If you survive initial rock and roll success, what follows is very much like growing up in public. To be sure, survive is a potent word in this context. So many musicians have gone to join the choir invisible it’s a wonder that there are enough left to form a band. Yet numerous artists who […]

YESTERDAY’S TOMORROW

Named after one of the most odious characters in literature, Britain’s Uriah Heep have been churning out records and touring relentlessly for over forty years. The Allmusic guide lists more than three dozen albums and informs us that there have been over 30 members of the band formed by the wonderfully monikered Mick Box and […]

SOCKSY BEAST

When I picked up Tightly Knit in one of my favourite Melbourne record haunts recently a fellow browser said, rather cheekily I thought, “That is one of your earlier records, I expect.” Taken slightly aback, it took me a moment to realise that he was referring to the cover art and the similarity in head […]

GONG EST MORT

There was a time when one of Vinyl Connection’s favourite recreations was reading a print biography of an artist while concurrently working through their catalogue of recordings. Soundtracking a music journey, you could say. Genesis, Fleetwood Mac, Zappa – all have provided entertaining reads and enjoyable playlists. A more recent print adventure was the idea […]

BB KING RIDES THE FRANKSTON LINE

Every month the postman would deliver a ‘Classical Music’ LP from the Australian branch of the World Record Club. Often, under the watchful eye of my mother, I’d get to carefully liberate the new disc from its square cardboard mailer, but I had insufficient status to actually play records on the stereogram. That was a […]

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

Posters, lyric sheets, merchandise order forms, glimpses of other mouth-watering titles from the same record company… lots of different bits of paper have been inserted into LPs over the years. They are not our concern today. Here, in ascending order of magnificent silliness, are Vinyl Connection’s six favourite ALBUMS WITH EXTRAS.   6.  ROTOGRAVURE – […]

OMAR AND THE DEAD

For those who share Vinyl Connection’s love of cover art, the Album Cover Art Hall of Fame blog is worth a visit. In a recent article film-maker and long-time record collector Eric Christensen shares some of his favourite covers. Those selected for the article are from the popular mainstream yet with over 10,000 albums to choose from we can hope […]

WELCOME BACK MY FRIENDS…

During the wildly exciting process of compiling the new Vinyl Connection Index page it was noted by the VC auditor that many months have elapsed since we last ventured into the sweaty mosh pit of live recordings. How better to remedy that lamentable oversight than by tackling that monster of vinylosity, the triple live album? […]