Tag Archives: LPs

OPEN SESAME [COVERART PAIR #33]

OST “Saturday Night Fever” [RSO, 1977]  /  Sesame Street “Sesame Street Fever” [Polydor, 1978] * Kool & The Gang “Open Sesame” [Saturday Night Fever, 1977] * Mr John Travolta, born February 18th, 1954 * The Heebeegeebees “439 Golden Greats” [RCA, 1981]

OF FLEAS AND FAUST

Like a down-market department store for heads and hippies, Goesunder Flea Market in the heart of Melbourne’s retail district was the unlikely venue for an import record shop, yet that is where I first encountered Krautrock. It was my first year at the university, a 15 minute walk north of the city centre. I was […]

BIRTH AND DEATH OF A WORLD

Not long ago I wrote about an unscheduled month in the UK in the late 90s. A side trip to Wales was mentioned and that is where our story begins today. Every music tragic knows that it is not civic architecture or religious edifices that get the music hunter-gatherer’s pulse a-quickening; it’s record shops. We […]

NOWHERE AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME

A brief hum of feedback echo then a scuzzy crash of drums, a squall of guitar; “First Wave Intact” is crunching the gravel of my neural driveway with a heavy, insistent tread. the open way’s too dangerous listen close, they’re watching us Welcome to the opening song on “Now Here is Nowhere”, the 2004 album […]

ANOTHER COVER IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY

Along the broad and crowded highway of record collecting there are some fascinating diversions. One I enjoy involves albums that appear with different sleeves in different parts of the world. It is not a particular obsession of mine; I have several, but we need to know each other better for them to be revealed in […]