Dr. Hook "Sylvia’s Mother"
Sharon Van Etten’s new album Tramp, is out in February. Until then we’ve got "Serpents".

Sharon Van Etten’s new album Tramp, is out in February. Until then we’ve got "Serpents".


"While we bide our time waiting for the long-awaited Phil Spector documentary, The Agony and Ecstasy of Phil Spector to find distribution, the convicted producer’s monumental collaboration with Dion, Born To Be With You begs for some (re-)consideration. Also known as Pete Townshend’s and Jason Pierce’s (of Spiritualized) favorite record, it received close to no attention when it came out in 1974. Partly because it was never released in the States, but mainly because Spector was out of fashion and fading fast, both mentally and commercially, and Dion, whose biggest hits were more than a decade behind him, was still emerging from his recovery from heroin addiction, which would be followed a few years later by an equally dramatic conversion to Christianity. Out of this suitably Nazareth set of circumstances, a masterpiece emerged, one that still resonates with feeling, beauty, madness and an almost impossible amount of reverb.”

— David Zahl, for Mockingbird, on one of my favorite albums of all time

"While we bide our time waiting for the long-awaited Phil Spector documentary, The Agony and Ecstasy of Phil Spector to find distribution, the convicted producer’s monumental collaboration with Dion, Born To Be With You begs for some (re-)consideration. Also known as Pete Townshend’s and Jason Pierce’s (of Spiritualized) favorite record, it received close to no attention when it came out in 1974. Partly because it was never released in the States, but mainly because Spector was out of fashion and fading fast, both mentally and commercially, and Dion, whose biggest hits were more than a decade behind him, was still emerging from his recovery from heroin addiction, which would be followed a few years later by an equally dramatic conversion to Christianity. Out of this suitably Nazareth set of circumstances, a masterpiece emerged, one that still resonates with feeling, beauty, madness and an almost impossible amount of reverb.”
— David Zahl, for Mockingbird, on one of my favorite albums of all time

Love these old VU ads. They had no idea what they were working with.

Love these old VU ads. They had no idea what they were working with.

Alex Chilton’s Bach’s Bottom (1981) is one of the great “lost” drunken studio rants. Bless him for it. "Call me a slut in front of your family."

Alex Chilton’s Bach’s Bottom (1981) is one of the great “lost” drunken studio rants. Bless him for it. "Call me a slut in front of your family."

Feeling this.

Feeling this.

(Source: suicidewatch)

Shel Silverstein Songs & Stories (1972)

Shel Silverstein Songs & Stories (1972)

Swell Maps

Swell Maps

This is both totally amazing and a gross label-as-patriarch condescension tell. Still love it.

This is both totally amazing and a gross label-as-patriarch condescension tell. Still love it.

Loving this Edward Gorey-esque record cover for Grumbling Fur Furrier (2011).

Loving this Edward Gorey-esque record cover for Grumbling Fur Furrier (2011).

Love this Pit Er Pat album cover.

Love this Pit Er Pat album cover.