Category Archives: record labels

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Odelay

Odelay. Beck. 1996.

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Terror

Terror Twilight. Pavement. 1999.

Twilight

inner sleeve

Meanwhile, look at the struggling web addresses listed on the inner sleeve of the original pressing.

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John, The Wolfking of LA

My summer jam since February: “John Phillips” (John The Wolf King of L.A.). John Phillips. 1970.

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7. Prince and The New Power Generation. 1992.

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Taking Tiger Mountain

Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy). Brian Eno. 1974.

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David Hentschel

Startling Music. David Hentschel. 1975.

Here’s a weird one. A synth-based track-by-track cover album of Ringo Starr’s Ringo LP on Starr’s own Ring-O Records vanity label (because, at the time, Ringo was as obsessed with his nickname as he is now with the concept of “peace and love”). This album is not unlike Paul’s Thrillington project (which was recorded a few years before it but released a few years after it) in that the Beatle involved couldn’t be bothered to play on the thing so the actual music is played by top-drawer session folk. In the case of Startling Music, most of the drumming is handled by Phil Collins. And because it’s a former Beatle in the 70s, of course at least one track has a reggae lilt about it. Those dudes couldn’t get enough of that stuff.

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Kaya

Kaya. Bob Marley and the Wailers. 1978.

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Cost of Living

A seriously misaligned label on The Clash‘s Cost of Living EP. 1979.

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Cold Cuts (Another Early Version). Paul McCartney and Wings. 1987.

West German pressing of the oft-floated but never-realized odds and sods collection that Paul McCartney seems to have fussed over endlessly in the early 80s but never got around to actually putting out. As the parenthetical part of the title suggests, there are a number of different versions of this comp floating around. This one opens its second side with an 11 minute version of Linda’s Wide Prairie. It’s worth seeking out if that’s your thing.

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Beatles' Christmas Album

The Beatles’ Christmas Album. The Beatles. 1970.

Between the misaligned label and the fuzzy-around-the-edges type, I didn’t need Bruce Spizer to tell me that my copy of this LP is a counterfeit.