Little Feat – Sailin' Shoes

Compared with their debut, Little Feat’s 1972 album Sailin’ Shoes proved to be a far more successful amalgam of the band’s penchant for diverse Americana. It was also the first of their records to feature Neon Park’s wonderfully surreal artwork, whose paintings would grace every Little Feat LP from here on. Under pressure from Warner… Read More Little Feat – Sailin' Shoes

The Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks… Here's The Sex Pistols

Contrary to what some people might believe, The Sex Pistols did not actually invent Punk, although they definitely helped popularize it. And while not the greatest of musicians, the band was at least partly responsible for an entire generation of kids who wanted to make a whole lot of unlistenable noise of their own. Not… Read More The Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks… Here's The Sex Pistols

The Beatles – Rubber Soul

When Rubber Soul was released on 3rd December 1965 (in time for the lucrative Christmas season) it exposed the band to a whole new audience, especially in America, where more discerning listeners of rock had a tendency to regard the Beatles as little more than just another one of those fly-by-night teenybopper groups from England, with… Read More The Beatles – Rubber Soul

Star Spangled Banger – Star Spangled Banger

Star Spangled Banger was a progressive–rock outfit who released just one self-titled album in 1973 for the Havoc label based in Melbourne. Formed the previous year by John Brownrigg (vocals, guitar), Ron Walters (vocals, piano, organ) and Paul Doo (drums), it was decided, due to Brownriggs’ family commitments, that the band would remain a studio project only,… Read More Star Spangled Banger – Star Spangled Banger

Jimi Hendrix – Live At Clark University

Question: Who needs another live album by Jimi Hendrix? Answer: Me of course. Live at Clark University was the second ‘official bootleg’ issued by the Hendrix estate in the late 1990’s, and is unique in that more than half its content consists of personal interviews with Jimi, Noel Redding, and Mitch Mitchell. Both the show… Read More Jimi Hendrix – Live At Clark University

Primal Scream – Give Out But Don’t Give Up

Primal Scream were one of Scotland’s most innovative and groundbreaking acts to appear in the late 1980’s and early ‘90s, who somehow managed to bring rave and indie fans together on the same dance floor, and a band determined to stretch the constraints of rock via a heady blend of dub and dance oriented rock and roll… Read More Primal Scream – Give Out But Don’t Give Up

The Beatles – The White Album

The Beatles single greatest achievement? Or sprawling self-indulgent mess? In February 1968 The Beatles flew from London to India, to join the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at his luxurious Meditation Academy located at Rishikesh, where for $350 a day one could chant, practise Yoga and, well I guess meditate. What The Fab Four didn’t realise was… Read More The Beatles – The White Album

Big Brother & The Holding Company (Featuring Janis Joplin)

When a young Janis Joplin hitched her way to San Francisco in the early ‘60s, she sang with numerous local groups, before returning to her native Texas in 1966, disillusioned and pondering on a life of domesticity. She briefly rehearsed with The 13th Floor Elevators, then soon made her way back to California, this time joining Big… Read More Big Brother & The Holding Company (Featuring Janis Joplin)