Jimi Hendrix – Woke Up This Morning And Found Myself Dead

No Johnny Winter, no Buddy Miles, but certainly a whole lot of Jim Morrison Of all the thousands of Hendrix bootlegs issued over the years, this would have to be one of the most infamous. Taken from a 2-track tape recording made by Jimi, Woke Up This Morning And Found Myself Dead (there are a… Read More Jimi Hendrix – Woke Up This Morning And Found Myself Dead

Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs – Long Live Rock And Roll (Long May It Move Me So)

Previously unheard Aztecs in their prime In the 1970’s, The Sidney Myer Music Bowl was to Melbourne what Madison Square Garden is to New York.  Nowhere near as vast of course, but an important locale for live music nevertheless. In those days, one could sit on the grass with their esky, sipping beer in the… Read More Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs – Long Live Rock And Roll (Long May It Move Me So)

David Sylvian – Secrets Of The Beehive

A journey of danger, sensuousness, and serenity David Sylvian has always remained something of an enigma. As lead singer of Japan, whose electronic sounds and peroxide-pop tendencies pre-empted the new-romantic movement by at least a couple of years (a long time in the late ‘70’s), Sylvian’s unique and unassuming vision would ultimately pave the way… Read More David Sylvian – Secrets Of The Beehive

The Black Crowes – The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion

Retro rockers come up with their own Exile On Main Street for the 90’s Rolling Stones references aside, The Black Crowes had a style and swagger all their own, enough to make them one of the more authentic rock groups getting around in the early ‘90s. And while grunge was on the ascent, the Crowes… Read More The Black Crowes – The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion

David Crosby – If I Could Only Remember My Name

Crosby’s timeless, haunting masterpiece The first time I became aware of this album was after reading a review in Mojo Magazine’s “Forgotten Classics” section, many years ago while in my early twenties. Such is the influence of music journalism I knew I had to hear it. So one Saturday I went off to do a… Read More David Crosby – If I Could Only Remember My Name

Stevie Ray Vaughan – Couldn’t Stand The Weather

Texas guitarist whips up a tornado of his own on second album The career of Stevie Ray Vaughan in the 1980’s could be likened to that of Eric Clapton’s in the 1960’s; that is, both played an important and integral part in popularising a style of music either ignored, unknown or largely forgotten by the… Read More Stevie Ray Vaughan – Couldn’t Stand The Weather

Janis Joplin – Greatest Hits

Whom the Gods love dies young For someone who had such a short career, there can probably never truly be what could be described as a definitive best of. Box of Pearls, which contains all of her original studio albums, with bonus tracks, is far more authoritative, but perhaps way too exhaustive and comprehensive for… Read More Janis Joplin – Greatest Hits

Brothers Of A Feather – Live At The Roxy

Brothers in arms get back to basics The Black Crowes were never strangers when it came to acoustic performance. So it should come as no surprise that principle members Chris and Rich Robinson decided to embark on a separate tour of their own, playing smaller, more intimate venues while sitting down on chairs and telling… Read More Brothers Of A Feather – Live At The Roxy