It's the end of 2020 (thank Crom!) and new music releases begin to slow to a
trickle over the next couple of months. That's not to say that there won't be
some rad new tunes for us to chew on, though! Check out new albums by folks
like Jules Shear, blues guitarist extraordinaire Duke Robillard, the
Avalanches, and the Drive-By Truckers. If that's not enough, how about vinyl
reissues of a classic pair of albums by Pylon, long-lost live sets by Bob
Marley, Jimi Hendrix, and John Lee Hooker, and archival collections from Dave
Alvin and former Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips to whet yer whistle?
Release dates are probably gonna change and nobody tells me when they do. If you’re interesting in buying an album, just hit the ‘Buy!’ link to get it from Amazon.com...it’s just that damn easy! Your purchase puts valuable ‘store credit’ in the Reverend’s pocket that he’ll use to buy more music to write about in a never-ending loop of rock ‘n’ roll ecstasy! If you're boycotting Amazon and don't have an indie record store close by, may we suggest shopping with our friends at Grimey's Music in Nashville? They have a great selection of vinyl available by mail order, offer quick service, and if you don't see what you want on their website, check out their Discogs shop!
John Lee Hooker - Live At Montreux 1983 & 1990 [vinyl reissue] BUY!
Pylon - Chomp [vinyl reissue] BUY!
Pylon - Gyrate [vinyl reissue] BUY!
SVT - Always Come Back [No Regrets w/bonus tracks] BUY!
The Uptones - Get Outta My Way BUY!
Dave Alvin - From An Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased Recordings BUY!
Cabaret Voltaire - Shadow of Fear BUY!
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Live In Maui [2-CD/Blu-Ray] BUY!
Duke Robillard & Friends - Blues Bash! BUY!
Jon Anderson - Song of Seven BUY!
Hatebreed - Weight of the False Self BUY!
Anthony Phillips - Missing Links I-IV [5-CD box set] BUY!
Smashing Pumpkins - Cyr BUY!
Various Artists - The Bath Festival of Blues & Progressive Music 1969-70 [3-CD set] BUY!
Album of the Month: The Bath Festival of Blues & Progressive Music 1969-70 is a
three-disc set commemorating the 50th anniversary of the historic festivals,
held in June 1969 and 1970 and promoted by Freddy Bannister. One of the
earliest such events in the U.K. these two festivals featured performances by
talents like Ten Years After, Blodwyn Pig, Taste, (early) Fleetwood Mac,
Donovan, Steppenwolf, John Mayall, Canned Heat, Johnny Winter, the Byrds,
Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention, and many more! The standard
three-CD set offers 35 stellar performances culled from the two festivals
while a full-blown deluxe box set (show above) also includes reproductions of
program booklets from both events, posters, and much more. Check it all out at
Music Glue, which is also selling t-shirts and other authorized memorabilia from the