Sunday, November 1, 2020

New Music Monthly: November & December 2020 releases

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’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's Live At Montreux 1983 & 1990

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!

Swans' Children of God

The Cribs - Night Network   BUY!
Bob Marley - Uprising Live [3-LP vinyl reissue]   BUY!
Jules Shear - Slower   BUY!
Swans - Children of God [CD & vinyl reissue]   BUY!

Dave Alvin's From An Old Guitar

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's Song of Seven

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!

The White Stripes' Greatest Hits

George Thorogood & the Destroyers - Live in Boston, 1982: The Complete Concert [CD & vinyl reissue]  BUY!
The White Stripes - Greatest Hits   BUY!

The Avalanches' We Will Always Love You

The Avalanches - We Will Always Love You  BUY!
Osees - Panther Rotate  BUY!
The Ready-Mades - San Francisco: Mostly Live 

The Drive-By Truckers' The New OK

Kevin Godley [10cc] - Muscle Memory   BUY!
The Drive-By Truckers - The New OK   BUY!

The Bath Festival of Blues & Progressive Music 1969-70

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 festivals!


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