hey folks, sorry about the brief downtime this afternoon - we temporarily ran out of disk space again, but that is now rectified.

I'll be upgrading the instance tomorrow to the latest greatest - stay tuned!

Hi, all you beacons of the beat!

It is me, the not-here-much Sundog, with a quick question:

Would y'all be interested in having the ability to blog and/or wiki information about the music in your life via your linernotes.club membership?

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One of the unlikely albums that was in heavy rotation during my last year of college was the used CD I found of Henry Mancini's "Music from Peter Gunn," a truly fantastic artifact of its time. It's got a looser feel than a lot of Mancini's later arrangements, a really compelling blend of jazz and big band.

My enduring memory of this album during that time was a summer night that I was working as a gopher for a local production company, helping tear down after a trade show at the city convention center... it was after midnight by the time we finished, and I was driving through the completely deserted city downtown as 'Dreamsville' played, all the streets empty and storefronts darkened. There could not have been a more perfect soundtrack for the moment. open.spotify.com/track/3GKtPUs

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If there was ever a band that could seamlessly transition to having their music reinterpreted and orchestrated it would definitely be Thievery Corporation.

Last week they snuck this one past and my head is somewhat hung in shame (though I offer the new Purity Ring and Yaeji releases as my distraction)

There aren't enough o's in smooth to describe their catalogue and this is a great tribute


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Happy "Sundog Renewed The Domain For Another Year" Day, clubbers!

So thankful to have you here, sharing the grooves with the world at large.


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boz scaggs is another unfairly maligned figure in pop rock, a true talent. like robert palmer, boz was always excellent at picking the best musicians for the moment, and silk degrees (1976) is basically responsible for the creation of Toto, who all played on it together.

"Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle" are obviously the big hits but I'm a big fan of "It's Over" which is a wonderful faux-town classic

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robert palmer is extremely underrated, at least when it comes to his earlier r&b stuff. he did a pair of records—this one, Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley, in ’74, and Pressure Drop in ’75, his first two as a solo artist—with a backing band that was mostly members of Little Feat and the Meters. Both bands were at the peak of their form.

Both of those records are must-listens, even if you only know robert palmer for the 80s videos, if you like New Orleans r&b.

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[that record was very short]

on to the next one! I considered cwing this for nudity but this account is tiny anyway.

pressure drop has some great songs, especially the title track; probably the most tolerable white guy reggae ever recorded (the original was made famous by toots and the maytalls of course). there is something about robert palmer’s yorkshire twink energy that translates perfectly to belted r&b. also he recorded these two albums at 25 and 26 years old :blobsmile:

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Happy 3rd Fediversary to me! And thanks to you for making this place the most fun I’ve had with technology since like 2006.

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Introduction #Intro 

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It's 1/7/1989 and I love you, so I made you a mixtape.

"In Your Room", The Bangles
"Every Rose Has Its Thorn", Poison
"Giving You The Best That I Got", Anita Baker
"Wild Thing", Tone-Loc
"Walk On Water", Eddie Money

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Bandcamp has an interesting list of some of the more esoteric releases on Jello Biafra’s Alternative Tentacles label:

Though there’s one minor mistake: Wesley Willis didn’t use a Casiotone keyboard; he used a Solton Ketron.

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Speaking of Bearsville, have I raved about Foghat here yet? Because they were one of the best straight-up rock bands of the 70s, and it's unfortunate that the only thing anyone knows them for is Slow Ride and *maybe* Fool For the City.

Lonesome Dave Peverett (RIP) had such a singular voice. and Rod Price (RIP) was a monster on slide guitar.

My all-time favorite Foghat album has got to be "Stone Blue," which captured them at the absolute height of their game, IMO:


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While I'm remembering to post over here, I'd like to get this off my chest:

Billy Preston was the best of the Beatles.

I want to thank all y'all here on linernotes.club for doing you and sharing your passions for the music you dig with the wider 'verse.

It's a treat and I forget to tell y'all how much I dig your grooves, individually and collectively.

rock on, y'all, rock on.


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