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Artist Song Album Label Comments New Comp
Serge Gainsbourg Cargo Culte Histoire De Melody Nelson Philips 1971; pseudo-autobiographical concept album involving the middle-aged Gainsbourg unintentionally colliding his Rolls Royce Silver Ghost into teenage girl Melody Nelson's bicycle, and the subsequent seduction and romance that ensues.
Scott Walker Montague Terrace (In Blue) Scott Philips 1967; 1st solo album separate from The Walker Brothers
Nina Simone Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood Four Women - The Nina Simone Philips Recordings Philips written by Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell and Sol Marcus for Nina Simone, who first recorded it in 1964 . It has been covered many times, including most famously by Eric Burden & The Animals
Tim Buckley Pleasant Street Goodbye and Hello Elektra 1967; 2nd studio album
The Chameleons Less Than Human Script Of The Bridge Statik 1983; Debut album by this English post-punk group from Middleton, Greater Manchester
Felt Templeroy Crumbling The Antiseptic Beauty Cherry Red 1982; Debut from this Birmingham band led by the mysterious and mononymous Lawrence, whose other bands include Denim & Go Kart Mozart
Tom Waits More Than Rain Franks Wild Years Island 1987; Subtitled "Un Operachi Romantico in Two Acts", the album contains songs written by Waits and collaborators (mainly his wife, Kathleen Brennan) for a play of the same name. The shared title of the album and the play is an iteration of "Frank's Wild Years", a song from Waits' 1983 album Swordfishtrombones. The play had its world premiere at the Briar St. Theatre in Chicago, Illinois on June 22, 1986, performed by the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
Nico Muhly The Only Tune: I. The Two Sisters Mothertongue Bedroom Community 2008; American contemporary classical music composer and arranger who has worked with many contemporary popular musicians. He is a member of the Icelandic music collective/recording label Bedroom Community.
Marianne Nowottny The Bell Ringer Afraid Of Me Abaton Book Co
Etron Fou Leloublan Face A L'Extravagante Montee Des Ascenceurs, Nous Resterons Fideles A Notre Calme Determination Etron Fou Leloublan Gazul/Musea French rock-in-opposition
Morphine Let's Take a Trip Together Cure For Pain Rykodisc 1993; 2nd studio album;
Nico It Was a Pleasure Then Chelsea Girl Verve 1967; Debut solo album; Album name is a reference to Andy Warhol's 1966 film Chelsea Girls, in which Nico starred. Many of the songs on the album have instrumental work from The Velvet Underground, whom Nico had previously collaborated with the year before on The Velvet Underground & Nico, as well as song-writing credits from members of the band. The song "I'll Keep It with Mine", which is also featured on the album, was written by Bob Dylan, and the album also features three songs by Jackson Browne, who also contributes guitar to the album.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Into My Arms The Boatman's Call Mute/Reprise 1997; 10th studio album
Leonard Cohen Take This Longing New Skin for the Old Ceremony Columbia 1974; 4th studio album; In a departure from the first three album, here he employee violas, mandolins, banjos, guitars, percussion and other instruments giving the album a more orchestrated (but nevertheless spare) sound.
Cat Power Metal Heart Moon Pix Matador 1998; 4th studio album
Sparks Sherlock Holmes Angst In My Pants Atlantic 1982; 11th studio album
The Temptations Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) Sky's the Limit Gordy 1971; 14th studio album
The Magnetic Fields You're My Only Home 69 Love Songs Merge 2000
Momus & Anne Laplantine Go Fishing Willy Summerisle Analogue Baroque 2004
Colleen Babies Check The Water: Leaf Label Recordings 2002-2005 The Leaf Label 2005 C
Gentle Giant Edge Of Twilight Acquiring the Taste Vertigo 1971; 2nd studio album
Donovan Isle Of Islay A Gift From A Flower To A Garden Pye 1967; the first double album of his career
Edith Piaf Sous Le Ciel De Paris Eternelle
Mia Doi Todd Strange Wind Come Out Of Your Mine City Zen 1999; 2nd studio album;
Nina Hagen Naturtraene Nina Hagen Band CBS 1978; Debut album; German singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known for her theatrical vocals and is often referred to as the "Godmother of Punk" due to her prominence during the punk and new wave movements in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
David Bowie Blackstar Blackstar ISO 2016; 25th & final album, released on his 69th birthday; He passed away January 10th, 2016, this week one year ago.The album was largely recorded in secret between The Magic Shop and Human Worldwide Studios in New York City with Bowie's longtime co-producer Tony Visconti and a group of local jazz musicians. The lead single, this song has been described as an "avant jazz sci-fi torch song", it features a "drum and bass rhythm, a two-note tonal melody inspired by Gregorian chant, and shifting time signatures." In the middle section, the song turns from an acid house-ish style to a sax solo to a bluesy slow middle section. Bowie's 2nd longest song behind "Station to Station". The music video for "Blackstar" is a surreal ten-minute short film directed by Johan Renck (the director of The Last Panthers, the show for which the song was composed). It depicts a woman with a tail, played by Elisa Lasowski, discovering a dead astronaut and taking his jewel-encrusted skull to an ancient, otherworldly town. The astronaut's bones float toward an eclipse, while a circle of women perform a ritual with the skull in the town's centre
Adrian Belew Quicksand Side Two Sanctuary 2005; 14th solo album
Arto Lindsay E Ai Esqueco (And Then I Forget) Prize Rykodisc/Righteous Babe 1999; DNA frontman's 6th solo album
The Fall Early Life Of Crying Marshal The Marshall Suite Artful 1999; 20th studio album
Ken Nordine Ear Ken Nordine Does Robert Shure's 'Wink' 1967
Psapp Curuncula Tiger, My Friend Domino 2004; Debut album by this experimental electronica duo from London consisting of Carim Clasmann and Galia Durant, the style of which is sometimes referred to as toytronica, a form of electronica made with toys and toy instruments (the band uses toy guitars, flutes, and a chicken they named Brunhilda)
Robert Fripp Eye Needles The League Of Gentlemen EG Records 1981; The music on the album was performed by members of a band which toured Europe and North America throughout 1980 under the name of 'The League of Gentlemen'. The album emerged at the extreme tail-end of the Post-punk/New wave period in UK music just as the scene was evolving into more diverse musical ideas which eventually gave birth to 'alternative rock'.
Yma Sumac Jungla Mambo! Capitol 1954; 5th studio album by this incredible Peruvian soprano. All tracks were composed by her husband Moisés Vivanco.
The Ventures Off in the 93rds Guitar Freakout Dolton 1967; The Ventures have released over two hundred albums! American instrumental rock band formed in 1958 in Tacoma, Washington. The Ventures pioneered the use of special effects on such songs as "The 2000 Pound Bee", recorded in late 1962, in which lead guitarist Nokie Edwards employed a fuzz distortion pedal. Edwards' use of "fuzz tone" predated the "King of Fuzz Guitar", Davie Allan of The Arrows, by at least three years. In addition, Edwards was among the first to use the twelve-string guitar in rock. The 1964 The Ventures In Space album was a primer in the use of special guitar effects, and made pioneering use of 'reverse-tracking'. The Ventures In Space, because of its ethereal space-like effects, was deemed an influence on the later 1960s San Francisco psychedelic generation, as well as being cited as a favorite by Keith Moon of the Who.
Jimmy Sysum and The Rockin' Three Tears Of Happiness Kicksville! Norton Records
The Pyramids Teardrops Skinhead Moonstomp Trojan Records Also known at various stages of their career as Symarip, The Bees, The Pyramids, Seven Letters and Zubaba, they were a ska and reggae band from the United Kingdom, originating in the late 1960s, when Frank Pitter and Michael Thomas founded the band as The Bees. The band's name was originally spelled Simaryp, which is an approximate reversal of the word pyramids. Consisting of members of West Indian descent, Simaryp is widely marked as one of the first skinhead reggae bands, being one of the first to target skinheads as an audience. Their hits included "Skinhead Girl", "Skinhead Jamboree" and "Skinhead Moonstomp", the latter of which was based on the Derrick Morgan song, "Moon Hop".
Carla Bley Nothing Tropic Appetites WATT/ECM 1974; 2nd studio album by this American jazz composer, pianist, organist and bandleader who was an important member of the free-jazz movement of the 1960s. The lyrics are contributed by Bley's friend Paul Haines, based on his journeys to Southeast Asia in the preceding years. Unlike on the orchestral Escalator, the band is an octet, with Julie Tippetts as lead vocalist.
Michael Nyman Car Crash A Zed and Two Noughts Caroline Music to the 1985 British Peter Greenaway film of the same name.Nyman is an English composer of minimalist music, pianist, librettist and musicologist, known for numerous film scores (many written during his lengthy collaboration with the filmmaker Peter Greenaway), and his multi-platinum soundtrack album to Jane Campion's The Piano. He has written a number of operas, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat; Letters, Riddles and Writs; Noises, Sounds & Sweet Airs; Facing Goya; Man and Boy: Dada; Love Counts; and Sparkie: Cage and Beyond. He has written six concerti, four string quartets, and many other chamber works, many for his Michael Nyman Band. He is also a performing pianist. Nyman prefers to write opera rather than other forms of music
The Buzzcocks E.S.P. Love Bites
Tyvek Tip to Tail Origin of What In the Red 2016 *
La Femme Ou Va le Monde Mystere Disques Pointe 2016; 2nd studio album *
Powell Beat 20_194r Sport XL 2016 *
Lizzy Mercier Descloux Jim On the Move Press Color ZE 1979; French no wave singer *
Annie Anxiety Sad Shadows Soul Possession DAIS Records 1984; Also known as "Little Annie Anxiety Bandez" or simply "Little Annie," is a New York-born singer, songwriter, painter, poet, writer, performing and recording artist, pastor and stage actor. Little Annie first stepped on stage as a teenager at Max's Kansas City, singing with her band "Annie and the Asexuals". Upon moving to the UK she began working with Penny Rimbaud and Crass, and continued her life of extensive touring as a solo artist and in collaboration, which she does till the present day. She then went on to become the house chanteuse for Adrian Sherwood's On-U Sound Records, including the recording of three solo LPs Soul Possession, Short & Sweet, and Jackamo which were produced by Kishi Yamamoto and many singles and remixes. During this time she also recorded with The Wolfgang Press, Current 93, Coil, Nurse With Wound, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Bim Sherman, CL Stealers and wrote for Paul Oakenfold, Gary Clail and Living Color. *
Loose Joints Is It All Over My Face? Voguing & the House Ballroom Scene of New York City 1976-96 Soul Jazz * C
Lee Fields and the Expressions Make the World Special Night Big Crown 2016 *
Nils Bech Please Stay Echo DFA 2016; Norwegian singer with experimental electronic beats *
Mina E' L'uomo Per Me E' L'uomo Per Me an Italian singer. She was a staple of television variety shows and a dominant figure in Italian pop music from the 1960s to mid-1970s, known for her three-octave vocal range, the agility of her soprano voice, and her image as an emancipated woman
The Meters This Is My Last Affair Look-Ka Py Py Josie Records 1969; 2nd studio album; American funk band based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band performed and recorded their own music from the late 1960s until 1977. The band played an influential role as backing musicians for other artists, including Lee Dorsey, Robert Palmer, and Dr. John. The Meters acted as the house band for Allen Toussaint's New Orleans soul classics of the 1960s and are responsible for bringing New Orleans second line grooves into popular music. While The Meters rarely enjoyed significant mainstream success, they are considered, along with artists like James Brown, one of the originators of funk music and their work is influential on many other bands, both their contemporaries and modern musicians working in the funk idiom.
Cause For Effect Dynamic Bass Boost Level Control Professional 300
Sylvie Courvoisier with Michel Godard and Pierre Charial Ocre Y2K Enja Records 2000; composer, pianist and improviser from Lausanne, Switzerland
Goblin E Suono Rock Goblin Volume III 1978-1984 Italian experiemental prog, often scored Dario Argento films
Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes La Parole Est A La Victime La Deboussole
Art Bears The Song Of Investment Capital Overseas The World As It Is Today RER 1981
The Monks Complication Black Monk Time Polydor 1966
The Electric Prunes Sold To The Highest Bidder I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night) 1967
Cheer-Accident I Don't Want It Back Fades Chicago
Make A Rising Hi Vibrating Life Wounded Fhealer Series: Part One From Philly, now spread out around the country but still active as a band
Matmos Polychords Supreme Balloon Matador 2008; 7th studio album; experimental electronica that is made entirely out of synthesizers. The exotic and antiquated synths used here heavily spotlight the classic 1960s/1970s/1980s consumer electronic rigs of Arp, Korg, Roland, Waldorf, and Moog. Matmos are an experimental electronic music duo originally from San Francisco but now residing in Baltimore consisting of M. C. (Martin) Schmidt and Drew Daniel.