If you click on the Now Playing link on the right, you will see that I have not eased up on my listening. Over the last week, I've considered saying a few things about many of the records I've been enjoying, and some I did not enjoy. I am still listening to the Black Crowes after reading Steve Gorman's book, but have already shared those thoughts. I finally listened to the Weyes Blood record after reading so many wonderful reviews, but was left cold by the end so I thought, why bother? I've been wanting to write a review of The Flood Models, the wonderful new record by our friend over at Power Pop, Steve Simels, but decided the record deserved more than a quick paragraph, so I put it on the back burner. I wanted to write about The End, the lost British psych gem produced by Bill Wyman but decided not to, for no other reason than not being up for it. There's a new Darkness record out, but I've shoved them in your face enough. And yesterday was John Lennon's 79th birthday. I had a great idea, but decided I'd wait until his 80th.
The topics are there, but none seem exciting enough to expand.
I do like the suggestions made on yesterday's post:
Artists you've come to like belatedly
Artists known for their covers but have written great songs for themselves
But...I need to write it up, damnit!
I've also been in selling mode, recently coming into a few solid collections, so that has kept my mind occupied. By the way, no reason not to shamelessly plug my little shop. If you're still buying records, click on the records for sale link on the right and check out a lot of new arrivals and back to school sales! Maybe a few sales will snap me out of it.
In the meantime, one record I am loving is the new one from Lucille Furs, a French retro psych band that sounds a bit like a more mainstream Syd-era Floyd, and of course a bit of Beatles and Zombies, as well. The full album is up top, but be warned, I was not sold by the first two tracks. You might be, but it really took off for me by track three and now I truly love this whole record.
Thanks for your patience.