Tuesday, June 12, 2007


I don’t quite have the time or the patience to painstakingly write record/CD reviews the way I once did. That said, some of you out there have sent me 45s to listen to and/or review, and I’m going to do just that, in one fell swoop, in the next few days. There’s still an incredible amount of fantastic music being made or compiled, however. Here’s what’s been floating the proverbial boat this past month – all highly recommended:

TYVEK – “Fast Metabolism” download CD
CHEATER SLICKS – “Walk Into The Sea” LP
“REPORT FROM THE COUNTRY” 60s/70s country music comps from Derek Bostrom
THE BAD TRIPS – “The Bad Trips” LP
OPAL – “Early Recordings Volume 2” fake CD
THOMAS FUNCTION – “The Insignificants” EP


Anonymous said...

Wow. Thanks for the heads up on Derrick Bostrom's website I'm enjoying the hell out of it. The country collections are terrific.

Anonymous said...

I stumbled across the xhol desert blog about a week ago and was blown away by the stuff there. In addition to the early Opal recordings he also has Rainy Day which I didn't even know about. That may be too much Kendra Smith and David Roback for me to digest for a while but I'm glad to have it.

KS said...

Yeah for including the Thomas Function!

Their van is a common site around town. My kids call it the whale van due to the painting on the side. They like the music too.

Bryan G said...

Another volume of Opal Early Recordings!?!?!? Is it Xmas!?!? I will download / listen / probably wet myself...

Jeremy Smears said...

Yeah, I didn't know there was a volume two (or a volume one even) of early Opal recordings. I did, however, have a cassette a lot of the stuff on these two editions way back. Its cool to hear it again, thanks! Also, freight train is killing me.

Bryan G said...

I just recently came across a My Space page for Suki Ewers Ex Opal Mazzy Star. Where's the album? Beautiful sounds at

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know where I can purchase a silver disc copy of Opal - Early recordings Volume 2