They are all mystified by it, but I am allowed to be at home, where I am taking a dozen scary Hantavirus type pills a day that are all to supposedly help - but they make me feel like shit. It is entirely plausible there was no spider and that whatever was keeping him indoors during this time was entirely self-induced. While at home, he of course wrote songs. Molina also claimed that during this time, he fed several bright green parrots that would gather in his yard.
While often associated with a greyscale sensibility, Molina was oft-clad in a Hawaiian shirt and had, at least in part, selected the name Songs: Ohia for his first project as a nod to Hawaii's 'Ohi'a lehua flower.
Which is all to say, the tropical element the parakeets brought to those sick days delighted Molina. He made short, crude field recordings of them with his trusty four-track. Only once Molina was officially on the mend and re-exploring the streets of London would he learn that those parrots had their own fabled tale.
Back in the 60s, Jimi Hendrix - in a moment of psychedelic clarity - released his pair of lime green ring-necked parakeets from their cage, setting them free into the London sky.
Now, their decendents are spotted regularly around certain parts of the city. Or so we're told. Eight Gates is the last collection of solo studio recordings Molina made before he passed from complications related to alcoholism in Recorded in London around the time of the supposed spider bite and Jimi's supposed parakeets, some of the songs "Whispered Away," "Thistle Blue" are fully-realized - dark, moody textures that call to mind his earlier work on The Lioness.
Knowing what we know about those parakeets and their peppered presence on the recordings, one can't help but think of that colorful tree of birds on Talk Talk's classic Laughing Stock, certainly a spiritual guide for much of the set. You remember how young Molina was, and how weighty this art was for such a young man.
On the closer, "The Crossroads and The Emptiness," Molina snaps at the engineer before tearing into a song in which he sings of his birthday December 30 , a palm reading and the great emptiness with which he always wrestled. It is a perfect closer and, in many ways, the eighth gate incarnate: mythical, passable only in the mind, built for himself and partway imaginary but shared, thankfully, with us. Jenny O. It is also a new imminent style or manner of being, ideally improved and joyful. Stepping into the spotlight with their performance on Later Frontwoman Catrin wryly credits some of the early success to the fact her distinctive, haunting vocals are frequently mistaken for those of a male singer.
The LP features heavyweight collaborations from lau. Moreover, the trio recognized that their own battles were merely microcosms of the surrounding world. The hope was to craft a body of work that was reflective of that duality of lightness and darkness inherent to the human condition.
Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack have been making music together as Wye Oak for over a decade, yielding five critically acclaimed LPs in the process. The Baltimore-born, Durham-based pair spent writing music while living in different parts of the country, but the five songs that make up No Horizon mark the first that Stack and Wasner composed while both lived in Durham. The EP was originally composed in a tight, concentrated timeframe at the end of and early , and then performed at New York's Merkin Hall as part of Ecstatic Music Festival in collaboration with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
Many post UK records are handwritten, eg Pye changed from machine etched to handwritten in the early s. Only by seeing original vinyl of 'worthless' artists on a similar era label will you be able to tell all the signs an item is real or not.
Original Pressings Info. All contents of this Website are Copyright. This is all published freely on the internet by us to further the scene, not to give any seller undeserved credibility. We collected USA vinyl in several genres at one time so are aware of those that got reissued or bootlegged.
You can be sure we can tell it's an Original Some records issued in the ss were still on catalog until the early s. These records were repressed with the style of label etc that was the standard at the time of repress. Also, any seller raving about "First Pressing" of a record that had no other different pressing or even says "Rare Deleted" is playing the ebay BS game.
Not even the Beatles singles can be bought on 7" vinyl today from a record shop, they were last issued in the early 90s. Therefore any record is Deleted as you cannot find it in it's original format with the same catalog number. You may find a CD or MP3 download of it. Only you can decide what a non genuine item is worth. The biggest problem with this is the fact "1st pressing" is used at random to describe any record some amateur has: eg London Slim Whitman on round centre with a silver top could be a 6th pressing, yet it'll still be called a "rare 1st pressing".
Prince Buster 'Al Capone' on the beige label is a press, not the "Original" often touted. Most issues are on dark blue, but with it being a record belatedly becoming a chart hit in , only an expert can pick out the 1st press from the one! To see what should be the first press is easy with 45s as the label can easily be seen, but with LPs, you maybe only see the cover, glared out with a bad flash photo. They got original common vinyl by big Names, ie Beatles, Stones, Billy Fury etc and scanned up real demo labels from other less valuable records.
The B sides were left blank making creating a fake one easy. From the photo, it's glued on for sure, so no chance in a million it's real, though the vinyl is going to be. Until other fakes turn up or they show it to someone who knows the deal. The fact the label is Typewriiten or Handwritten is no clue at all to tell if a Test Press or Acetate is genuine. Faked Demo labels we've seen with Typewritten labels, but think how easy it is to buy a Typewriter, there are tons of them around.
The reggae label 'Fab' in about is found with similar type labels stuck over the dark blue labels. The real ones even look very dodgy, but again experience will pick the real from the fake. Fakes are only on Money items though, remember that rule. UK vinyl to us is easy to spot a fake, USA vinyl for the huge variations in even the 5 Elvis 'Sun' 45s is a lot harder. As of , sadly these obvious Fake Demos are easily found, with many big name artists getting these done, but at least the typeface is wrong.
Buyer Beware. Barcodes were never used before on records. Modern ss Jamaican pressings of classic Studio One tracks look aged as they are poorly pressed on old equipment. The 'noise' on these repressings is actually from using the corroded copper plates raw, rather than preparing them first.
The vinyl itself is not the noisy part, the noise is gaps in the record surface the verdigris green copper rust that the humidity creates on the copper. The amount of later Reggae Jamaican pressings being stated to be original is alarming!
Nearly any pre record with 'Version' or 'Dub' on the B side will not be a s original, these started in with Studio One. Early 'Versions' as found on UK issues are usually titled longer names to hide their 'Version' status, or instrumental mix as they are to non-reggaeites. For example, the Billy Fury 10" LP was originally a LP, a thick slab of vinyl, but it was reissued in on a thinner pressing but official product so quality is good.
Many will think their 31 years old one if not so new looking is real. But the has 'LFT' as the catalog number and handwritten matrix numbers. The original has 'LF' and is machine stamped. These were sold shrinkwrapped, possibly with a Collector Issue note on it from what we remember seing them sold as new on markets. Again, only Money items are faked. Buying on ebay is not safe for the Artifact Buyer who doesn't know enough about Vinyl.
There are Fakes in any area of Collecting where Money Items are involved. Learn your Subject. Early 50s RCA promos had handwritten matrixes whist the issues had stamped ones. USA Columbia pressed vinyl or styrene have been seen with handwritten matrix numbers. Er, what is a Matrix Number? All well us saying these things, but what is a Matrix Number? The term used for this space that has a spiral groove to activate an autochanger is 'Dead Wax' from the days of early 78s, or 'Run Out Area' for other folks.
The number stamped in the vinyl is "7XCE N". Year: Designer: Paul Jansen. Photographer: not applicable. It's certainly not the most clever, or innovative concept I've ever seen - jjust a close up drawing of Jimi Hendrix's face. I never met Hendrix and I'm not even a giant fan, but the close-up just seems to nail the essence of the man. Plus I think I could grow a moustach that's at least as good as what Hendrix was sporting. A rtist: Scaffold Album: Fresh Liver. Label: Island.
Catalog : ILPS Designer: Tetsunari Yoshimura. Photographer: Fin Costello. Wow, not a lot to say here, other than Scaffold managed to come up with one of the ugliest cover concepts imaginable. A rtist: Bloodrock. Album: U. Label: Capitol. Catalog : SMAS Year: Genre: rock. I wish him safe travels. They were his band. We were his side men. Still in shock.. There are a lot of people who are grieving pretty hard. The Monkees obviously had a following, and so did Jones on his own.
So I'm not surprised, but I was flattered and honored to be considered one of his friends and a cohort in Monkee business. The Monkees co-creator Bob Rafelson commented that Jones "deserves a lot of credit, let me tell you. He may not have lived as long as we wanted him to, but he survived about seven lifetimes, including being perhaps the biggest rock star of his time.
Brady Bunch co-star Maureen McCormick commented that "Davy was a beautiful soul," and that he "spread love and goodness around the world. He filled our lives with happiness, music, and joy. He will live on in our hearts forever.
May he rest in peace. Music commented that Jones's death "hit so many people so hard" because "Monkees nostalgia cuts across generations: from the people who discovered the band during their original s run; to the kids who came of age watching s reruns; to the and somethings who discovered the Monkees when MTV a network that owes much to the Monkees' influence began airing old episodes in It was far better television than it had to be; during an era of formulaic domestic sitcoms and wacky comedies, it was a stylistically ambitious show, with a distinctive visual style, absurdist sense of humor and unusual story structure.
Whatever Jones and the Monkees were meant to be, they became creative artists in their own right, and Jones's chipper Brit-pop presence was a big reason they were able to produce work that was commercial, wholesome, and yet impressively weird. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
English singer-songwriter and actor. For the jazz musician, see David Jones jazz musician. Pop rock pop rock sunshine pop psychedelic rock music hall. Musician singer actor businessman. Colpix Bell 7A Records. Main article: The Monkees. We were just his side men. Main article: Davy Jones discography. See also: The Monkees discography. Archived from the original on 3 October Retrieved 2 March Archived from the original on 11 April Retrieved 16 February Archived from the original on 9 December Retrieved 31 December People : 68—72, Retrieved 4 March Archived from the original on 11 March New York Times.
The results weren't bad; especially when you consider these guys had to be really young when the recorded the set; most of the tune were probably recorded in one, or possibly two takes, and the album was almost certainly recorded in a hurry, amidst primitive conditions.
Still, unless you were a major surf rock fan, this probably wasn't going to strike a chord with you.mono LP records 10 inch records 45 records 78 records Genre. blues classical country Christmas albums Japanese issues private and promo records sealed records signed records From the pantheon of s jazz to the Psych records of the s, vintage vinyl records in their original jackets deliver sound as well as sensibility.