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Tom Zé ‎– Estudando O Samba (1976)2019 VMP rei…

Tom Zé ‎– Estudando O Samba (1976)
2019 VMP reissue (Ltd. 500), Mr. Bongo Records

This is unlike any samba record you’ll ever hear.  If John Cage and Captain Beefheart took a stab at completely deconstructing and rebuilding traditional Brasilian musical idioms, they wouldn’t sound nearly as good as “Estudando O Samba” 

David Byrne (Talking Heads) found this album during a trip to Brasil in ‘86.  The rather unique cover art is what drew him in. The liner notes describe it as “what looks like a coiled electric cable meandering its way around barbed wire” Byrne’s curiousity about this record led him to dig deeper, leading to a

Tom Zé compilation which introduced his music to a much wider audience.

Tom Zé was working at a relative’s auto garage before he was plucked from obscurity.  

Music. Is. AWESOME.

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Coffee, Smoke, Petty

Coffee, Smoke, Petty

All 4+ hours, over 12 sides.  Need help getting over the hump.  Music is always there.
Happy Humpday, Vinyl Junkies.  Play your records, it’s time well spent.

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Morbid Angel – Domination (1995)

Morbid Angel – Domination (1995)

Starting the week off hard. I’ve yet to replace most of my death metal cd collection, it’ll take awhile. The 2016 Rocktober reissue of this Florida Death Metal classic brings me one closer.  If you guys wanna suggest more bands or albums from the Florida DM scene, past or present, I’m all ears.  It’s gotta be on wax, vinyl matters.

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Rifflord –  7 Cremation Ground / Meditation (…

Rifflord – 

7 Cremation Ground / Meditation (2018)

Propulsive space metal, with left turns at doom and blues and prog metal.  The Sabbath “Easter eggs” can be heard throughout both sides.  Amazing for some, derivative and unessecary for others. This is a most enjoyable spin, the groove is evident, mushrooms would pair nicely as a side dish. I have a feeling Rifflord’s best work is still ahead of them, preferably without Easter eggs.

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Sepultura – Roots (1996)Coffee, Smoke, Brasili…

Sepultura – Roots (1996)

Coffee, Smoke, Brasilia pesado.
Spun my Tim Maia lp a few more times to wake up funky, decided I wasn’t done with Brasil yet.  I bought Sepultura’s  “Roots” on cd back in ‘96 and was immediately floored. While every metal band was looking towards rap and electronics to move forward, Sepultura were changing the game by going backwards to Brasil’s earliest indigenous sounds.  Turns out traditional percussion instruments and tribal chanting were the magic ingredient which helped give Sepultura a sound no other metal band could duplicate. I’m not one for “best of” lists but I know what I like and to my ears, “’Roots” still stands in a class of its own. It took Sepultura from the general thrash/speed metal heap and rightfully made them a national treasure.    

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Tool – 10,000 Days (2006)

Tool – 10,000 Days (2006)

Yes, it’s a bootleg, purchased before I realized. To my knowledge, this album has yet to receive an official vinyl release.  Tool announced some dates for a U.S. tour earlier today and confirmed that their latest album is currently being mastered.
It still doesn’t mean it’ll come out any time soon.  I’ve stopped putting any credence behind any news involving Tool; at this point  it just feels like they’re fucking with us.

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Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Trout…

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Trout Mask Replica (1969)

I can’t believe I got Anthrax to stick around long enough for me to frame a shot.  Trout Masks and kitty cats go well together. This Beefheart lp is a straight masterpiece of music art.  Seeing that Third Man Records is releasing it for Record Store Day 2019, I’m thinking of doing a 2 Minute Vinyl Review on it.  I don’t know what I’m gonna say, but it’s virtually impossible to be boring.

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The kid never wants to take a pic, she’s a uni…

The kid never wants to take a pic, she’s a unicorn that way.  Today was an awesome unicorn sighting. 12 year old high school junior with a newfound appreciation for hip hop, because potty mouth.
Does a blind needledrop on this T.I. album make me a bad parent? I don’t think so.  Besides, 12 year old me loved metal for a lot of the same reasons. If hip hop is what brings me closer to my daughter, I’m thinking I might need to see about that Cardi B everyone goes on about. Potty mouth and a phat ass won’t corrupt her, I like em too.

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Coffee, Smoke, SergeDecided to double up on my…

Coffee, Smoke, Serge
Decided to double up on my Gainsbourg spins today, my 2 favorites from his catalog.  The Jane Birkin lp contains perhaps the sexiest song I’ve ever heard.  “’Je T’Aime….Moi Non Plus” is basically 4 minutes of audio sex, moans and all. Both artists were clearly very into it when this was being recorded, so much so that it’s still debated as to whether they were actually getting it on while singing.
Melody Nelson is a masterpiece of french pop art, a complete album that belongs in every record collection.  You know those books and never ending “500 albums you need in you life” type things?
Melody Nelson belongs on my fictional list.  

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(Je T’Aime, Moi Non Plus)
Histoire De Melody Nelson

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells Play The Blues (1…

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells Play The Blues (1972)

Coffee, Smoke, Vinyl
I’ve had this album stuck in my head for about a week now, decades-long earworms are buried deep within the grooves. Finally busting my lp out for a few Sunday spins. Plural, it always goes that way. It’s an unlikely choice but I probably play “Buddy Guy & Junior Wells Play The Blues” more often than any other blues record in the archive. I first bought the cd in the 90′s, during my full-on dig into all things 70s funk related.  Even with a tinier cd jacket, you can’t miss those collars.  This record needs a reissue, I wish more of you had it so we could talk about just how awesome it is.  FUNKY!

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