Filed under: Bedhead
The complete works of Bedhead seem to be triggering nostalgia avalanches in the far-flung hearts to the Dallas group’s faithful fans. Two particularly touching articles find the respective authors riffing on Bedhead, tailspinning into a sentimental op-ed about what its like to love a band, and emerging on the other side of our critically acclaimed box set. If you are an afflicted Bedhead fan in search of a support group, look no further than the A/V Club and the Dallas Observer, who declared Bedhead 1992-1998 “the most essential Dallas reissue of 2014.”
Filed under: Way Out
The enduring story of Way Out Records hit Cuyahoga County newsstands this month, thanks to Nikki Delamotte of Cleveland Magazine. Buy your copy now to find out where these noodles came from! As a DJ with the Secret Soul Club (November 28th at the Five O’Clock Lounge), Tom Dechristofaro was asked to riff on Way Out: “They have a sound that’s completely raw. So when we started playing Way Out, a bunch of really young people just went crazy to a record that was made down the street from the bar 40 years ago. We love to see kids react that way today to songs that are so strange and unique.”
Filed under: Jordan De La Sierra
What can be said about Jordan De La Sierra that can’t be best said by Jordan De La Sierra? During an interview from 1971, Terry Riley and De La Sierra (then DBA Jordan Stenberg) get pretty trippy on the topics of Indian vocal music, spirituality, the notes found between the notes—in essence a pretty ordinary conversation in Berkeley, California in 1971.
Jordan De La Sierra’s Gymnosphere: Song Of The Rose will be in stores December 2nd. Copies are shipping now from our webstore. Should you wish to hear the Riley/De La Sierra interview in its entirety, you can follow this link to KPFA’s online archives.
Filed under: Nikki Sudden
On Friday, November 28th (Black Friday) you will have the option of clawing your way through your local shopping district to purchase the complete works of Nikki Sudden from your favorite brick-and-mortar record retailer. This career-spanning 7LP collection compiles Sudden’s landmark solo LPs Waiting On Egypt and The Bible Belt, the Dave Kusworth-era LPs Jacobites and Robespierre’s Velvet Basement, Sudden’s Rowland S. Howard collaboration Kiss You Kidnapped Charabanc, and his Creation-issued masterpieces Texas and Dead Men Tell No Tales. Limited to just 500 copies, this set also includes Sudden’s debut solo single “Back to The Start” b/w “Ringing On My Train.”
Folks who have already purchased any of the individual Nikki Sudden LPs may purchase the Slipcase + 7″ from our website.
Filed under: Scharpling & Wurster
Another morning, another oddity pops up on Adult Swim. First the unsettling sensation Too Many Cooks, and now this: an infomercial for the fictional town of New Bridge, New Jersey, known to many as the Muffler Capital of the World, the birthplace of the pebbled garbage can, and the point of origin for countless Best Show callers. Confused? It’s only going to get worse.
Filed under: Bedhead
Despite accounting for a hefty portion of our post office’s annual revenue, days like this have to irk even the most patient of couriers. This was the first of two mail vans packed to capacity with Bedhead 1992-1998. Everyone is lifting from the legs, and everyone’s biceps are looking great. Thanks to all the folks who have ordered this monster. Rest assured that neither snow nor rain will keep this avalanche of sound from reaching your home.
Filed under: Numerophon
The blood is dry on Numerophon’s contract with folk-jive songwriter Rob Galbraith, allowing a ten-song set of 1970s demos to meet daylight this summer. Can’t wait to learn more about Galbraith? You have three options.
Choice #1: Text Kenny Rogers, Ronnie Milsap, Patti LaBelle, and the Bacon Brothers (He’s produced them all).
Choice #2: Listen to this clip from Galbraith’s 1970 debut, Nashville Dirt, on Columbia Records.
Choice #3: Galbraith is playing a rare Nashville gig this Friday, November 14th at Douglas Corner (2106 8th Ave S), a venue whose house speakers were once the property of Galbraith’s ’70s supergroup, Jubal (Elektra Records). His drummer for this gig is Chester Thompson from Frank Zappa, Weather Report, and Genesis, so expect the country-funk to be the talk of the town at The Nashville Biscuit House the next morning.