Van Halen, Moloko, Peter Green and Spooky Stuff!
8th November 2019
Brief commentary of vinyl releases from Music on Vinyl, Modern Harmonic and Rhino
MUSIC ON VINYL
A host of new releases from this audiophile outfit (www.musiconvinyl.com) includes Moloko’s Things to Make and Do (2000). A beat-ridden, splurge of sliding tempos. A solid release full of intriguing textures.
Also look out for Peter Green’s Kolors (1983). Green seems more up for it on this LP than previous releases. Pity the songs are sub par.
Also look out for two soul compilations, Keeping the Faith 1: 28 Stompin’ Northern Soul Classics
Keeping the Faith 2: 21 Modern Soul Classics. Both double albums, both on coloured vinyl, the former offering The Cherry People, The Sapphires and Sylvia while the latter includes The Moments, Benny Troy, Carrie Lucas.
Three compilation LPs from this Sundazed off-shoot (modernharmonic.com), all on coloured vinyl includes Spook Show Spectacular A-Go-Go: Spectral Stompers & Graveyard Grooves that mixes garage, surf and original trailer/radio spot pieces relating to the famed, old Ghost Show road shows that would travel the USA, from the 30s to 70s, scaring the pants off paying customers.
Artists include The Night Beats, Pat and the Wildcats plus The Mysterions.
Also look out for the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Missile To The Moon (1958) – illogical, substandard, filmed in seven days and totally glorious!
Plus She Demons (1958), another Soundtrack combining demons and Nazis. But of course.
A rather nice Van Halen 7” box set from Rhino containing thirteen Japanese singles from the band, spanning 1978-1984. Contained in a flip top box with a nice magnetic snap-shut lid, each dinked disc sits in a paper sleeve with the art printed on a single sheet. The pair are contained in a plastic sleeve. Arrives with a paper insert detailing the tracks.
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