TARANNA: As I mentioned in an earlier post, my Dad and I made were in Taranna recently. I bought musics, and will tell you about all of it. I plan to keep the posts super short, and to try to hone my Briefly Telling You Something Informatively skills.
(ARGUABLY UNNECESSARY) RESCUE MISSIONS: I keep a .txt list of all my music (artists and titles) on my phone. Apparently it needs an overhaul because on this last trip I bought a few items I already own. They were:
Rheostatics – Greatest Hits. I will forever love the Rheos, and not only because they called their first album their Greatest Hits. Turns out I already had this CD. And the LP.
Atoms For Peace – Amok (Deluxe Edition). I already own the CD. And the LP. But this was a shiny lovely deluxe fold-out CD edition for cheap, which I did not have. Unnecessary? Yes but also no.
Rollins Band – Nice (Advance CD). This is just the album (which I already own), with some promotional content added to the CD (which I also already own). This was a rescue mission (and my third copy). Because ROLLINS.
Mounties – Thrash Rock Legacy. I already own this CD, but it’s Hawksley (et al.) and it was in the clearance for $2.99 so I could not leave it to languish. I will find it a good home.
OK. First CD from BMV posts tomorrow.
Another Taranna score…
I sure do love me some Rheostatics, and for some reason I did not own this one already, so buy with confidence, did I!
Not to be confused with their studio album entitled Whale Music, this is their score/soundtrack for the film Whale Music. If you’ve read the book – and I totally recommend you read the book and then see the movie… both are excellent, I just loved the book long before I saw the flick and so I guess I figure everyone should do it the way I did it… of course – you’ll know intuitively that they absolutely nailed this project. The music is perfectly suited to the story, impeccably representing what I heard in my head when Desmond’s music was being described. Right down to adding the scratch of a 45 to Torque Torque. Brilliance.
Hit It Or Quit It? Absolute Hit.
Calexico – A Feast Of Wire
hot clear southern nights
majestic shuffle waltz sound
last call came and went
Blitzen Trapper – Furr
whipsmart folk rock tunes
Beck and The Band all in one
much on offer here
Rheostatics – Double Live
superb live Rheos
so much talent it boggles
I miss this great group
Bob Dylan – Together Through Life
the master is back
ballsy bluesy gritty strong
so sweet and so real
Pearl Jam – Ten Redux
a mind-blowing first record
you have to own this
n.b. I bought the 3-disc deluxe edition of the Ten re-release, not the glorious mega-box that (to this day) I frequently see in my dreams. Still, this set is so yummy it makes me tingly just knowing it’s sitting there, waiting for me to play it again. And again.