The Record Collection

Mine is a modest collection. Given the cost of records these days, I’ve moved stuff on that just hasn’t grabbed me or didn’t get the listening time – sold to fund another that was on the list. The collection is mostly albums that have meant a lot to me over the years and, well, some new releases that are gonna become all-time favourites. Where I’ve jotted down some thoughts on a particular album, I’ve linked to the post.

I’ll make my way through them, but if you want to read my thoughts on something in particular, just drop me a line.

AC/DC – Highway To Hell (Atlantic, 1979)

BRYAN ADAMS – Reckless (A&M Records, 1984)

RYAN ADAMS & THE CARDINALS – Cold Roses (Lost Highway, 2005)

THE AFGHAN WHIGS – Do To The Beast (Sub Pop, 2014), Gentlemen (Remastered, Mute, 2014), Black Love (20th Anniversary Edition, Mute, 2016), In Spades (Sub Pop, 2017)

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS – The Allman Brothers Band Live At The Fillmore East (Mercury, 2015)

AMERICAN MUSIC CLUB – United Kingdom (Demon Records, 1989), Mercury (Virgin, 1993)

JEFF ANGELL’S STATICLAND – Jeff Angell’s Staticland (UDR, 2016)

JOSEPH ARTHUR – Our Shadows Will Remain (14th Floor Records, 2005)

ASH – Live On Mars: London Astoria 1997 (Atomic Heart, 2016)

THE BEACH BOYS – Pet Sounds (Simply Vinyl / Capitol Records, 1999)

BECK – Odelay (DGC, 2016)

BEE GEES – The Bee Gees’ 1st (RSO, 1983)

THE BESNARD LAKES – The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse (Jagjaguwar, 2007)

THE BLACK HEART PROCESSION – Amore Del Tropico (Touch & Go, 2002)

BLACKFOOT – Marauder (ATCO, 1981)

BLIND MELON – Tones of Home (Capitol Records, 1993), Soup (Analog Spark / Universal, 2017)

JACKSON BROWNE – For Everyman (Asylum Records, 1975), Late For The Sky (Asylum Records, 1976), Running On Empty (Asylum Records, 1978)

BRAD – Shame (Razor & Tie, 2013)

RICHARD BUCKNER – Surrounded (Merge Records, 2013)

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB – Buena Vista Social Club (World Circuit, 2015)

BURNING TREE – Burning Tree (Epic, 1990), FLY ON (Epic, 1990)

R.L. BURNSIDE – A Ass Pocket Of Whiskey (Fat Possum Records, [?])

CALEXICO – Feast Of Wire (City Slang, 2013)

RANDY CALIFORNIA – Restless (Vertigo, 1985)

GLEN CAMPBELL – Glen Campbell’s Greatest Hits (Capitol Records, 1971)

THE CARS – The Cars (Elektra, 1978), Shake It Up (Elektra, 1981), Heartbeat City (Elektra, 1984)

NEKO CASE – Fox Confessor Brings The Flood (Anti-, 2015), The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You (Anti-, 2013)

JOHNNY CASH – The Fabulous Johnny Cash (CBS, 1961), Bitter Tears: Ballads Of The American Indian (CBS, 1964), Orange Blossom Special (CBS, 1965), At Folsom Prison (CBS, 1968), Johnny Cash At San Quentin (CBS, 1969), Hello, I’m Johnny Cash (CBS, 1970), Ragged Old Flag (CBS, 1974), American Recordings (American Recordings, 2014),

CAUSA SUI – Return To Sky (El Paraiso Records, 2016), Vibraciones Doradas (El Paraiso Records, 2017), Live In Copenhagen (El Paraiso Records, 2017)

CEE-LO – Cee-Lo Green And His Perfect Imperfections (Arista, 2002), Cee-Lo Green… Is The Soul Machine (Arista, 2004)

CELL – Slo-Blo (City Slang, 1992)

CHAKA KHAN – Chaka (Warner Bros. Records, 1978)

CHEAP TRICK – Dream Police (Epic, 1979)

THE CHERRY BOMBZ – Hot Girls In Love (Lick Records, 1986)

ERIC CLAPTON – 461 Ocean Boulevard (RSO, 1974)

GUY CLARK – Old No. 1 (Edsel Records, 1988)

THE CLAYPOOL LENNON DELIRIUM – Monolith Of Phobos (ATO Records, 2016)

LLOYD COLE & THE COMMOTIONS – Easy Pieces (Polydor, 1985)

NAT KING COLE – Thank You, Pretty Baby (Capitol Records, 1967)

JOHN COLTRANE – A Love Supreme (MCA Records / Impulse!, 1991)

RY COODER – Ry Cooder (Reprise Records, [?]), Boomer’s Story (Reprise Records, 1972), Paradise And Lunch (Reprise Records, 1974), Chicken Skin Music (Reprise Records, [?]), Paris, Texas (Warner Bros. Records, 1985),

ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE ATTRACTIONS – Armed Forces (Radar Records, 1979)

COWBOY JUNKIES – The Trinity Session (Cooking Vinyl, 1988)

CRUZADOS – Cruzados (Arista, 1985)

D. CHARLES SPEER & THE HELIX – Leaving The Commonwealth (Thrill Jockey, 2011), Doubled Exposure (Thrill Jockey, 2014)

TERENCE TRENT D’ARBY – Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D’Arby (CBS, 1987)

DANNY & THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD – Hearts & Arrows (Loose, 2011), Stay True (Loose, 2013), What Kind Of Love (Loose, 2015), Brilliant Light (Loose, 2017)

DEREK & THE DOMINOS – Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (RSO, 1980’s reissue?)

DOKKEN – Back For The Attack (Elektra, 1987), Beast From The East (Elektra, 1988)

DOTT – Swoon (Graveface Records, 2013)

DURAN DURAN – Rio (EMI, 1982), Seven And The Ragged Tiger (EMI, 1983),

Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited (Mono, CBS, 1965), Blood On The Tracks (CBS, 1980’s reissue?), Slow Train Coming (CBS, 1979), Infidels (CBS, 1983)

JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE – Harlem River Blues (Bloodshot Records, 2010)

STEVE EARLE – Guitar Town (MCA Records, 1986)

EARTH – The Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull (Southern Lord, 2018), Primitive And Deadly (Southern Lord, 2014)

EARTHLESS – Rhythms From A Cosmic Sky (Tee Pee Records, 2007), From The Ages (Tee Pee Records, 2013), Black Heaven (Nuclear Blast, 2018)

DUKE ELLINGTON – The Popular Duke Ellington (RCA Victor, 1967)

EMANATIVE – Earth (Jazzman, 2018)

THE EVERLY BROTHERS – The Very Best Of The Everly Brothers (Warner Bros. Records, [1970’s reissue?]), The Every Brothers’ Original Greatest Hits (CBS, 1970)

FAITH NO MORE – Sol Invictus (Reclamation! Recordings/ Ipecac Recordings, 2015)

“FATS” WALLER AND HIS RHYTHM – Ain’t Misbehavin’ (RCA / Camden, 1970)

THE FLAMING LIPS – In A Priest Driven Ambulance (Plain Recordings, 2005), Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (Warner Bros., 2002), [IMAGENE PEISE] Atlas Eets Christmas (Warner Bros. Records, 2014) With A Little Help From My Fwends (Bella Union, 2014), Oczy Mlody (Bella Union, 2017)

GALLON DRUNK – The Road Gets Darker From Here (Clouds Hill Ltd, 2012)

JUDY GARLAND – The Wit & Wonder Of Judy Garland (DRG Records, 1977)

DUKE GARWOOD – The Sand That Falls (Fire Records, 2009), Heavy Love (Heavenly, 2015), Garden Of Ashes (2017)

GEORGIA’S HORSE – Weather Codes (Fire Records, 2013)

GHOSTFACE KILLAH – Fishscale (Def Jam Recordings, 2006)

GIANT GIANT SAND – Tucson (Fire Records, 2012)

GOON MOON – Licker’s Last Leg (Black Diamond, 2007)

GREEN ON RED – Here Come The Snakes (China Records, 1989)

GRINDERMAN – Grinderman 2 (Mute, 2010)

GUNS N’ ROSES – Appetite For Destruction (Geffen Records, 1987)

THE GUTTER TWINS – Saturnalia (Sub Pop, 2008)

MERLE HAGGARD – The Best Of Merle Haggard (Capitol Records, 1979)

HANOI ROCKS – Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes, Hanoi Rocks (Lick Records, 1983), Oriental Beat (Lick Records, 1983), Self Destruction Blues (Lick Records, 1984), Two Steps From The Move (CBS, 1984)

EMMYLOU HARRIS – Pieces Of The Sky (Reprise Records, 1975), Elite Hotel (Reprise Records, 1976), Luxury Liner (Warner Bros. Records, 1977), Quarter Moon In A Ten Cent Town (Warner Bros. Records, 1978), Profile (Warner Bros. Records, 1978)

JP HARRIS – Sometimes Dogs Bark At Nothing (Free Dirt Records, 2018)

HEADLESS KROSS – Volumes (Black Bow Records, 2015)

JOHN HIATT – Bring The Family (Demon Records, 1987)

PATTERSON HOOD – Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance (ATO Records, 2012)

JANIS IAN – Between The Lines (CBS, 1975)

THE INK SPOTS – The Original Inkspots Sing And Play (Presto, [?])

INXS – Listen Like Thieves (Mercury, 1985), Kick (Mercury, 1987)

IRON MAIDEN – Piece Of Mind (EMI, 1983), Live After Death (EMI, 1985)

JANE’S ADDICTION – Nothing’s Shocking (Warner Bros. Records, 1988), Ritual De Lo Habitual (Warner Bros. Records, 1990)

WAYLON JENNINGS – Most Wanted Nashville Rebel (RCA International, 1980)

BILLY JOEL – An Innocent Man (CBS, 1983)

ELTON JOHN – Elton John (DJM Records, 1970)

THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION – Plastic Fang (Mute, 2002)

RICKIE LEE JONES – Rickie Lee Jones (Warner Bros. Records, 1979)

JOSEFUS – Dead Man (Numero Group, 2014)

DAMIEN JURADO – Where Shall You Take Me? (Secretly Canadian, 2013)

JOHNNY KIDD AND THE PIRATES – The Best Of Johnny Kidd And The Pirates (EMI, 1986)

KILL FOR THRILLS – Commercial Suicide (World Of Hurt Records, 1989), Dynamite From Nightmareland (MCA, 1990)

JUNIOR KIMBROUGH & THE SOUL BLUES BOYS – All Night Long (Fat Possum Records, [?])

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON – Me And Bobby McGee (Monument, 1976), The Silver Tongued Devil And I (Monument, 1971) Jesus Was A Capricorn (Monument, 1972)

MARK LANEGAN – Imitations (Heavenly, 2013), Bubblegum (Beggars Banquet, 2012), Blues Funeral (2012), No Bells On Sunday (Heavenly, 2014), Phantom Radio (Heavenly, 2014), Houston: Publishing Demos 2002 (Ipecac Recordings, 2015), One Way Street: The Sub Pop Albums (Sub Pop, 2015), Gargoyle (Heavenly, 2017)

MARK LANEGAN & DUKE GARWOOD – Black Pudding (Heavenly, 2013)

LAUREL & HARDY – Another Fine Mess (United Artists Records, 1976)

LITTLE FEAT – Sailin’ Shoes (Warner Bros. Records, 1972)

LED ZEPPELIN – IV (Atlantic, [?])

LIFT TO EXPERIENCE – The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads (Mute, 2017)

LNZNDRF – LNZNDRF (4AD, 2016)

LONE JUSTICE – Lone Justice (Geffen Records, 1985), Shelter (Geffen Records, 1986)

LOS LOBOS – How Will The Wolf Survive? (Slash / London Records, 1984)

LORETTA LYNN – Van Lear Rose (Third Man Records, 2011)

THE MAMAS & THE PAPAS – Best Of The Mamas & The Papas: California Dreamin’ (Sounds Superb, 1977)

BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS – Legend (Island Records, 1984)

MASTERS OF REALITY – Blue Garden (Def American Recordings, 1988)

DON McLEAN – American Pie (United Artists Records, 1971)

ENNIO MORRICONE – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (United Artists Records, 1968)

MY JERUSALEM – Preachers (The End Records, 2012), A Little Death (Washington Square, 2016)

MY MORNING JACKET – Z (ATO Records, 2008), The Waterfall (ATO Records, 2015)

MYTHIC SUNSHIP – Upheaval (El Paraiso Records, 2018), Another Shape Of Psychedelic Music (El Paraiso Records, 2018)

NANCY SINATRA & LEE HAZELWOOD – Nancy & Lee (Reprise Records, 1971)

ISRAEL NASH – Israel Nash’s Rain Plans (Loose, 2014)

MICHAEL NESMITH – Pretty Much Your Ranch Stash (Pacific Arts, 1977) & THE FIRST NATIONAL BAND – Magnetic South (RCA Victor, 1970), Loose Salute (RCA Victor, 1970), Nevada Fighter (RCA Victor, 1971)

HARRY NILSSON – Nilsson Schmilsson (RCA Victor, 1971), Pussy Cats (RCA Victor, 1974), Duit On Mon Dei (RCA Victor, 1975), Knnillssonn (RCA Victor, 1977)

NIRVANA – In Utero (Geffen Records / Universal Music Group International, 2015)

DOLLY PARTON – Jolene (RCA Victor, 1974)

PEARL JAM – Vs (Epic, 1993), No Code (Legacy / Epic / Sony Music, 2016)

JOSH T. PEARSON – Last Of The Country Gentlemen (Mute, 2011)

PHOSPHORESCENT – Muchacho (Dead Oceans, 2013)

POCO – Head Over Heels (ABC Records, 1975)

THE POLICE – Ghost In The Machine (A&M Records, 1981)

IGGY POP – Post Pop Depression (Caroline Records, 2016)

HUGH E. PORTER & HIS GOSPEL SINGERS – Spirituals (Boulevard, 1971)

THE POWER STATION – The Power Station 33⅓ (Capitol Records, 1985)

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – …Like Clockwork (Matador, 2013), Villains (Matador, 2017)

R.E.M. – Green (Warner Bros. Records, 1988)

RADIOHEAD – A Moon Shaped Pool (XL Recordings, 2016)

RAINER – Worried Spirits (Fire Records, 2017), AND DAS COMBO – Barefoot Rock With Rainer And Das Combo (Fire Records, 2013)

JERRY REED – Ko-Ko Joe (RCA Victor, 1971), Mind Your Love (RCA Victor, 1975)

DJANGO REINHARDT – Gypsy Of Jazz (Ember Records, 1971)

KEITH RICHARDS – Talk Is Cheap (Virgin, 1988)

THE ROLLING STONES – Tattoo You (Rolling Stones Records, 1981)

DAVID LEE ROTH – Crazy From The Heat (Warner Bros., 1985), Eat ‘Em And Smile (Warner Bros., 1986)

RUSSIAN CIRCLES – Station (Sargent House / Suicide Squeeze, 2016)

SACRI CUORI – Douglas & Dawn (Interbang Records, 2012), Rosario (Interbang Records, 2012), Delone (Glitterbeat, 2015)

DOUG SAHM – Groover’s Paradise (Warner Bros., 1974)

SANTANA – Zebop! (CBS, 1981)

SCORPIONS – Tokyo Tapes (RCA, 1978)

SCREAMING TREES – Dust (Music On Vinyl, 2011), Last Words: The Final Recordings (Sunyata Records, 2014)

THE SECRET SISTERS – The Secret Sisters (Universal Republic Records, 2010)

SIMON AND GARFUNKEL – Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme (CBS, 1966), Bridge Over Troubled Water (CBS, 1970)

STURGILL SIMPSON – Metamodern Sounds In Country Music (Loose, 2014), A Sailor’s Guide To Earth (Atlantic, 2016)

FRANK SINATRA – Swing Easy! And Songs For Young Lovers (Capitol Records, 1960), In The Wee Small Hours (Capitol Records, 1984), Songs For Swingin’ Lovers! (Capitol Records, 1969), Sinatra At The Sands (Reprise Records, 1966), Watertown (Reprise Records, 1970), Frank Sinatra’s Greatest Hits! (Reprise Records, 1968)

SLEEP – The Sciences (Third Man Records, 2018)

SONS OF THE PIONEERS – Sons Of The Pioneers (CBS, 1982)

NICKLAS SORENSEN – Solo (El Paraiso Records, 2016)

SPIRIT – The Family That Plays Together (Epic, 1972), The Family That Plays Together (Edsel Records, 1986), Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus (Epic, [?]), The Thirteenth Dream (Mercury, 1984)

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – Born To Run (CBS, 1975), Darkness On The Edge Of Town (CBS, 1978), Nebraska (CBS, 1982)

ROD STEWART – An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down (Vertigo, 1973), Smiler (Mercury, 1974), Atlantic Crossing (Warner Bros. Records, 1975)

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS – Purple (Music On Vinyl, 2013), Tiny Music… Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop (Music On Vinyl, 2013), No.4 (Music On Vinyl / Atlantic, 2015)

THE STRANGLERS – La Foile (Fame / EMI, 1984)

SUGAR – Beaster (Creation Records, 1993)

SUPERTRAMP – Breakfast In America (A&M Records, 1979)

JESSE SYKES & THE SWEET HEREAFTER – Like, Love, Lust & The Open Halls Of The Soul (Southern Lord, 2008)

T-MODEL FORD & GRAVELROAD – Taledragger (Alive Records, 2011)

ANDY TAYLOR – Thunder (MCA, 1987)

JAMES TAYLOR – Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon (Warner Bros. Records, 1971)

TITO & TARANTULA – Tarantism (It.sounds, 2015), Lost Tarantism (It.sounds, 2015)

THE TORERO BAND – Lennon & McCartney Tijuana Style (Music For Pleasure, 1969)

TUBEWAY ARMY – Replicas (Beggars Banquet, 1979)

IKE & TINA – ‘Nuff Said (United Artists Records, 1971)

JEFF TWEEDY – Together At Last (dBpm Records, 2017)

VAN HALEN – Van Halen (Warner Bros. Records, [?]), Fair Warning (Warner Bros. Records, 1981)

STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN – Texas Flood (Epic, 1983)

SUZANNE VEGA – Solitude Standing (A& M Records, 1987)

THE VERY BEST – Makes A King (Moshi Moshi Records, 2015)

VETIVER – To Find Me Gone (FatCat Records, 2006)

TOM WAITS – Mule Variations (Anti-, 2010), Bad As Me (Anti-, 2011)

WALKING PAPERS – WALKING PAPERS (Loud & Proud Records, 2013), WP2 (Loud & Proud Records, 2018)

JOE WALSH – “But Seriously, Folks…” (Asylum Records, 1978)

SCOTT WEILAND AND THE WILDABOUTS – Blaster (Softdrive Records, 2015)

HANK WILLIAMS – Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (MGM Records, 1973)

STEVE WINWOOD – Arc Of A Diver (Island Records, 1980)

YES – The Yes Album (Atlantic, 1972)

NEIL YOUNG – Harvest (Reprise Records, 1972), American Stars ‘N Bars (Reprise Records, 1977) WITH CRAZY HORSE – Zuma (Reprise Records, 2002)

ZZ TOP – Fandango! (London Records, 1975), Deguello (Warner Bros. Records, 1979), Tejas (Warner Bros. Records, 1981), Eliminator (Warner Bros. Records, 1983), La Futura (American Recordings, 2012), Tres Hombres (Warner Bros. Records, 2014)

COMPILATIONS / SOUNTRACKS, ETC.

I Am What I Am (Yep Roc Records, 2012)

Oliver! Original Soundtrack Recording (RCA Victor, 1969)

 

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