Mon Jan 17 2022
Simon & Garfunkel
THis LP is interwoven into the tapestry of my sou. It was a hand me down. It was always there. This LP introduced me to o much. I mean 'Fakin It', did that sound collage pre date Strawberry Fields, or the drum solo fade out? An ESSENTIAL LP that should demonstrate quality n songwriting, production, modrnism and protest. A artefact of 1966 but one that resonantes, classically.
Wed Feb 09 2022
The Rolling Stones
The Stepping Stones album. Figuring out what they are good at and to concentrate on that. The album where Brian Jones fries.
There are some deep cuts here that only Stones fans will love but really an interesting and patchy LP. I feel like it’s more of a snapshot of the Stones whilst the pull away from psychedelia and into the blues rock majesty of the next 3 LPs they make.
Although not as forgettable as some Stones 80s LPs, probably really for the deep fan and stones collector.