Week 4 - Fri 27 Jan
Welcome to the RPM Seven Day Soundtrack, week ending Friday 27th January 2023...and we've thawed out a bit here in the North...in fact today, heard "drumming" and then saw a pair of Greater Spotted Woodpeckers flying away from the oak where the "drumming" had been coming from...so, a sign Spring could be on it's way...after the snow we're being forecasted with, of course!!! In the mean time, what's been assaulting the ears of the RPM community? Look no further; over to...
On Life, the Byrds and David Crosby:
Don't Make Waves by the Byrds (7" single b-side, as above, with co composer listed as Chris Hillman)
Triad by The Byrds (unreleased until 'Never Before' LP)
Bonus Track - "A hopeful bonus (I only found this when seeking the 'official' releases above.... Honest, Tim!!!!). An earlier 'classic' in demo form.."
Everybody's Been Burned by The Byrds -
"Thank goodness we have had two ice free days and it’s been easy to drive about. Enjoy the thaw folks and happy listening. I’ve also had a great time watching the Australia Open Tennis this week – all that sunshine and views of Melbourne (which is one of my favourite cities) and the tennis has been good too. So the theme this week has to be Aussie Bands."
"Somebody left the fridge door open again down here this week so I found lots to do indoors (still sorting singles at the moment) which allowed me to do lots of unbroken listening. Today much milder which I could have done with whilst dog-sitting for a couple of days earlier in the week. Best wishes to all as ever."
Howlin Wolf Boogie by Howlin Wolf - "I saw a copy of this was up for sale on Ebay so I decided to keep an eye on it in case it looked like making bargain money at around £40. It was knocked down for £225 +p&p so the shellac market is still as healthy as the vinyl. I kept an eye on a series of Beatles albums too - all first or early pressings and they all went well above the collectors guide latest mint pricings. The only downside with shellac of course is that if you accidentally knock or drop it and it cracks or breaks, it's much more terminal than a scuff or scratch and becomes worthless. This is the Wolf's second release on Chess in 1952 (b/w The Wolf is At Your Door) sandwiching two other releases on the famous RPM label (geddit?) in between."
Nothing In This World Can Stop Me Wondering About That Girl by The Kinks - "Whilst continuing to sort my vinyl I played amongst other things, CD's comprising "The Kinks 50th Anthology 1964 - 1971 and really enjoyed this track which was issued on the album "Kinda Kinks". The 5 CD's include all the 'A' and 'B' sides, demos, live recordings, alternate mixes, out-takes and interviews - really interesting if you are a fan of the Kinks like me."
See My Friends by The Kinks - "So, decided to include another Kinks track - one of my favourites at the time of issue and released as an 'A' side in 1965. There's some confusion over the title as the single was released with the misprinted singular 'Friend'..."
"This is a new band to me that I’ll definitely be watching out for...."
"The last is one that I may have included before, as it’s a favourite. Apologies if I did but it’s always good..."
"Hi RPMers, I hope everything in your world is peaceful and positive. Here are my three tracks from albums I've listened to this week... I think all three albums have amazing artwork."
"Hi everyone, here’s my 3 tunes this week."
"An acoustic / prog rock / acoustic sandwich this week..."
Jet Plane In A Rocking Chair by Richard Thompson - "Some more RT as promised...this from Acoustic Classics II. One thing that's struck me listening to Acoustic Classics I & II is how strong Richard's older songs are as acoustic versions.....I'd even go so far as to say, some are better than the original 'electric' versions. Acoustic Rarities to follow....."
I See You performed by Yes - "Having given Time And A Word an airing last time, I put on the self titled Yes, the band's 1969 debut album this week. It's a superb piece of work and has two cover versions contained within it's eight tracks; Every Little Thing by The Beatles and I See You by the Byrds. I See You has always been the stand out track for me and I didn't know that it was a Byrds song for quite a while. So this is also a kinda David Crosby tribute as well, I suppose, as he co-wrote this with Jim/Roger McGuinn."
Albert's Place by Martyn Joseph - "Jackie chose a song from Radio 2s 21st Century Folk series of programmes a few weeks ago. If you haven't given the series a listen, please do so, as it's well worth it.
'Til Next Time...