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The sophomore album ‘Colours & Changes’ from UK band Presents for Sally is another one that took me back to the late ’80s and early ’90s, but this time with the guitar turned way up. Shoegaze is a label that seems to have stuck, and there are plenty of the sounds of My Bloody Valentine,… Continue reading Presents for Sally at Linear Tracking Lives!
Today’s vacation shot is of Devils Punch Bowl in Otter Rock, Oregon. It’s a beautiful stretch of beach known for great whale watching and surfing. During low tide, the tide pools and rocks make for some fascinating investigation, but you don’t want to be around the bowl during high tide. The water churns and foams… Continue reading Lunchbox, Moon Types at Linear Tracking Lives!
This is so cool. I had no idea the Shop Assistants were recording again. What? It’s not them?!? Oh, then surely “Runaround” is a bonus track unearthed for a reissue of Chin Chin’s ‘Under the Westway.’ Really? Strike two? Well, I thought I knew most of these wonderful fuzz-drenched bands from the mid-’80s, but the… Continue reading Fireworks at Linear Tracking Lives!
This might be cheating a bit, but the above is my favorite album art from this year. You might be wondering how I could choose a cover from a piece of music that came out two decades ago. Well, back in the day, Crayon’s ‘Brick Factory’ was released via Harriet Records on CD and cassette…… Continue reading Crayon at Linear Tracking Lives!
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If you’ve ever heard Sarah 076, “B Is For Boyracer,” then you know this 7″ was not the usual sound that made the label famous. Famous? Point is, Boyracer was anything but submissive, and the lads leaned a little more punk than pop. There were a couple of more Sarah singles and a wonderful full-length… Continue reading Emotional Response at Linear Tracking Lives
Where has the time gone? This weekend marks 10 years since John Peel’s turntable stopped spinning. As we are all managing the juxtaposition of sadness and celebration, I have asked Paul Court of the Coventry band the Primitives for his remembrances of listening to and performing on the legendary BBC Radio DJ’s program. Special thanks… Continue reading Primitives at Linear Tracking Lives
The Primitives first album of original material in 23 years is out today stateside, but it’s as if no time between releases has elapsed at all.‘Spin-O-Rama’ is chock full of the same timeless indie pop PJ Court and Tracy Tracy gave to us in their heyday. That’s a sentiment you see in review after review as… Continue reading The Primitives at Linear Tracking Lives
For fans of Sarah Records, it’s been a year to reminisce and rejoice. So far there has been an art exhibit, a documentary film and a book announcement. Looking back is all well and good, and it’s certainly wonderful to see Sarah receive accolades in a way it never did when it existed, but let’s not forget there are still some… Continue reading Luxembourg Signal at Linear Tracking Lives!