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Miles Davis Bitches Brew + A Tribute To Jack Johnson

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Twosday Tuesday! Let's Talk About...  Miles Davis Bitches Brew + A Tribute To Jack Johnson LP  Miles may be one of the most well known names in the jazz world. Rightly so. He helped push boundaries at a time when others were content to say "Jazz is jazz and that other stuff, well, it is not jazz". That statement makes sense when you hear albums from 1951. That is when Miles' first album was released. Now we jump forward twenty years to 1970-71 with this combo and discover that jazz was always about pushing boundaries, testing theories, experimenting and finding the path. Oh, we can't forget that the band is now performing...

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Cachemira - Ambos Mundos

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Let's Talk About...  Cachemira - Ambos Mundos LP Welcome to Barcelona, Spain! This album rules. I appreciate the intro that is totally reminiscent of the early Hendrix sound. It is immediately followed by the band exploding into a massive wave of blues rock. The vocals are clean, powerful and add to the heavy rock groove. This is the type of record I can't wait for someone to discover. The psychedelic nature of the songwriting opens doors for big riffs, wait, blistering riffs feels more accurate, progressive rock structures and massive volume swells. Extremely dynamic and tasty. The album cover photo totally fits the...

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Damned - Strawberries

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Let's Talk About...  Damned - Strawberries LP Recently reissued for record store day in April 2022, we now have a chance to grab a copy of this classic for our music libraries. Thankfully those of us who missed the first round are able to add these classic records to our lkibriaes now. Crack up the volume and let the [arty begin! The opening track kicks this record off wioth absilute confirmation fyour ourchase was the correct choice, CHeck out a track from the album on our podcast epside 211. Hell for leather in my scheme of things tonight… https://open.spotify.com/album/4c5bfktL4iyMH7Ute5azfw?si=fxeE-ZtHQtCrOeZUnVThcg  Monuments in Ruin Episode 211 https://monumentsinruin.com/blogs/podcast/211 

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Echo and the Bunnymen - Crocodiles

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Let's Talk About...  Echo and the Bunnymen - Crocodiles LP This record kinda lurked in the shows for me. Many years it sat unappreciated. Something about the band being called the Bunnymen made me push it aside until it eventually made it onto the stereo. That's another album in a long list of mistakes made by a younger and more stubborn self. This record is solid and for the band, it is their debut to the world. If you dig UK post-punk, don't make the same mistake. Check it out! The sky seems full when you're in the cradle. The rain will fall and wash your dreams… https://open.spotify.com/album/44aVVevMGKS4q6nWXbELpP?si=3YSZKFhVRBWbGgKLqEwAwQ 

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Billy Strings - Me and Dad

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Three for Thursday! Let's Talk About...  Billy Strings - Me and Dad (smoke vinyl, yellow vinyl, black vinyl)   Looks like this is another artist that may be breaking down my dislike for country music by recording blue grass that can certainly keep my attention. Though the name has been lurking in the shadows for a while, it's only recently that an album finally got my attention. So here we are. Is the shop turning into a country/bluegrass hub? Can't say that's on the horizon yet but this one is gonna be a welcome introduction to the modern bluegrass world for someone and a nice addition to an album library. I've got a...

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