Technical Ecstasy.
My opinion: “It’s Alright” that Bill Ward sings is a beautiful, beautiful song, and this album cover is amazing.

Technical Ecstasy.

My opinion: “It’s Alright” that Bill Ward sings is a beautiful, beautiful song, and this album cover is amazing.

Age of Energy.
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Age of Energy.

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Ephrem Tamru.
Here’s a different album of his
Here is one track and also another track that are also not from this album but the cover art appears in the video anyway

Ephrem Tamru.

Here’s a different album of his

Here is one track and also another track that are also not from this album but the cover art appears in the video anyway

Flathead II: Something to Be Done
Flathead’s website (get it there)
When I came to Harvard Square in 1990 this dude was always busking outside the Store 24 (which has been like three things since then) on the corner of Church St and Mass Ave.  I dug his good guitar playing and I’d watch him for a while.  I was 17.  He did lots of covers of classic rock songs, including a super soulful and distinctive version of the Doobie Brothers’ “Without Love”.  One time I asked him to play a Donovan song, and he was visibly annoyed, and played the beginning of “Colours”, ending when he sang “Green is the colour of my true love’s teeth”.

Flathead II: Something to Be Done

Flathead’s website (get it there)

When I came to Harvard Square in 1990 this dude was always busking outside the Store 24 (which has been like three things since then) on the corner of Church St and Mass Ave.  I dug his good guitar playing and I’d watch him for a while.  I was 17.  He did lots of covers of classic rock songs, including a super soulful and distinctive version of the Doobie Brothers’ “Without Love”.  One time I asked him to play a Donovan song, and he was visibly annoyed, and played the beginning of “Colours”, ending when he sang “Green is the colour of my true love’s teeth”.

The Eyo Beats.
Discogs
All killer no filler comp on the awesome Domino Sound label of 60s & 70s pop sounds from East, Central, and West Africa.  Produced DJ-style, using original vinyl and a mixer so there’s no silence in the segues.  Google “eyo beats domino sound” to find all the blogs that have posted now-defunct mediafire links, or try to get it from discogs (link above) or heck get in touch with Domino and see if they’ll run you off a copy.

The Eyo Beats.

Discogs

All killer no filler comp on the awesome Domino Sound label of 60s & 70s pop sounds from East, Central, and West Africa.  Produced DJ-style, using original vinyl and a mixer so there’s no silence in the segues.  Google “eyo beats domino sound” to find all the blogs that have posted now-defunct mediafire links, or try to get it from discogs (link above) or heck get in touch with Domino and see if they’ll run you off a copy.

Habibi.
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"This recording began as a collection of found tape from the streets of Doha, Qatar. These whole cassette fragments of mostly unlabeled material were edited into handmade loop tapes. The first stage of this project was in an abandoned girls academy in downtown Doha, where the tapes were played through a relic of a PA system. This recording is a compiling of these found sounds with some additions of other cassette loops. It was recorded in Doha, Qatar and briefly in USA."
Pak is now called Tether and here’s her music tumblr and her art tumblr and her art website

Habibi.

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"This recording began as a collection of found tape from the streets of Doha, Qatar. These whole cassette fragments of mostly unlabeled material were edited into handmade loop tapes. The first stage of this project was in an abandoned girls academy in downtown Doha, where the tapes were played through a relic of a PA system. This recording is a compiling of these found sounds with some additions of other cassette loops. It was recorded in Doha, Qatar and briefly in USA."

Pak is now called Tether and here’s her music tumblr and her art tumblr and her art website

Moth Cock.
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Moth Cock say LICK MY BALLS, VISUAL ART AND ALSO FUCK YOU MUSIC and oh it is majestic

Moth Cock.

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Moth Cock say LICK MY BALLS, VISUAL ART AND ALSO FUCK YOU MUSIC and oh it is majestic

Once I Was an Eagle.
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This is I think my favorite record I’ve heard all year.  It’s from last year.

Once I Was an Eagle.

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This is I think my favorite record I’ve heard all year.  It’s from last year.