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The Kinks – Top 50 Songs

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You may have missed them along the way, they always seemed second fiddle to the likes of the Beatles and the Stones, or during the wave of like-sounding garage whimsy of 90s pop –…

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Tom Petty

Its seems appropriate this week to post Perfect Petty, a compilation of tracks lifted from the first five faultless Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers records. The man was a rock and roll institution with a signature sound, who never made … Continue reading

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Neil Young Hitchhiker

Neil Young – Hitchhiker Another year, another abandoned Neil Young album unearthed. Recorded in a single nocturnal session with long time producer David Briggs in 1976 in Malibu, California, Hitchhiker captures Young during a particularly unpolished yet productive period. The … Continue reading

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The Andy Summers Playlist

Andy Summers. The ex-Police wizard guitarist has challenged listeners to a solo-career best of compilation via the less than ideal file sharing platform Spotify to win a signed guitar. In celebration of Andy’s vinyl 2XLP release of Triboluminescence limited release, a special … Continue reading

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Queen – News of the World (1977)

The terrifying cover art for Queen’s 1977 album News of the World is an update of a painting by science fiction illustrator Frank Kelly Freas. Originally designed for a October 1953 issue of the comic book “Astounding”, it features the … Continue reading

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The Kinks – Top 50 Songs

You may have missed them along the way, they always seemed second fiddle to the likes of the Beatles and the Stones, or during the wave of like-sounding garage whimsy of 90s pop – Blur et al. The Kinks early … Continue reading

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Paul McCartney – Flowers in the Dirt (1989)

Here at Pierce’s Press I reconstruct an album, with benefit of time, steering it toward what the artist may have originally intended. Why not!   Flowers in the Dirt was a repudiation of the Macca we love/hate: no imperialist odes to … Continue reading

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The Todd Rundgren Odyssey (1970-1981)

The tracks on this two-disc compilation are taken from the multi-instrumentalist, seminal years: 1970-1981. Diverse and eclectic, this is a companion piece to Ballads, although still something of an introductory odyssey, recommended for anyone looking to begin exploring the delights … Continue reading

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Iggy 1969

Iggy recording the first self-titled Stooges album. That’s producer John Cale in the control booth.  

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#1: George Harrison – All Things Must Pass (1970)

Hi. Here at Pierce’s Press I take a look at bloated, self-indulgent, expansive double albums and gleefully trim it back to a single, dreck-free, no filler, concise, listenable record without having to reach for the skip button or needle re-positioning. I think … Continue reading

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