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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 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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#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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Teenage Fanclub: The Best 2000-2017

Teenage Fanclub’s history is now part of rock folk-law: Nirvana label-mates (Geffen), huge critical acclaim in the USA, missed out on mainstream success, made some of the best records of the era (1991’s Bandwagonesque, 1995’s Grand Prix, 1997’s Songs from Northern Britain). Since … Continue reading

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#2: Bruce Springsteen – The River (1980)

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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Zappa: The Central Instrumentalizer Vol II

Zappa: The Central Instrumentalizer Vol II The uncatergorizable Frank Zappa. Astute, paradigm-shifting virtuosity at its uncompromisingly brilliant (and ballsy) best. This hand-picked Vol II selection highlights Zappa’s astonishing yet accessible instrumental work from his mindbogglingly expansive career. 1. I Promise … Continue reading

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Zappa: The Central Instrumentalizer Vol I

Zappa: The Central Instrumentalizer 1.  Filthy Habits – Sleep Dirt (1979) 2.  Twenty Small Cigars – Chunga’s Revenge (1970) 3.  Pink Napkins – Shut Up And Play Yer Guitar (1981) 4.  We Are Not Alone – The Man From Utopia … Continue reading

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