Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Top Sounds & Words of 2014

01- Paul Collins-Feel the Noise
02. The Pen Friend Club-Sound of the Pen Friend Club
03. Mystic Braves-Desert Island
04. Miriam-Nobody's Baby
05. The Ugly Beats-Brand New Day

06. Momo-Sei-Umareta
07. The Yearning-Dreamboats & Lemonade
08. The Flight Reaction-S/T

09. Outrageous Cherry-The Digital Age
10. The Real Kids-Shake...Outta Control
11. The Muffs-Whoop Dee Doo

Top Compilations (VARIOUS ARTISTS)
01.    Sha-Boom Bang:
         Vintage Arizona Doo Wop, R& B, Soul, Funk: 1956-71

02.   Desert Doo Wops 1956-1968

Top Books
01.  Pacific Ocean Park: The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles' Space Age Nautical Pleasure Pier-by Christopher Merritt , Domenic Priore , Brian Wilson (Foreword)
02. A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man by Holly George-Warren
Wounds to Bind: A Memoir of the Folk-Rock Revolution by Jerry Burgan, Alan Rifkin  
04. What's Exactly the Matter with Me?: Memoirs of a Life in Music-by P.F. Sloan, S.E. Feinberg 
05. Benson: The Autobiography by George Benson, Alan Goldsher 
06. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Story of Pop Music from Bill Haley to BeyoncĂ© by Bob Stanley 
07. Strat in the Attic: Thrilling Stories of Guitar Archaeology by Deke Dickerson
Buck 'Em! The Autobiography of Buck Owens by Randy Poe, Buck Owens 

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Top Sounds of 2013

Top Albums and Singles
01- Peach Kelli Pop-Peach Kelli Pop II
02. The Hot Shots-Sample My Kissin'
03. The Beat-"Baby I'm In Love With You" 
04. The Last-Danger
05. The Higher State-s/t
06. The Jay Vons-Night (Was Stealing From the Sun)
07. The Woggles-The Big Beat
08. Wild Honey-Big Flash
09. Transistors-Is This Anything?
10. The Wrong Words-Everything is Free
Top Compilations (VARIOUS ARTISTS)
01.  Pop Yeh Yeh: Psychedelic Rock from Singapore & Malaysia 1964-1970 (Subliminal Sounds)
02.  The Mascot Records/Jack Curtis Story 1958-1973 
03.  Book A Trip 2: More Psych-Pop Sounds Of Capitol Records (Now Sounds)
04.  Eccentric Soul-The Dynamic Label (The Numero Group)
05. I'm Losing Tonight-
30 moody,garage-Folkpunk gems from the Midsixties

Top Archival Releases  
01. Tandyn Almer – Along Comes Tandyn  
02. Alex Chilton-Electricity By Candlelight-NYC 2/13/97
03. Jonathan Richman-"Living Room Demos" aka "Solo Acetate" (1973/1974)

Top Shows
01. Benedict Arnold & the Traitors w/ Mark Lindsey (San Diego)
The Rising Ramrods/ Nashville Ramblers/Ty Wagner (San Diego)

03. The Beat/The Maxies (Phoenix)
04. The Yellow Payges (Phoenix)
05. El Chicano (Chandler, AZ)

Top Documentaries
01.The Undertones-Here Comes the Summer BBC4
02. Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

Top Books
01. The Rhino Records Story by Harold Bronson
02. Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo and Eddie, and Frank Zappa by Howard Kaylan
03. Everything's Coming Up Profits; The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals by Steve Young & Sport Murphy
04. Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir by Linda Ronstadt 
05. The Stone Roses: War and Peace by Simon Spence

Comeback of the Year
The Flamin' Groovies

Rest in T'ai chi ch'uan peace~Lou Reed
Rest in Hawaiian Spirit~
Bob Jones (We Five)
Rest en La Paz~Paul Williams