Tuesday, February 20, 2001

Right, since the last post I have bought heaps of records... Some of these are from a record fair in Essendon on the weekend, others from a second hand shop and some from the internet...

Herbie Hancock - Secrets (Columbia, 1976)
The Meters - The Meters (Josie, 1969)
Jeff Beck - Blow by Blow (Epic, 1975)
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (Columbia, 1977)
KC and the Sunshine Band - Part 3 (1976)
Fatback Band - Raising Hell (Polydor, 1976)
BT Express - Non-Stop (Roadshow, 1975)
Average White Band - AWB (1974)
Dr Octogon - Instrumentalist (Mo' Wax, 1996)
Earth Wind and Fire - I Am (Columbia, 1979)
Led Zeppelin - [I] (Atlantic, 1969)
The Beatles - Abbey Road (Capitol, 1969)
Star Wars - Original Soundtrack (Polydor, 1977)

plus a few other spoken word albums and random cds...

Wicked! Although, it's gonna take me a while to get through it all and have a good listen to the shit I haven't heard before...!

Tuesday, February 06, 2001

OK - back again after a short absence... Looks like I am being retrenched from work (if the company doesn't go bankrupt first). This is good! However the fact that we have to wait until the 30th June is bad...

I got a shippment of records from Dustygroove the other day including the following:
DJ Shadow/Asia Born - Entropy/Send Them (Solesides SS001, 1993) - this is the first release on the solesides label and something I never thought I would get my hands on...but thanks to the amazing staff at Dustygroove I now own a copy (and at a nice price too - around $30 AUD incl shipping!). Check the music section on the Quannum site for further details.
The Meters - Look Ka Py Py - This is a 1998 reissue of the Meters first release comprising some wickedly funky instrumental jams.
Herbie Hancock - Thrust (Columbia, 1974) - a reissue of classic HH funky jazz - awesome!

Also - on my quest to get some older hip hop, I purchased Del's first album - I Wish My Brother George Was Here (Asylum, 1991). I think he has definietly improved, especially recently on HBMS and Deltron although with such classics as Mistadobalina, it's not a bad listen...

Wednesday, January 24, 2001

Hey - on the weekend I picked up the Resin Dogs - Grand Theft Audio. These guys are an Australian hip hop type group out of Brisbane. Its good party music - very upbeat and quite catchy - they are great live - so much energy. I saw them last year at Meredith Music Festival and they rocked!

Friday, January 19, 2001

Bought some new music today!
John Coltrane - The 'Ultimate' Blue Train (Blue Note, 1997) - basically the classic Coltrane album Blue Train with two previously unreleased alternate versions of Blue Train and Lazy Bird. There is also a CD-Rom that is supposed to have some decent interviews on it (haven't checked this out yet).
Aceyalone - A Book of Human Langauge (Project Blowed, 1998) - yet to listen to all of this but from all accounts this is an outstanding album - got a feeling this will be on high rotation for the foreseeable future...
Bullitt Soundtrack - Lalo Schifrin (reissue) - wicked funky tunes - I love this movie! Been looking to get an original copy of this for ages but when I saw the reissue at such a nice price I couldn't resist...

Wednesday, January 17, 2001

Here is a link to the label that brought us the wicked 1996 release - Dr Octogon - Octogonecologist - which features Dan Nakamura aka "The Automator" on the boards, the vocals of Kool Keith and the turntable wizardry of DJ Q-Bert.

Also check 75ark Entertainment as well for the Automator's latest project - Deltron 3030 - which is a collaboration with Del the Funky Homosapien and Kid Koala.

Tuesday, January 16, 2001

My first post...gee isn't this great! Since your here, why don't you check out the Quannum Crew (these guys are great).

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