December 11, 2012 by sshhoobbmmxxbblloogg
- Another day, another semi-psychological dip into the mindset of someone / people i find interesting. this time, it’s Canadian indie pop noisemakers Freelove Fenner, who had this to say before hand….
“Hope the pic is alright — we were looking a bit rough last night, so we thought we’d use our handsome ambassador, George H. Cat.”
FREELOVE FENNER – TOP 40
- The Beatles – Beatlemania… With the Beatles (Canadian version of With the Beatles): A perfect pop record
- Syd Barrett – Piper at the Gates of dawn/The Madcap Laughs/Barrett/Opel
- Neil Young – Archives vol 1: Neil Young was the one thing that was a household staple both for Caitlin and Peter growing up.
- Guided by Voices – Propeller/Bee Thousand/Alien Lanes
- Beach Boys – Friends: Look at the songwriting credits on this record before issuing your final verdict on Mike Love.
- Broadcast – Tender Buttons/Haha Sound: Maybe our favs of the aughts
- Todd Rundgren – Something/Anything
- My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything
- dB’s – Stands for DeciBels
- Bee Gees 1st/Horizontal/idea
- Jesus and Mary Chain – Some Candy Talking
- Kraftwerk – Trans Europe Express
- Velvet Underground – s/t (couch album)
- Television – Marquee Moon
- Brian Eno – Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy/Here Come the Warm Jets
- The Kinks – Face to Face/Something Else
- Zombies – Zombie Heaven box set
- James Brown – At the organ ‘A handful of soul’: This may well be the worst of the 23 (by our count) LPs JB put out between 1966 and 1970 but it kills pretty much everything going on right now in so many ways.
- Emitt Rhodes – S/T and Mirror: Litmus test: if someone thinks this is artless McCartney apery, then their thinking very is different from ours
- The Pretty Things – ‘Real Pretty’ a Canadian re-issue from the 70s packaged S.F. Sorrow and Parachute together: Incredible Norman Smith productions. We like both discs equally, with Parachute having the higher highs and lower lows.
- The White Noise – An Electric Storm: Electroacoustic pop.
- The United States of America – s/t
- Sonic Youth – S/T and Daydream Nation
- Dinosaur Jr. – You’re Living All Over Me
- Wire – Pink Flag/Chairs Missing/154
- Unrest Imperial – FFRR and Perfect Teeth: We might wear this on our sleeves from time to time.
- ELO – Discovery: High-fructose Beatles.
- Stereolab – Peng/Emperor Tomato Ketchup
- Sly and the Family Stone – There’s a Riot Going On: One thing about this thoroughly excellent record that doesn’t get enough credit is Rose Stone’s incredible vocals (especially on “running away” and “family affair”). Production-wise it’s a very tape-y record that showed us that generation loss isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
- Alice Cooper – Easy Action
- Let’s Active – Afoot
- Tonto’s Expanding Headband – Zero Time: How come synths started at the top and kept getting weaker-sounding?
- Os Mutantes – s/t
- Serge Gainsbourg – Histoire de Melody Nelson & Jane Birkin/Serge Gainsbourg
- Cleaners from Venus – Blow Away Your Troubles/Midnight Cleaners/On Any Normal Monday: We only heard this band in the last year and it’s something we adore and regard it as a superior version of a lot of records from the early 80s that we’ve always liked (The Church – Of Skins and Hearts, The Cure – 3 Imaginary Boys, The Jam – Sound Affects, etc.)
- Rolling Stones – Between the Buttons
- The Who – The Who Sell Out
- Arthur Russell – Calling Out of Context
- Curtis Mayfield – Curtis
- The Byrds – Younger Than Yesterday/Notorious Byrd Brothers
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