Friday New Releases – January 20, 2023

Three weeks in and two I actually am anxious to check out this week. The year of releases is starting to pick up!! Take a look through the list and see what you can find that will break the bank. Let me know what you want to hear this week and what we may have missed. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!!

  • 91GKB8lfr4L._SX466_ (1)  Maneskin – Rush! – (Arista Records): One of the more exciting new rock bands out there so looking forward to hearing this one. We need some good new bands!!
  • 81EgS6uN-+L._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Heroes And Monsters – Heroes And Monsters – (Frontiers Records): Lead singer is Todd Kerns who actually is in Slash’s band and is the lead singer in Bruce Kulick’s band on the Kiss Cruises…That is all I need to hear. Sign me up for this one…

And all the rest…

  • 914ELeHOLbL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Black Star Riders – Wrong Side of Paradise – (Earache Music)
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You Picked It!! – The Velvet Underground & Nico – ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’ – Album Review

Alright…You Picked It! And this one wasn’t really close. The one you picked was The Velvet Underground & Nico.  The votes were as follows:

  1. The Velvet Underground – ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’ – 8 votes
  2. ZZ Top – ‘Eliminator’ – 4 votes
  3. The Rolling Stones – ‘Tattoo You” – 3 votes
  4. Wig Wam – ‘Never Say Die’ – 3 votes
  5. Chris Stapleton – ‘Starting Over’ – 1 Vote

Thanks to all for participating.  The March choices will be up on Saturday!

The Velvet Underground & Nico – ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967):

If I thought the last album was a little daunting to review with The Beach Boys ‘Pet Sounds’, this one is just as daunting a task. This has also been called one of the greatest albums of all time and one of the most influential albums as well. Punk, grunge and numerous other genres all owe a tip of the hat to this album. With ‘Pet Sounds’, I found the album was really good, but I didn’t think it was one of the best ever although “God Only Knows” is one of the best songs. So how will this one fare? I will come out and just say it, I love this album! I mean this thing far exceeded any expectations especially since it has been labeled as art pop and experimental rock. I wasn’t sure what to expect and this wasn’t it. I have to say this thing kind of blew me away.

First up, what an awesome band. The Velvet Underground is the great Lou Reed and John Cale as well as Sterling Morrison and Maureen Tucker. And then you throw the German singer, Nico, in the mix and not a bad bunch of people to have sitting around playing music. And the strange part of the album is that Andy Warhol produced it. Andy does art, I didn’t realize he produced as well. The album came out on March 12, 1967 and sounds like a product of its time as you can tell it is an album of the 60’s, but there is so much more.

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