Archive for December, 2013

2013 REISSUES PODCAST

 

The RISING STORM podcast is back! In this installment, listen to tracks from our favorite reissues of 2013. Check out the many fine releases this year and support the great labels making it happen:

Action Woman – The Litter – Distortions (Sundazed)
Calm Me Down – Human Expression – Love at Psychedelic Velocity (Mississippi)
I Wanna Go – Los Mockers – Los Nuggetz (Rockbeat)
You Turn Me Around – Tandyn Almer – Along Comes Tandyn (Sundazed)
Buttermilk (Pt. 1) – Sly Stone – Higher! (Sony Legacy)
Cantec Fulger – Rodion G.A. – The Lost Tapes (Strut)
Come Out and Play – The Paley Brothers – Complete Recordings (Real Gone)
Mine Mine Mind – Roky Erickson (Light in the Attic)

You’re A Good Girl – Michael Fennelly – Love Can Change Everything (Sundazed)
Rodeo – Robbie Basho – Visions of the Country (Gnome Life)
Who Do You Love – Townes Van Zandt – Sunshine Boy (Omnivore)
Forget Marie – Lee Hazlewood – There’s a Dream I’ve Been Saving (LITA)
Only a Hobo – Bob Dylan – Another Self Portrait (Columbia)
The Shape I’m In – The Band – Live at the Academy of Music (Capitol)
Subterranean Homesick Blues – Nilsson – The RCA Albums Collection (Sony)
Creeping Away – Swamp Dogg – Rat On! (Alive Naturalsound)

Download: 2013Reissues.mp3
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Hoi’ Polloi “Hoi’ Polloi”

Hoi'Polloi

Hoi’ Polloi’s only self-titled private press LP is a true lost gem.  Record Collector Magazine referred to this album as “a buried treasure” while Acid Archives writer Aaron Milenski said of the album, “Here’s proof that great finds are still out there awaiting us.”  Family Vineyard reissued this strange but engaging album on vinyl and digital download.

The group, which hailed from Richmond, Indiana, mixes various early 70s pop/rock styles (CSN&Y styled singer songwriter pop, country rock, power pop, folk rock, progressive rock, lite psychedelia) into an appealing whole.  Hoi’ Polloi was recorded at Earlham College during spring break using two stereo deck tapes.  Album opener “Who’s Gonna Help Me” sounds like a lost Emitt Rhodes track – this is radio friendly and highly accomplished pop for a self released disc.  The folk-rock tracks such as “Stories,” “Devil Song,” and “Old Bootstrap” are the group’s greatest strength as they are tuneful and finely crafted pieces of music – how was this excellent band overlooked? Other winners are the acid soaked but brief “Last Laugh,” the progressive harpsichord instrumental “Sid Stoneman Gets Scaled,” and the catchy singer songwriter styled “15 Miles To Mexico.”

While influences are easy to spot, Hoi’ Polloi had a unique quirkiness and strong sense of musicianship that keeps this music original and fresh.   They were a group that could sing, write and play better than most major label acts of their time.  There are no rough spots or dull moments to be found on this very entertaining set, which is highly recommended to fans of early 70’s pop rock.

mp3: Stories
mp3: I Used To Think

:) LP Reissue | 2013 | buy from family vineyard ]
😉 MP3/FLAC | download at family vineyard ]