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Green Velvet Electric: A Compendium 1983-1997 ~ The Steppes
The Steppes were a neo-psychedelic group of the 80's founded in California by Irish brothers John and David Fallon. According to wikipedia "the Steppes' influences include: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Kinks, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, Neil Young, Donovan, Chicago Chess Records blues, Vivaldi, Handel, Irish folk music, and loads more". To my ears they also sound a lot like early Pink Floyd and the kind of 60's psych-pop anthologized in the "Rubble" series. They're not mere revivalists, though. It's highly Original music, true to the spirit of the 60's but timeless. Had they just come out, they would certainly be hailed as the great new hope for the alternative rock… Read more
El Patio ~ Triana
El Patio ~ Triana
That's Triana, a Spanish progressive/flamenco/folk group. This is their first album from 1975 and the birth of a whole musical style dubbed Rock Andaluz (see also:Medina Azahara). They sing in their native language in the Andalucian/flamenco style (some Arabic influences apparent). Particularly striking is the combination of accoustic/flamenco style guitar and electric/rock guitar. Organ passages are also very good and reminiscent of other progressive/hard rock groups of the era. The leader's name is Jesús de la Rosa Luque (Vocals and keyboards) and the rest of the members are: J. J. Palacios "Tele" Drums and percussion, Eduardo Rodríguez Guitar, Manolo Rosa … Read more
LANA DEL REY The Greatest Hits 2CD set in digipak ~ LANA DEL REY
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A 2CD Greatest Hits for an artist with just 1 album and 2 years' worth recording career? Am I the only one who finds it ridiculous? I bought and loved her Born To Die album but what is the point of releasing it with bonus tracks as Born to Die-the Paradise (Repack) and then again as The Greatest Hits with other bonus tracks? It is disrespectful to the artist and her fans. As for the music, it is a combination of singer-songwriter and intelligent pop, highly recommendable...