Spin Cycle’s Twelve Days of Christmas, 2016

Counting down the year’s top releases….

 

goldmine-subscriptions2ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, SOMEONE SHOULD GIVE TO YOU…  a years subscription to Goldmine.

1…ELEVEN HOT NEW INDIES

1. Danny Adler – Gaslight Angels (Dannyadler.com)

2. Bordellos – How To Lose Friends and Influence No-one (Small Bear) review

3. Cait Brennan – Debutante (Black Market Glamour) review

4. Dodson & Fogg – White House on the Hill (Wisdom Twins) review

5. Philip Jeays – Take the Slow Train (Irregular) review

6. Kaelen Mikla – Kaelan Mikla (Bandcamp) review

7. Gary Lucas – Fleischerei – Music from Max Fleischer Cartoons (Cuneiform) review

8. Luck of Eden Hall – Acceleration of Time (Head Spin) review

9. Mortlake Bookclub – Exquisite Corpse (Reverb Worship) review

10. Octopus Syng – Hollow Ghost Rochelle Salt (Mega Dodo) review

11. Sendelica – The Cromlech Chronicles (Fruits de Mer) review

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6…TEN BIG FAT BOX SETS

1. Adam and the Ants – Kings of the Wild Frontier (Sony) review

2. Marc Almond – Trials of Eyeliner: Anthology 1979-2016 (Universal)

3. Black Sabbath – Paranoid Super Deluxe Edition (Rhino) review

4. David Bowie – Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976) (Parlophone)

5. Dead Or Alive – Sophisticated Boom Box MMXVI (Edsel)

6. Alex Harvey – Last of the Teenage Idols (Universal) review

7. Hawkwind – The Charisma Years (Atomhenge) review

8. Edith Piaf – Integrale 2015 (Rhino) review

9. Lou Reed – The RCA and Arista Albums Collection (Sony) review

10. Sisters of Mercy – Vision Thing (Rhino) 

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8…NINE OPEN ARCHIVES

1. The Feelies – Only Life/Time for a Witness (Bar None) review

2. Folk Devils – Beautiful Monsters (Spectacle Music) review

3. Kilburn and the High Roads – Handsome (Cherry Red) review

4. Ian Lowery – Get Out The Sun/Ironic (Spectacle Music) review

5. The Replacements – Let It Be (Rhino) review

6. Silverhead – catalog reissues (Purple Records/Cherry Red) review

7. Gilli Smyth – Mother (Esoteric) review

8. United Bible Studies – Rosary Bleeds (Golden Pavilion) review

9. Frank Zappa and the Mothers – Lumpy Money (Universal) review

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1EIGHT BOOKS FOR READING

1. Trevor Barre – Beyond Jazz – Pink Plonk and Scratch: The Golden Age of Free Music in London 1966-1972 (Compass) review

2. John Blaney – Brinsley Schwarz: Happy Doing What We’re Doing (Mega Dodo) review

3. Tamsin Darke – David Bowie Rare Records Price Guide vols 1/2 (Createspace) review, review

4. Ian Helliwell – Tape Leaders (Sound On Sound) reviews

5. Chris Wade – The Music of Frank Zappa (two vols) (Wisdom Twins Books) review

6. TV Smith – Alternative Top 50 (Foruili Codex) review

7. Michael White – Popkiss: The Life and Afterlife of Sarah Records (Bloomsbury) review

8. Woody Woodmansey – Spider From Mars – My Life with David Bowie (St Martin’s Press)

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6SEVEN COMPILATIONS

1. various – A New Career in a New Town: More Songs by David Bowie (Fruits de Mer)

2. various – Action Time Vision  (Cherry Red)

3. various – Audiological Transmission 38/52, No More Unto The Dance – Future Dissolvation (A Year in the Country) review

4. various – Close to the Noise Floor (Cherry Red) review

5. various – I’m a Freak, Baby…: A Journey through the British Heavy Psych and Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-1972 (Grapefruit) review

6. various – Sharon Signs to Cherry Red: Independent Women 1979-1985 (RPM) review

7. various: Soho Express (Croydon Municipal) review

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3SIX GROOVY SINGLES…

1. Beautiful Junkyards – Constant Flux (Ghost Box) review

2. biG GRunt – At the BBC (Mega Dodo) review

3. Crystal Jacqueline – Morning Dew EP (Regal Crabmophone) review

4. Sendelica – Ziggy Stardust (Fruits de Mer) review

5. Sidewalk Society – Can’t Help Thinking About Me EP (Fruits de Mer) review

6. Us and Them – Fading Within the Dwindling Sun (Fruits de Mer) review

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7FIVE MORE NEW THINGS…

1. Gong – Rejoice I’m Dead (Madfish) review

2. Luke Haines – Smash the System (Cherry Red) review

3. Martin Gordon – Gilbert Gordon and Sullivan (Radiant Future)

4. The Honey Pot – Inside the Whale (Mega Dodo) review

5. Van Der Graaf Generator – Do Not Disturb (Esoteric) review

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1FOUR THINGS THAT COST A LOT…

1. Steve Hillage – Searching for the Spark (Madfish) review

2. Ian Hunter – Stranded In Reality (Proper Records)

3. Pink Floyd – The Early Years (Sony) review

4. Elvis Presley – The Album Collection (Sony)

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1THREE LIVE DISCS

1. John Cale – Fragments of a Rainy Season (Domino) review

2. The Pop Group – The Boys Whose Heads Exploded (Freaks R Us) review

3. Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression Live at the Royal Albert Hall (Eagle) review

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blood-on-the-tracks-by-bob-dylanTWO THINGS THAT DIDN’T COME

1. Bob Dylan – Blood on the Tracks Bootleg Series

2. Neil Young – the second Archive box set

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Screen Shot 2016-08-01 at 7.50.57 PMAND ONE UNFORGETTABLE LIVE PERFORMANCE IN A PEAR TREE

1. Stargaze et al – Bowie at the Proms review

 

 

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