Thursday, April 14, 2011


Well, it's been "Wonder Week," subbing for Gus Mozart's Music Box on Mon., now Buck Calhoun! Here's a rare and lovely photo of the short-lived LA group Opal, featuring Rain Parade's David Roback and Dream Syndicate's Kendra Smith. Roback would later team up with Hope Sandoval to produce a more slicker version of this superior band. The legendary music photographer Laura Levine took this wonderful street snap of the band's main duo, circa 1987.

Soul Lam Plearn/ THE PETCH PHIN THONG BAND (’10 collection, The Sound of Siam: 1964-1975)

Heleyos/ ZIA (’09 collection, Pomegranates: Persian Pop, Funk, Folk and Psych of the '60s and '70s)

Bond 303/ ASHA BHOSLE (’84, ’07 collection, The Bombay Connection, Vol. 1: Funk From Bollywood Action Thrillers 1977-1984)

I Will Be a Good Boy/ GANG OF FOUR (’82, Songs of the Free)

Why Can’t I Touch It/ THE BUZZCOCKS (’79, ’10 reissue, A Different Kind of Tension)

Gangsta/ tUnE-yArDs (’11, whokill)*

My Girls/ ANIMAL COLLECTIVE (’09, Merriweather Post Pavilion)

Tomboy/ PANDA BEAR (’11, Tomboy)*

Coming Up/ ASOBI SEKSU (’11, Flourescence)*

Suzanne & I/ ANNA CALVI (’11, self titled)*

Hot as Day/ WYE OAK (’11, Civilian)*

Take It With You/ THE ETTES (‘09, Do You Want Power)

4 Months/ IAN FAYS (’05, The Damon Lessons)

Oceans in the Hall/ LADYBUG TRANSISTOR (’99, The Albemarle Sound)

There is a Light That Never Goes Out/ THE LUCKSMITHS w/ KAREN MORCOMBE (’07 collection, Spring a Leak)

Reno/ FINISHING SCHOOL (’03, Destination Girl)

Cardinal Points/ THE ESSEX GREEN ’06, Cannibal Sea)

Way You Walk/ PAPAS FRITAS (’00, Buildings and Grounds)

S.F. Sorrow/ THE S.F. SEALS (’95, Truth Walks in Sleepy Shadows)

Just Do It/ THE BATS (’10 comp., Stroke: Songs For Chris Knox)

Time is Nigh/ DOUG GILLARD (’09, Call From Restricted)

In the Aeroplane Over the Sea/ NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL (’98, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea)

In My Time/ KURT VILE (’11, Smoke Ring For My Halo)*

Ballrooms of Mars/ T. REX (’72, Slider)

Rocket Machine/ OPAL (’87, Happy Nightmare Baby)

I'm in Love With a Girl/ BIG STAR ('74, Radio City)

*new or recent release

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