PLEASE note: U may hear up to 20 seconds of the previous song in the set, before the song that is linked comes on. I'll let the music do the talking for my Best Fave records...
1. THE REIGNING SOUND - Love and Curses. In the Red. listen
2. TY SEGALL - Lemons- Goner listen
3. BLACK HOLLIES - Softly Towards the Light. ErnestJenning. listen
4. DENNIS DIKEN WITH BELL SOUND - Late Music. Cryptovision. listen
5. CO CO COMA - Things Are Not All Right. Goner listen
6. A-BONES - Not Now!. Norton. listen
7. DAN MELCHIOR UND DAS MENACE - Obscured by Fuzz. Topplers. listen
8. HOME BLITZ - Out of Phase. Richie Records. listen
9. KING KHAN & THE SHRINES - What is?!. Vice. listen
10. TURBO FRUITS - Echo Kid. Fat Possum. listen
11. VIVIAN GIRLS - Everything Goes Wrong. In the red.
12. HEAVY TRASH - Midnight Soul Serenade. big legal mess / fat possum
13. FRESH & ONLYS - s/t. Gas Face.
14. GOODNIGHT LOVING - goodnight loving. Dusty Medical
15. THE OH SEES - Help. In the Red
16. TYVEK - Tyvek. Siltbreeze
17. IMPEDIMENTS - Impediments. Happy Parts
18. THE DEMANDS - High Wire. Deep Eddy.
19. DOUG GILLARD - Call from restricted. 347.
20. BOSTON SPACESHIPS - Zero to 99. Guided By Voices Inc
21. YO LA TENGO - Popular Songs. Matador.
22. TIMES NEW VIKING - Born Again Revisited. Matador
23. OBITS - I Blame You. Sub Pop.
24. THE CHOKE - s/t . the-choke.com
25. EAT SKULL - Wild and Inside. Siltbreeze
26. THE ETTES - Do You Want Power. Take Root.
27. JACK O & THE TENNESSEE TEARJERKERS - The Disco Outlaw. Goner
28. JONNY CHAN & THE NEW DYNASTY 6 - I Hate You Baby.Sound Camera
29. RAINY DAY SAINTS - Reflected. Get Hip.
30. KING TUFF - King Tuff Was Dead. colonel
31. EL GOODO - Coyote. Grease.
32. THE MANTLES - The Mantles. Siltbreeze.
33. SNAKE FLOWER 2 - Renegade Daydream. Tic Tac Totally
34. THE LONDON DIRTHOLE CO - Stanley Session. Radiowave Recordings.
35. THE PRISCILLAS - 10,000 volts. Nag's Head
36. MARIANNE FAITHFULL - Easy Come Easy Go. Decca
37. THE MANIKINS - Crocodiles. Full Breach Kicks
38. THE SMITH WESTERNS - s/t. Hozac
39. BOX ELDERS - alice and friends. Goner
40. LOS EXPLOSIVOS - s/t. Get Hip.
Terre T's Top 15 Best Fave ARTIST REISSUES
2009 was theeee year for absolutely amazing remastered reissues. The sound on so many of these was stellar. (And if yer a freek for MONO 6T's mixes you got your fill this year!) And the packaging! As far as buck-bang goes there was so much value: so many reissues had amazing beautiful books stuffed with info, photos etc, bonus discs, dvds, posters, prints, stickers etc!
1.THE THIRTEENTH FLOOR ELEVATORS- Sign of the 3 Eyed men. International Artists. 10-CD box set- An incredible sounding reissue with gorgeous art packaging: The first 2 albums in MONO and STEREO, (the 3rd only Stereo), album outtakes, altern versions,2 ‘lost’ albums (prev unreleased) and unreleased live recordings. Plus a large beautiful 72 pg hard-cover book,posters, rare photos etc. These recordings have been remastered and sound shatteringly different than the muddy cds that have been available. (Limited to 4000 pressed) THIS IS MUSIC GEEK HEAVEN!!! listen
2. BIG STAR-Keep an Eye on the Sky. Ardent / Rhino. 4-disc Box set .1968-1975 First three Big Star albums re-mastered, plus prev unreleased demos, alternate vers, a live1973 gig and book! There’s so much great unheard material here, plus a killer book with photos and essays. listen
3. THE BEATLES- Beatles Mono Box. EMI / Apple. Box set. The first 10 LPs in re-mastered MONO (and a double album of singles and EPs, called "Mono Masters".) The Monophonic albums contain the mixes as they were intended to be heard--some these recordings sound vastly different than the later stereo versions which we all know. listen
4.DEATH -For the Whole World To See. Drag City. (1975/2009) Prev unheard recordings from 3 Detroit African-American brothers -AMAZING proto-punk from 1974. listen5. BILLY CHILDISH-Archive From 1959: The Billy Childish Story. Damaged Goods. 2 CDset with booklet. . 51 trax of Childish’s career in punk bands since 1977 to now: Pop Rivets, The Milkshakes, Thee Headcoats, Buff Medways etc Many trax first time on CD ! listen
6. VOLCANO SUNS- Bright Orange Years. Merge. Orig from 1985. Ex-Mission of Burma, first time on CD! A CLASSIC! listen7. RADIO CITY -s/t. Radio Heartbeat. Vinyl. album collects recordings from 1977-1980. Lost, great NYC power-pop. listen
8. 39 CLOCKS- Pain It Dark. Bureau B. CD. German post-punk group’s, 1st LP from 1981- the reissue includes an unreleased track and 12 page booklet . listen9.THE CHROME CRANKS - The Murder of Time (1993-1996). Bang. NYC blues-punk noir noise collection from RnR royalty (band featured members of SonicYouth,BossHog,
12.THE GEARS-Rockin' at Ground Zero. (Deluxe Edition) Hepcat. 2-CD reissue of 1980 LP, 1st single and unreleased 1979 demos - all remastered. PLUS a 2nd disc :Rare Cuts!, 22 trax by The D.I.s 13.THE RATS-Intermittent Signals. Mississippi. Vinyl. 1981 Reissue of Toody & Fred Cole (pre-Dead Moon, post-Lollipop Shoppe) 2nd RATS album, with Sam (post-Wipers) on Drums! KILLER!14. JACQUES DUTRONC -Et Moi Et Moi Et Moi: Jacques Dutronc 1966-1969. RPM. This phenom French mod’s Vogue recordings first time on CD in the US.
15. EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING s/t. Goner. (2006/2009) The amazing 2006 debut album from this incredible Australian band is finally available in the US !
Top Best Fave VARIOUS ARTISTS (all genres) 2009
1. VA: Dog - A Best Show Tribute to "Ram". Dogmo. Tribute to McCartney’s RAM LP, assembled by WFMU’s own Tom Scharpling for the 2009 WFMU Fundraiser Marathon with Ted Leo, Hank IV, Aimee Mann, BlackHollies, Dump, Royal Purple,Death Cab, Portastatic and more! All songs recorded expressly for this comp! (You could only get it if you pledged $75 to WFMU during Tom’s show---u still wanna pledge to WFMU and get it? Hit this page!) listen
2. VA: Where the Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968. Rhino. 4-disc (101 trax!) box set documenting the LA rock scene from 1965-68. Featuring the Byrds, Hearts & Flowers, the Leaves, Love and so so much more. Outstanding book included in the packaging too; compiled by Andrew Sandoval. listen3. VA: Clap Your Hands and Stamp Your Feet. Excelsior. Excellent Dutch comp of glamtastic 7Ts glitterpop & hard rock with a 52pg booklet! listen
4. VA: 2131 South Michigan Avenue - 60s garage & psychedelia from USA and Destination Records. Sundazed. 2 CD listen5. VA: We Went And Recorded It Anyway - The Best of Pop-Punk and Power Pop 1977-84. Brutarian Quarterly. listen
6. VA: The Electric Asylum, Volume 1 - Rare British Acid Freakrock. Past & Present. listen7. VA: Modesty Blaise No.1. Past & Present. listen
8. VA: Sensacional Soul Vol.2 - 32 Groovy Spanish Soul & Funk Stompers 1965-1972. Vampisoul. 2 CD. listen9. VA: Rocky Mountain Low - The Colorado Musical Underground Of The Late 1970s. Hyperpycnal. listen
10. VA: More Andergraun Vibrations - Spanish Psychotronic Brain Damage. Hundergrum.