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Vinyl-a-Day 35: Elyse Weinberg - “Elyse” (Tetragrammaton Records, 1969)

Vinyl-a-Day 35: Elyse Weinberg - “Elyse” (Tetragrammaton Records, 1969)

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Ignored upon release amongst the deluge of psych albums of the late-60s, subsequently forgotten, rediscovered and reissued (mine is an original pressing) in the early-2000s by Elf Power's Andrew Rieger, “Elyse” to me is as good as other acclaimed folk rock albums of the era like “Liege and Lief” or “Five Leaves Left.”
Vinyl-a-Day 34: Nirvana - “The Story of Simon Simopath” (Island, 1967)

Vinyl-a-Day 34: Nirvana - “The Story of Simon Simopath” (Island, 1967)

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No, this is not a lost Kurt Cobaine album, this is the *other* Nirvana. This is a really enjoyable baroque pop/symphonic psychedelic album, credited by many as the first narrative-story record (predating The Pretty Things’ “S.F. Sorrow,” The Kinks’ “Arthur”, etc). 
Science Facts: Listening To Vinyl Makes You More Sexually Attractive

Science Facts: Listening To Vinyl Makes You More Sexually Attractive

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It's true, and if any more proof were needed, our resident scientific advisor Mark Anthony Finch has interviewed the doctors who collected the evidence and turned this urban myth into a scientific fact.

Which Songs About Love Can I Listen To On Valentine's Day?

Which Songs About Love Can I Listen To On Valentine's Day?

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It's Valentine's Day (again) and you know what that means! Our resident romantic and sexual deviant Mark Anthony Finch prepares us for the best and worst that love has to offer us with his latest digital mixtape The Tunnel Of Love, which you can read all about right here! Will you enter his Tunnel Of Love?
Vinyl-a-Day 33: *GUEST POST* Tony Hazzard - Tony Hazzard sings Tony Hazzard (CBS, 1969)

Vinyl-a-Day 33: *GUEST POST* Tony Hazzard - Tony Hazzard sings Tony Hazzard (CBS, 1969)

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Monday is guest day, and my very special guest post this week is from the baroque pop group the Electric Looking Glass - check out their musical recommendation as well as their own music as they’re the real deal, not only in sound but in presentation as well. From the Electric Looking Glass... 
Vinyl-a-Day 32: Nancy Sinatra - Nancy’s Greatest Hits: With a Little Help From Her Friends (Reprise, 1970)

Vinyl-a-Day 32: Nancy Sinatra - Nancy’s Greatest Hits: With a Little Help From Her Friends (Reprise, 1970)

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When she emerged as a solo performer in the early-Sixties, Nancy was little more than girl with a famous daddy and singing hobby. Everything changed in 1966 when enigmatic producer Lee Hazelwood transformed Nancy from mediocre pop singer to swinging-Sixties, “Icon of Cool,” bad ass babe with “These Boots Are Made For Walking.” 

Vinyl-a-Day 31: Mark Levine - Pilgrim’s Progress (Hogfat, 1968)

Vinyl-a-Day 31: Mark Levine - Pilgrim’s Progress (Hogfat, 1968)

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Pretty scarce, private press acid folk-rock album by Mark LeVine from 1968. It’s clear that Levine fancied himself as something along the same lines as “Bringing It All Back Home” era Dylan, the Fairport Convention, Al Stewart and Peter Starstedt. 
Vinyl-a-Day 30: The Peppermint Rainbow - Will You Be Staying After Sunday? (Decca, 1969)

Vinyl-a-Day 30: The Peppermint Rainbow - Will You Be Staying After Sunday? (Decca, 1969)

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Baltimore’s The Peppermint Rainbow are right in the same groove as The Association, Harper’s Bizarre, The Brooklyn Bridge and The Mamas and the Papas - but if I had to more accurately describe their sound it would be Spanky & Our Gang meets The Lemon Pipers. 
Vinyl-a-Day 29: Boyce and Hart - I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite? (A&M, 1968)

Vinyl-a-Day 29: Boyce and Hart - I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite? (A&M, 1968)

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In addition to penning several hits for the Monkees (“Last Train to Clarksville,” "(Theme from) The Monkees”) as well as hits for other artists of the era (“(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone” for Paul Revere & The Raiders, “Come a Little Bit Closer” for Jay and the Americans), Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart had several chart-toppers of their own. 

Vinyl-a-Day 28: The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London Records, 1970)

Vinyl-a-Day 28: The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London Records, 1970)

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With its brooding and beautiful psych-rock sound, Canadian duo The Poppy Family could almost be called the antithesis of The Partridge Family and The Cowsills. 
Vinyl-a-Day 27: *GUEST ENTRY* The Lollipop Shoppe ‎– Just Colour (UNI, 1968)

Vinyl-a-Day 27: *GUEST ENTRY* The Lollipop Shoppe ‎– Just Colour (UNI, 1968)

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Mondays are guest entry day, and for today’s guest entry, my pal Matt Velky - who in real life is a record collecting chef extraordinaire - has shared this beautiful, original pressing of The Lollipop Shoppe’s debut and only LP, “Just Colour.” 
Justin's Embarrassing College-Era Interviews with Ian Whitcomb and Chad & Jeremy

Justin's Embarrassing College-Era Interviews with Ian Whitcomb and Chad & Jeremy

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In addition to a bunch of other crap things, 2020 also brought with it the loss of several music legends. Tonight, I've entered the vaults and dug out the college-era interviews which Eric Jackman and I conducted with 60s legends Ian Whitcomb as well as Chad & Jeremy. Ian passed away in April, 2020 and Chad Stuart followed in December.