Steve Miller Band – Fly Like An Eagle

How many times do you find yourself flipping past the same old albums in the used vinyl bin?  It seems like every single record store has the same stuff filling up the used vinyl; it is the hay in the way of you finding that needle.   Have you ever considered that the reason all…

Shooter Jennings – The Other Life

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where instead of making a decision you respond with “just give me all of them”?  That happened to me when I saw Shooter Jennings; I couldn’t decide what album to buy, so I bought copies of all of the vinyl they had for sale. Shooter Jennings is…

Ghost – If You Have Ghost

When I was in middle school I had a bout with nightmares after watching a Christian documentary called Hell’s Bells: The Dangers of Rock ‘N’ Roll. It was all about how rock n roll music is going to send you to Hell and it scared the ever living shit out of me. There is no…

Whiskey Myers – Mud

Do you believe in time travel?  Even just a little?  The fact that Whiskey Myers exists in 2016 and not in 1977 is pretty strong evidence that time travel is possible. This band would fit right in being on tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Allman Brothers, et al. Mud is southern rock…

Ray Lamontagne – Supernova/Pick Up A Gun

Do you ever hear a song and it immediately makes you think of another?  Me too, but what drives me crazy is when I can’t think of the other song it reminds me of.   Supernova was a Record Store Day exclusive 45rpm in 2014.  Apparently it did not sell well for Sweet Melissa Records in Marietta,…

Shooter Jennings – Countach (For Giorgio)

Do you ever buy albums simply to use their covers as decoration?  It is a popular practice because so much effort has been put into designing the album covers that many of them are truly works of art.  If you are looking for a kick ass 80s style album to frame, look no further than…

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors- Live at the Ryman

How do you discover new music?  The radio?  Friends?  Reddit?  Recommendations at the record store? Ever discovered a new band while checking out a girl?  I did.  I found myself staring at one of the cute girls at work wearing a tight t-shirt and noticed the words “Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors” stretched across her…

Foo Fighters

When you think about classic rock what artists come to mind?  Led Zeppelin, The Who, Cream, et al. are the usual suspects, but would you even dare to consider a band like *gasp* Foo Fighters?   Here is why I propose such a “ridiculous” idea: Foo Fighters is 21 years old.  It could be in college;…

Butch Walker – Stay Gold

How many albums in your collection are from artists that most people don’t know?  How many times have you wished that the general public would fall in love with that artist simply because they deserve the recognition?  That is how I feel about Butch Walker.   Butch is from the same area of Northwest Georgia…

Slightly Stoopid – Chronchitis

You may not buy records blindly, but I highly recommend it.  I love buying an album without knowing any details.  There is something fun and exciting about putting it on the turntable and waiting for that first song to start.   Slightly Stoopid is a band that I’ve only heard of; I had never heard…

Elvis – C’mon Everybody

How many albums have you bought that, if you are being honest with yourself, you don’t really need?  I am sure there are more than a few in your collection that you purchased because the album just happened to be there.  This is one of those purchases for me.   I love Elvis.  He is…

Merle Haggard – My Farewell To Elvis

How often are you surprised by what you find while you are digging through albums at your local record store?   There has been so much music recorded and released that none of us can be expected to know about everything.  That is why I enjoy finding albums like My Farewell to Elvis. I had…