Darkthrone – Transilvanian Hunger

Have you ever had the desire to eat a baby?  Hold a Satanic ritual?  Go on a murderous rampage after sitting in 5 o’clock traffic?   I think I found your soundtrack. Transilvanian Hunger is one of those albums that I would never consider buying if I was paying with my own money, but since…

Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide To Earth

You know that friend who tells those great stories that you love to listen to even though you’re not quite sure what he is talking about all the time? I don’t know anything about boats, but I enjoy hearing the stories in the songs on this album.    Sturgill Simpson is a leader in the…

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear – Live at Grimey’s

We all need to call our mom more often.  If she’s around, call her or go see her because you know that she would love to talk to you. Madisen Ward doesn’t just regularly see his mama, he started a band with her.    Live at Grimey’s was a limited Record Store Day release and was…

Rob Zombie – Well, Everybody’s Fucking In A U.F.O.

How many times do you get the chance to buy an album with hardcore alien porn on the cover?   I bought this EP on Record Store Day simply for the weird artwork.  I am not going to display it, but having it in my collection helps me keep my status as that one uncle…

Monster Truck – Furiosity

Do you find yourself struggling to discover new music?  Do the radio stations in your town play the same old artists over and over and make it difficult to learn about different bands?   I have the same problem.  I have to force myself to spend time looking for new stuff or I am just…

Buddy Miller – Cayamo: Sessions at Sea

Do you ever get really excited about learning something new only to find that no one in your life cares?  That is what happened to me when I discovered this album; specifically, when I learned that Nikki Lane sings a song on this album.  I had no one to tell that would care. If you…

Third Man Records Vault #27 – Live at the Gold Dollar

Have you ever been at a rock show in a small club and thought to yourself “these guys are going to do something someday”? I am sure that thought went through the heads of many people who frequented the Gold Dollar in Detroit in the late 90s.   This package from the Third Man Records…

The Runaways – Live in Japan

Imagine being just out of high school and having an entire nation looking to you for inspiration.  That is what happened to The Runaways.   In the US they were fresh-faced teenage girls playing rock n roll, but in Japan they were a symbol for the oppressed women of that nation that self expression and…

Margo Price – Midwest Farmer’s Daughter

Do you ever daydream about time travel?  Do you wish that you had a TARDIS, DeLorean, or a Time-Turner?  When and where would you go? First, I would stop by my high school years to give myself some love advice and then I would be off to experience the great music of the past.  One…

Black Stone Cherry – Kentucky 

Do you ever wonder what music would sound like if hair metal and grunge never happened?  Do you wish that the Southern Rock of the 70s lived on today? Well, it does and it comes in the form of Black Stone Cherry.  You can draw a straight line from Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker, ZZ Top, The…