The Moondoggies – Adiós I’m a Ghost 

When was the last time that you bought an album without knowing a single thing about it?  Have you ever gambled on a record? I consider the money I earn from donating plasma to be free money, so I like to roll the dice on records because I have nothing to lose.  This album is…

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Pendulum 

Do you ever get together with friends and talk music?  Do you ever find yourself lost when they start talking about a very well known band, but you really don’t know much about them?  Can you admit it when that happens or do you just nod and go along with it? I’ll be honest and…

Highly Suspect – Mister Asylum 

Have you ever thought that you were up to date on trends only to find that you were way behind the curve?  Highly Suspect came to Atlanta not too long ago and I used my radio contacts to score free tickets.  I thought that I would get to see a new band before many people…

Elvis Presley – Elvis’ Golden Records

You know how certain songs or albums can cause your mind to flood with vivid memories?  This album does that very thing to me. I had a copy of this album on CD when I was in high school.  As soon as I see the cover art and hear the music I immediately think of…

Thee Tsunamis – Saturday Night Sweetheart

What traits in a woman get you every time?  For me it’s the over abundance of confidence.  There is just something incredibly sexy about a woman with lots of self confidence and there’s no better place to find that than all girl rock bands. So, when I saw these ladies on the cover of this…

Chuck Berry – St. Louie To Frisco To Memphis

Chuck! Chuck, it’s Marvin. Your cousin, Marvin Berry. You know that new sound you’re looking for? Well, listen to this! I don’t know about you, but I did not get this reference in Back to the Future until I was much older than I’d like to admit. Chuck Berry is one of those artists that I…

Rival Sons – Hollow Bones

Do you find yourself gravitating to a certain sound?  As much as I try to tell myself that my musical tastes are diverse and that my vinyl collection spans all genres the truth is that the majority of my records fall into one category: blues rock. Hollow Bones is a model blues rock album.  It sounds…

OFF! – Wasted Years

Have you ever been in the mood to smack a tourist in the face with your skateboard as your ride down the boardwalk in Long Beach?  Well, just in case that urge comes over you, this is your soundtrack for such an occasion. Wasted Years is hardcore punk.  It is fast, heavy, and meant to…

Randall Bramblett – Devil Music

Have you ever bought an album strictly because of the record label?  I see advertisement inserts boasting other artists on the label all the time when I buy records from an indie label.  I know that it is not a new thing because I have seen the same types of ads inside of Elvis albums….

Reverend Horton Heat – Hardscrabble Woman/Lying To Myself

I am sure that there is at least one artist out there that, no matter what they record, you are always a fan of their work.  I feel that way about many artists.  Jack White, Norah Jones, and Slipknot to name a few.  Reverend Horton Heat is on that list as well.  They could record…

Hank III – Rebel Within

One of my goals in life is to build a vinyl collection that will be exciting to the people who come to the eventual estate sale after I die.  I have been to plenty of estate sales that boast a “large vinyl collection” only to find the same old crap over and over.  I don’t…