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Various Artists - Love's A Real Thing: World Psychedelic Classics Vol. 3

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon - exclamations worthy of James Brown 1 teaspoon - African sounds not entirely unlike King Sunny Ade 2 cups - Funky drums 1 cup - Congas 1/2 cup - Super soul saxophone A pinch of - Father Yod-style psychedelic madness A dash of greasy funky organs that will blow your mind Blend well. Oh christ, I'm making myself hungry with this writing gimmick. David Byrne continues ...

Smog - A River Ain't Too Much To Love

As the title may suggest, this is a river concept album with a deep Appalachian twang. Wry humor, old-timey fiddles, he even manages to thrown in a y’all, and a dang, this is a charming and funny new album from Bill Callahan. I got into Smog through 1993's Julius Caesar and stuck with him through Burning Kingdom, Wild Love, Kicking A Couple Around, and The Doctor Came at Dawn. It was around the time of Kicking that I had the fortune of seeing Bill and Cat Power at the old Sta...

Neil Hamburger - Great Moments At Di Pressa s Pizza House

Great Moments at Di Pressa's Pizza House, the new album from America's Funnyman Neil Hamburger opens with some classic Hamburger bombs - terrible swipes at Mick Jagger, Robin Williams and Madonna punctuated by lengthy silences and throat-clearing. Great Moments is a concept album about Di Pressa's Pizza House. Through interviews, anecdotes and historical recordings, it chronicles the story of a pizza parlor both loved and hated by staff and customers alike. In typical Hambur...