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154. Quicksilver Messenger Service – Happy Trails

154. Quicksilver Messenger Service – Happy Trails

It doesn’t take much to win me over, and a side-long psychedelic trip through Bo Diddley’s “Who Do You Love?” will do nicely, ta. Now, granted, on this album there’s not much left of the original track, but for the 26 raucous minutes this one belts out on Side A,...
152. Elvis Presley – From Elvis in Memphis

152. Elvis Presley – From Elvis in Memphis

The sixties never really swung for Elvis. After his brief but totally kicking return from Army duty, he soon buggered off into a lot of very shitty movies and by the end of the decade, it seemed like his career was pretty much finished. Most of his fans had tuned in...
151. Dusty Springfield – Dusty in Memphis

151. Dusty Springfield – Dusty in Memphis

On a grim January morning*, where I’m filled with flu and a monster writers’ block with this blog, it was always going to be Dusty that broke me out of the funk. “Dusty in Memphis” is a delightful, comforting album, which is somewhat ironic considering its...
150. Nick Drake – Five Leaves Left

150. Nick Drake – Five Leaves Left

I’m sure I’m not the only one who originally came to discover Nick Drake in a desperate attempt to impress some young lady. After all, despite (because of?) his death aged just 26 from an overdose of antidepressants, he’s grown a cult following over the years, his...