(Stax STS2006, January 1969)
New to the bins at Lost & Found Records, today’s featured “InStore” is the soundtrack to the film Uptight.
Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, Booker T. & the M.G.s initially came together to provide backing music for recording artists on the Stax label. They were propelled to the top of the charts in their own right with an organ riff they came up with between sessions one day. That riff became “Green Onions” (1962).
In 1968 Booker T. Jones was asked to score the … Continue
Record Store Day is coming up fast! WE’RE SO EXCITED!
And we’re thrilled that The Shazam is pressing a limited-edition vinyl “Best of…” exclusively for Record Store Day at Lost & Found.
Thanks to Johnny Hicks for the super fab artwork on the poster and t-shirt.
It’s going to be an awesome day!
We look forward to seeing y’all.
(Sundazed reissue BR 119, 2000)
Nashville… the land-locked home of country music. Not a hotbed for surf and hotrod-influenced rock ‘n roll. And yet, Nashville produced some of the coolest surf/hotrod sounds of the ’60s in Ronny and the Daytonas.
The band was built around John Wilkin, who’s mother was Marijohn Wilkin, a successful Nashville songwriter. He wrote the first single, “G.T.O.,” while still in high school. Thru family connections he picked up a publishing deal and cut the tune with local Nashville studio musicians. The tune made it … Continue
(National General Records NG-2000, 1969)
Formed in 1969 by guitar slingers Leigh Stephens (recently from Blue Cheer) and Mick Waller (recently from the Jeff Beck Group), Silver Metre was a short-lived San Francisco rock band and this self-titled LP is their only release. The band also included bassist/keyboardist Pete Sears, who went on to play on several classic Rod Stewart albums (including Gasoline Alley and Every Picture Tells a Story) and was a member of both Jefferson Airplane and Starship. Jack Reynolds was the vocalist.
Recorded at … Continue
Magic Christian Music
(Apple ST-3364 (U.S.), 1970)
They were supposed to be the next Beatles. They had everything going for them: signed to Apple Records in 1968, the McCartney-penned tune “Come and Get It” put them on the map. They shoulda been huge.
But ’70s power pop band Badfinger was star-crossed. The relationship with Apple disintegrated as the label crumbled. A disastrous contract with Warner and an unscrupulous manager tore the band apart and led to the suicide of songwriter and front man Pete Ham in 1975 at the age … Continue
(Chrysalis Records, CHR 1207, 1978)
Cleveland, Ohio, band Pere Ubu coined the term avant-garage to describe their raw, avant-garde sound. But, what initially was a joke on music journalists, actually turned out to be a pretty appropriate description. Punk, but not punk; new wave, but not new wave; garage rock, but not garage rock; industrial, but not industrial; Pere Ubu took all these styles and twisted them into a unique, arty, dissonant sound of decay with an emphasis on paranoia, angst-filled, dark lyrics.
Released in 1978, Dub Housing… Continue