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Sublime- Eponymous- 1996 "April 29th, 1992 there was a riot on the streets tell me where were you? You were sitting home watching your t.v. while I was participating in some anarchy." Wow, this was released 20 years ago. I've come to think of this album as one of the bastard children of London Calling. It's a blend of genres that define rebel music yet refine it into this happy, celebratory form with a bittersweet tinge. Sublime is one of those great musical what ifs. What more could they have done? How much further could they have shaped the culture? This final document is a SoCal masterpiece. I don't even want to say anything else about it, if you've never listened to it- then this needs to be part of your summer experience starting now- get on it. 
I have fun memories of this one from being a kid when I first started hanging out with Mark Brown @puck_marrone & Eric Smith @nappyjohnson. This album was the soundtrack to a years worth of wonderful shenanigans which included long late nights, calabash chicken, runaway microphones, & cow tongues in toilets to name a few things among a long list of sins committed. This along with 40 oz to Freedom & Blood Sugar Sex Magick were a few of the only records our motley clique of characters could all agree on, but Sublime in particular never really left the rotation. We'd cruise around in Eric's smoke free white escort with the moon roof down & roll up to someone else's house & they'd be playing it too. It was instant classic. And unlike a few of the other things we were on back in the day, this one still holds up strong. 
#Sublime #SoCal #1996 #Jailhouse #WrongWay #PawnShop #GardenGrove #Santeria #WhatIGot #CaressMeDown #Burritos #SeattleStoners #BradlyNowell #musiclover #vinyl  #vivalavinyl  #vinylcommunity #vinylcollection #records #recordcollector #lettherecordsplay #spintheblackcircle #nowspinning #lunatune #thefreshmaker #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
Sublime- Eponymous- 1996 "April 29th, 1992 there was a riot on the streets tell me where were you? You were sitting home watching your t.v. while I was participating in some anarchy." Wow, this was released 20 years ago. I've come to think of this album as one of the bastard children of London Calling. It's a blend of genres that define rebel music yet refine it into this happy, celebratory form with a bittersweet tinge. Sublime is one of those great musical what ifs. What more could they have done? How much further could they have shaped the culture? This final document is a SoCal masterpiece. I don't even want to say anything else about it, if you've never listened to it- then this needs to be part of your summer experience starting now- get on it. I have fun memories of this one from being a kid when I first started hanging out with Mark Brown @puck_marrone & Eric Smith @nappyjohnson. This album was the soundtrack to a years worth of wonderful shenanigans which included long late nights, calabash chicken, runaway microphones, & cow tongues in toilets to name a few things among a long list of sins committed. This along with 40 oz to Freedom & Blood Sugar Sex Magick were a few of the only records our motley clique of characters could all agree on, but Sublime in particular never really left the rotation. We'd cruise around in Eric's smoke free white escort with the moon roof down & roll up to someone else's house & they'd be playing it too. It was instant classic. And unlike a few of the other things we were on back in the day, this one still holds up strong. #Sublime  #SoCal  #1996  #Jailhouse  #WrongWay  #PawnShop  #GardenGrove  #Santeria  #WhatIGot  #CaressMeDown  #Burritos  #SeattleStoners  #BradlyNowell  #musiclover  #vinyl  #vivalavinyl  #vinylcommunity  #vinylcollection  #records  #recordcollector  #lettherecordsplay  #spintheblackcircle  #nowspinning  #lunatune  #thefreshmaker  #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
When desperate times call for desperate measures..thanks to @999kisw you end up posting your very first selfie, cause thems the rules boss. 
No dice on the SG & PJ fan club presale, & the line at the Paramount box office is already a block long several hours before tickets are even available.  Don't even get me started on the Ticketmaster debacle... THEN oh THEN my mother whom I love & I bribed & I enlisted into online help ironically & coincidently informed me they added another instantly second sold out show while I was making dungeon master like attempts to  secure our way into show numero uno.... big...BIG sighs.... So I make my appeal to the Rock n Roll Halls of the Twin Toasters. In the words of one great galactic princess, @999kisw - you're my only hope. 
#SendMeToTOTD #kisw #kisw999 #HomeOfTheRock #Radio #Contest #TempleOfTheDog #MotherLoveBone #Soundgarden #PearlJam #Seattle  #spintheblackcircle  #lunatune #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
When desperate times call for desperate measures..thanks to @999kisw you end up posting your very first selfie, cause thems the rules boss. No dice on the SG & PJ fan club presale, & the line at the Paramount box office is already a block long several hours before tickets are even available. Don't even get me started on the Ticketmaster debacle... THEN oh THEN my mother whom I love & I bribed & I enlisted into online help ironically & coincidently informed me they added another instantly second sold out show while I was making dungeon master like attempts to secure our way into show numero uno.... big...BIG sighs.... So I make my appeal to the Rock n Roll Halls of the Twin Toasters. In the words of one great galactic princess, @999kisw - you're my only hope. #SendMeToTOTD  #kisw  #kisw999  #HomeOfTheRock  #Radio  #Contest  #TempleOfTheDog  #MotherLoveBone  #Soundgarden  #PearlJam  #Seattle  #spintheblackcircle  #lunatune  #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
Metallica 
Kill 'Em All- July 25, 1983
Ride the Lightning- July 27, 1984 "Life, it seems, will fade away, Drifting further every day, Getting lost within myself, Nothing matters, no one else" 
Crazy to think Metallica's first 2 albums were only a year apart, especially in the context that it has been almost a decade since their last release. This pair of records doesn't do justice (pun pun) to their full sound which they would later rectify in the following decade but the songwriting more than lives up to their album titles. It can't be over explained how *crucial* these records are to heavy metal music. 
Kill Em All was recorded on a shoe string budget in between sleeping on floors & couches subsisting on beer & pizza. After firing original member & future Megadeth frontman Dave Mustsaine the group traded up for guitar prodigy Kirk Hammett & never looked back. Touring behind their debut they began garnering their extremely loyal fan base which led to them getting even better & recording Ride the Lightning which features my favorite Metallica song "Fade to Black." Bass solos, hot shit guitar solos, instrumentals, & songwriting arrangements that are performed with such dramatic precision they could be the soundtrack to brutal medieval war are just a few of the important elements which compose these landmark documents of metal music. 
#Metallica #KillEmAll #1983 #RideTheLightning #1984 #SanFransisco #TheFourHorsemen #SeekandDestroy #ForWhomTheBellTolls #CreepingDeath #FadeToBlack #metalmusic #guitar #musiclover #vinyl #vinyladdict #vinyljunkie #vivalavinyl #vinyligclub #instavinyl #vinylcommunity #vinylcollection #records #recordcollector #lettherecordsplay #spintheblackcircle #nowspinning #lunatune #thefreshmaker #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
Metallica Kill 'Em All- July 25, 1983 Ride the Lightning- July 27, 1984 "Life, it seems, will fade away, Drifting further every day, Getting lost within myself, Nothing matters, no one else" Crazy to think Metallica's first 2 albums were only a year apart, especially in the context that it has been almost a decade since their last release. This pair of records doesn't do justice (pun pun) to their full sound which they would later rectify in the following decade but the songwriting more than lives up to their album titles. It can't be over explained how *crucial* these records are to heavy metal music. Kill Em All was recorded on a shoe string budget in between sleeping on floors & couches subsisting on beer & pizza. After firing original member & future Megadeth frontman Dave Mustsaine the group traded up for guitar prodigy Kirk Hammett & never looked back. Touring behind their debut they began garnering their extremely loyal fan base which led to them getting even better & recording Ride the Lightning which features my favorite Metallica song "Fade to Black." Bass solos, hot shit guitar solos, instrumentals, & songwriting arrangements that are performed with such dramatic precision they could be the soundtrack to brutal medieval war are just a few of the important elements which compose these landmark documents of metal music. #Metallica  #KillEmAll  #1983  #RideTheLightning  #1984  #SanFransisco  #TheFourHorsemen  #SeekandDestroy  #ForWhomTheBellTolls  #CreepingDeath  #FadeToBlack  #metalmusic  #guitar  #musiclover  #vinyl  #vinyladdict  #vinyljunkie  #vivalavinyl  #vinyligclub  #instavinyl  #vinylcommunity  #vinylcollection  #records  #recordcollector  #lettherecordsplay  #spintheblackcircle  #nowspinning  #lunatune  #thefreshmaker  #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
AC/DC 
Highway to Hell- July 27, 1979
Back in Black- July 25, 1980 "She was a fast machine, she kept her motor clean, she was the best damn woman I have ever seen." It's pretty amazing these 2 records came out only a year apart. This is an incredible example of the old adage 'what a difference a year can make.' Highway to Hell was AC/DC's sixth album & the final recording of original singer Bon Scott. Produced by Jimi Hendrix's engineer Eddie Kramer, it ended up becoming their big breakthrough only to find Bon Scott die after a night of heavy drinking 6 months later. 
The band quickly regrouped & recruited singer Brian Johnson & along with new producer Mutt Lange they retreated to the Bahamas to record the seminal Back in Black. It's kind of mind blowing that this is the second best selling album of all time behind only Michael Jackson's Thriller & just ahead of Pink Floyds Dark Side of the Moon. 
While most artists survive by constantly trying to reinvent themselves, no band has been more successful at maintaining the same sound & songwriting approach album after album & these 2 blockbusters are certainly the center pieces of their hard rock discography. 
#ACDC #HighwayToHell #1979 #BonScott #BackInBlack #1980 #BrianJohnson #Australia #AngusYoung #guitar #rocknroll  #classicrock #musiclover #vinyl #vinyladdict #vinyljunkie #vivalavinyl #vinyligclub #instavinyl #vinylcommunity #vinylcollection #records #recordcollector #lettherecordsplay #spintheblackcircle #nowspinning #lunatune #thefreshmaker #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
AC/DC Highway to Hell- July 27, 1979 Back in Black- July 25, 1980 "She was a fast machine, she kept her motor clean, she was the best damn woman I have ever seen." It's pretty amazing these 2 records came out only a year apart. This is an incredible example of the old adage 'what a difference a year can make.' Highway to Hell was AC/DC's sixth album & the final recording of original singer Bon Scott. Produced by Jimi Hendrix's engineer Eddie Kramer, it ended up becoming their big breakthrough only to find Bon Scott die after a night of heavy drinking 6 months later. The band quickly regrouped & recruited singer Brian Johnson & along with new producer Mutt Lange they retreated to the Bahamas to record the seminal Back in Black. It's kind of mind blowing that this is the second best selling album of all time behind only Michael Jackson's Thriller & just ahead of Pink Floyds Dark Side of the Moon. While most artists survive by constantly trying to reinvent themselves, no band has been more successful at maintaining the same sound & songwriting approach album after album & these 2 blockbusters are certainly the center pieces of their hard rock discography. #ACDC  #HighwayToHell  #1979  #BonScott  #BackInBlack  #1980  #BrianJohnson  #Australia  #AngusYoung  #guitar  #rocknroll  #classicrock  #musiclover  #vinyl  #vinyladdict  #vinyljunkie  #vivalavinyl  #vinyligclub  #instavinyl  #vinylcommunity  #vinylcollection  #records  #recordcollector  #lettherecordsplay  #spintheblackcircle  #nowspinning  #lunatune  #thefreshmaker  #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
Temple of the Dog- 1991 "When it's my time to throw the next stone, I'll call you beautiful, if I call at all" 
Today feels like a landmark day for this album. Not only is today the shared birth anniversary of its 2 principal contributors, Chris Cornell & Stone Gossard, but Temple of the Dog today announced their very first, very albeit brief tour! 
Released 25 years ago this year as a project begun by Cornell in response to his best friends death, Mother Love Bone singer Andy Wood. In the aftermath of this tragedy Love Bone guitarist Gossard began assembling what would soon become the legendary Pearl Jam. But before Soundgarden & PJ were to dominate sound systems across the globe, there is this beautiful, understated, & underrated record that is coming to terms with the loss of someone whom all forces involved agreed & believed felt larger than life. Not light hearted by any means & even with the shadow of death looming large, the overall vibe of this record feels like an immense celebration of life. 
Notably this is the first distributed musical release to feature the magic of Mike McCready on guitar & the soul shattering vocals of Eddie Vedder which are found here supporting Cornell on a duet of the album's only single "Hunger Strike". The amazing songs & musicians that back it up are looooooong overdue for an outing but somehow this feels like the perfect time for it to be finally happening. After experiencing even greater triumphs & tragedies they've managed to survive a quarter of a century later still committed to each other, friendships still intact with an integrity & a legacy  that continues to inspire, grow, & make their fans proud.  I hope I'm one of the lucky dogs that gets to experience the culmination of it all in November. Dream come true πŸ’œ
#TempleOfTheDog #1991 #Seattle #25years #StoneGossard #ChrisCornell #AndyWood #MotherLoveBone #Soundgarden #PearlJam #TOTD #HungerStike #ReachDown #CallMeADog #WoodenJesus #musiclover #vinyl #vinyladdict  #vivalavinyl  #instavinyl #vinylcommunity #vinylcollection #records #recordcollector #lettherecordsplay #spintheblackcircle #nowspinning #lunatune #thefreshmaker #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
Temple of the Dog- 1991 "When it's my time to throw the next stone, I'll call you beautiful, if I call at all" Today feels like a landmark day for this album. Not only is today the shared birth anniversary of its 2 principal contributors, Chris Cornell & Stone Gossard, but Temple of the Dog today announced their very first, very albeit brief tour! Released 25 years ago this year as a project begun by Cornell in response to his best friends death, Mother Love Bone singer Andy Wood. In the aftermath of this tragedy Love Bone guitarist Gossard began assembling what would soon become the legendary Pearl Jam. But before Soundgarden & PJ were to dominate sound systems across the globe, there is this beautiful, understated, & underrated record that is coming to terms with the loss of someone whom all forces involved agreed & believed felt larger than life. Not light hearted by any means & even with the shadow of death looming large, the overall vibe of this record feels like an immense celebration of life. Notably this is the first distributed musical release to feature the magic of Mike McCready on guitar & the soul shattering vocals of Eddie Vedder which are found here supporting Cornell on a duet of the album's only single "Hunger Strike". The amazing songs & musicians that back it up are looooooong overdue for an outing but somehow this feels like the perfect time for it to be finally happening. After experiencing even greater triumphs & tragedies they've managed to survive a quarter of a century later still committed to each other, friendships still intact with an integrity & a legacy that continues to inspire, grow, & make their fans proud. I hope I'm one of the lucky dogs that gets to experience the culmination of it all in November. Dream come true πŸ’œ #TempleOfTheDog  #1991  #Seattle  #25years  #StoneGossard  #ChrisCornell  #AndyWood  #MotherLoveBone  #Soundgarden  #PearlJam  #TOTD  #HungerStike  #ReachDown  #CallMeADog  #WoodenJesus  #musiclover  #vinyl  #vinyladdict  #vivalavinyl  #instavinyl  #vinylcommunity  #vinylcollection  #records  #recordcollector  #lettherecordsplay  #spintheblackcircle  #nowspinning  #lunatune  #thefreshmaker  #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
Soundgarden- Down on the Upside- 1996 "And nothing seems to break me, No matter how hard I fall nothing can break me at all, Not one for giving up though not invincible I know" 
Happy birthday to one of the greatest rock vocalists of all time, Seattle's own Chris Cornell! Down on the Upside was released 20 years ago this summer & kind of continues the type of songwriting they began with Superunknown. Where Superunknown simplified (at least in Soundgarden terms) their songwriting approach from previous albums & added beautiful ear candy to the mix, this album simplifies things farther by subtracting the bells & whistles from the production, the band having decided to take care of the recording direction themselves. This would be the last album Soundgarden would make for 16 years before returning with a vengeance on King Animal. 
#ChrisCornell #Soundgarden #DownOnTheUpside #1996 #Seattle #PrettyNoose #prettyhate #BlowUpTheOutsideWorld #TyCobb #birthday #classicalbum #rocknroll #musiclover #vinyl #vinyladdict #vinyljunkie #vivalavinyl #vinyligclub #instavinyl #vinylcommunity #vinylcollection #records #recordcollector #lettherecordsplay #spintheblackcircle #nowspinning #lunatune #thefreshmaker #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
Soundgarden- Down on the Upside- 1996 "And nothing seems to break me, No matter how hard I fall nothing can break me at all, Not one for giving up though not invincible I know" Happy birthday to one of the greatest rock vocalists of all time, Seattle's own Chris Cornell! Down on the Upside was released 20 years ago this summer & kind of continues the type of songwriting they began with Superunknown. Where Superunknown simplified (at least in Soundgarden terms) their songwriting approach from previous albums & added beautiful ear candy to the mix, this album simplifies things farther by subtracting the bells & whistles from the production, the band having decided to take care of the recording direction themselves. This would be the last album Soundgarden would make for 16 years before returning with a vengeance on King Animal. #ChrisCornell  #Soundgarden  #DownOnTheUpside  #1996  #Seattle  #PrettyNoose  #prettyhate  #BlowUpTheOutsideWorld  #TyCobb  #birthday  #classicalbum  #rocknroll  #musiclover  #vinyl  #vinyladdict  #vinyljunkie  #vivalavinyl  #vinyligclub  #instavinyl  #vinylcommunity  #vinylcollection  #records  #recordcollector  #lettherecordsplay  #spintheblackcircle  #nowspinning  #lunatune  #thefreshmaker  #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
Brad- United We Stand- 2012 "When I was a little child at home , When all I wanted was a microphone"

Happy birthday to one of my all time favorite guitarists & song writers Stone Gossard! Stone is of course most well known as a founding member, hell arguably THE founding member of Pearl Jam. Brad is one of many bands Stone has played in his 30+ years music career & the first side project he started after Pearl Jam. 
#StoneGossard #LooseGroove #Brad #UnitedWeStand #Seattle #2012 #PearJam #birthday #guitar #GreenRiver #MotherLoveBone #musiclover #vinyl #vinyladdict #vinyljunkie #vivalavinyl #vinyligclub #instavinyl #vinylcommunity #vinylcollection #records #recordcollector #lettherecordsplay #spintheblackcircle #nowspinning #lunatune #thefreshmaker #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
Brad- United We Stand- 2012 "When I was a little child at home , When all I wanted was a microphone" Happy birthday to one of my all time favorite guitarists & song writers Stone Gossard! Stone is of course most well known as a founding member, hell arguably THE founding member of Pearl Jam. Brad is one of many bands Stone has played in his 30+ years music career & the first side project he started after Pearl Jam. #StoneGossard  #LooseGroove  #Brad  #UnitedWeStand  #Seattle  #2012  #PearJam  #birthday  #guitar  #GreenRiver  #MotherLoveBone  #musiclover  #vinyl  #vinyladdict  #vinyljunkie  #vivalavinyl  #vinyligclub  #instavinyl  #vinylcommunity  #vinylcollection  #records  #recordcollector  #lettherecordsplay  #spintheblackcircle  #nowspinning  #lunatune  #thefreshmaker  #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
Cypress Hill- Black Sunday- 1993. "Pick it, pack it, fire it up, come alooooong,  And take a hit from the boooooong" 
Released 23 years ago today, I've been rocking this all pun intended- stone cold classic since I was kid with a cassette copied from my friends CD. This numbered copy was limited to 5,000 for the 2013 Record Store Day celebration. 
To me this was & still is just as rebellious in spirit as any punk record out there. Believe it or not this album came out during a time when most people only either listened to rap music or they only listened to rock music. You can read between the lines there. But "Insane in the Brain" had so much appeal & I believe the groups championing of cannabis rights also helped them cross over into a larger audience. Much of this album, including the liner notes is dedicated to the love of getting high with the lovely Mary Jane & why anyone should be allowed to have the basic freedom of doing so. Cypress Hill probably pushed the cause like no one since Bob Marley & Willie Nelson. Then along came some cat by the name of name Snoop Doggy Dogg... #CypressHill #BlackSunday #1993 #SoCal #InsaneintheBrain #HitsFromTheBong #IWannaGetHigh #LegalizeIt #RuffHouseRecords #BReal #ProphetsOfRage #rebel #SeattleStoners  #maryjane #cannabis #weed #hiphop #musiclover #vinyl #vinyladdict  #vinylcommunity  #records #recordcollector #lettherecordsplay #spintheblackcircle #nowspinning #lunatune #thefreshmaker #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
Cypress Hill- Black Sunday- 1993. "Pick it, pack it, fire it up, come alooooong, And take a hit from the boooooong" Released 23 years ago today, I've been rocking this all pun intended- stone cold classic since I was kid with a cassette copied from my friends CD. This numbered copy was limited to 5,000 for the 2013 Record Store Day celebration. To me this was & still is just as rebellious in spirit as any punk record out there. Believe it or not this album came out during a time when most people only either listened to rap music or they only listened to rock music. You can read between the lines there. But "Insane in the Brain" had so much appeal & I believe the groups championing of cannabis rights also helped them cross over into a larger audience. Much of this album, including the liner notes is dedicated to the love of getting high with the lovely Mary Jane & why anyone should be allowed to have the basic freedom of doing so. Cypress Hill probably pushed the cause like no one since Bob Marley & Willie Nelson. Then along came some cat by the name of name Snoop Doggy Dogg... #CypressHill  #BlackSunday  #1993  #SoCal  #InsaneintheBrain  #HitsFromTheBong  #IWannaGetHigh  #LegalizeIt  #RuffHouseRecords  #BReal  #ProphetsOfRage  #rebel  #SeattleStoners  #maryjane  #cannabis  #weed  #hiphop  #musiclover  #vinyl  #vinyladdict  #vinylcommunity  #records  #recordcollector  #lettherecordsplay  #spintheblackcircle  #nowspinning  #lunatune  #thefreshmaker  #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
Bestie Boys- Hello Nasty- 1998. "I don't mean to brag, I don't meant to boast, but I'm intercontinental when I eat French toast" 
This is a party record. The Beastie Boys 5th studio album recently celebrates 18 years of joy into the intergalactic sonic-sphere. After spending much of the 90's operating as a jam band while still maintaining their rap & rap/rock roots, though writing their rhymes separately, the Boys Beastie took their approach both back to the past & into the future. 
They got back to basics writing their rhymes together & finishing each other's lines as they did on License to Ill & Pauls Boutique. This unique interplay of personalities really injects the fun into this record. The stylized organ driven jams from Check Your Head & Ill Communication are also present & a bit updated here, but musically they really push their sound & the sound of hip hop into the future with synths & samples bursting from the seems & grooves holding it together. Unfortunately they just don't make em like this anymore. 
#BeastieBoys #HelloNasty #1998 #Brooklyn #NYC #GrandRoyal #Intergalactic #BodyMovin #SuperDiscoBreakin #ThreeMCsAndOneDJ #hiphop #rap #musiclover #vinyl #vinyladdict #vinyljunkie #vivalavinyl #vinyligclub #instavinyl #vinylcommunity #vinylcollection #records #recordcollector #lettherecordsplay #spintheblackcircle #nowspinning #lunatune #thefreshmaker #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
Bestie Boys- Hello Nasty- 1998. "I don't mean to brag, I don't meant to boast, but I'm intercontinental when I eat French toast" This is a party record. The Beastie Boys 5th studio album recently celebrates 18 years of joy into the intergalactic sonic-sphere. After spending much of the 90's operating as a jam band while still maintaining their rap & rap/rock roots, though writing their rhymes separately, the Boys Beastie took their approach both back to the past & into the future. They got back to basics writing their rhymes together & finishing each other's lines as they did on License to Ill & Pauls Boutique. This unique interplay of personalities really injects the fun into this record. The stylized organ driven jams from Check Your Head & Ill Communication are also present & a bit updated here, but musically they really push their sound & the sound of hip hop into the future with synths & samples bursting from the seems & grooves holding it together. Unfortunately they just don't make em like this anymore. #BeastieBoys  #HelloNasty  #1998  #Brooklyn  #NYC  #GrandRoyal  #Intergalactic  #BodyMovin  #SuperDiscoBreakin  #ThreeMCsAndOneDJ  #hiphop  #rap  #musiclover  #vinyl  #vinyladdict  #vinyljunkie  #vivalavinyl  #vinyligclub  #instavinyl  #vinylcommunity  #vinylcollection  #records  #recordcollector  #lettherecordsplay  #spintheblackcircle  #nowspinning  #lunatune  #thefreshmaker  #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
Miles Davis- Sketches of Spain- 1960. 
Released 56 years ago today, this follow up to the timeless Kind of Blue couldn't sound any more different than its predecessor. Where Blue is all kinds of relaxed, cool, calm, & collected- the sounds of Spain can induce low level anxiety if you don't watch out. There's a heavy Southern European vibe here that's at times reminiscent of Ennino Morricone spaghetti western scores that followed later in the decade. Miles Davis in his true artistic style however; never revisited these musical landscapes, always moving on to a different vision. Zach de la Rocha has an amazing line on Run the Jewels second album: "I'm Miles ahead of you- you can sip my bitches brew." As with all Davis records there is no singing present, yet every note & space is filled brilliant lyricism. 
#MilesDavis #SketchesOfSpain #1960 #Illinois #ThePanPiper #ConcertoDeAranjuez #ColumbiaRecords #jazz #milesaheadofyou #musiclover #vinyl #vinyladdict #vinyljunkie #vivalavinyl #vinyligclub #instavinyl #vinylcommunity #vinylcollection #records #recordcollector #lettherecordsplay #spintheblackcircle #nowspinning #lunatune #thefreshmaker #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
Miles Davis- Sketches of Spain- 1960. Released 56 years ago today, this follow up to the timeless Kind of Blue couldn't sound any more different than its predecessor. Where Blue is all kinds of relaxed, cool, calm, & collected- the sounds of Spain can induce low level anxiety if you don't watch out. There's a heavy Southern European vibe here that's at times reminiscent of Ennino Morricone spaghetti western scores that followed later in the decade. Miles Davis in his true artistic style however; never revisited these musical landscapes, always moving on to a different vision. Zach de la Rocha has an amazing line on Run the Jewels second album: "I'm Miles ahead of you- you can sip my bitches brew." As with all Davis records there is no singing present, yet every note & space is filled brilliant lyricism. #MilesDavis  #SketchesOfSpain  #1960  #Illinois  #ThePanPiper  #ConcertoDeAranjuez  #ColumbiaRecords  #jazz  #milesaheadofyou  #musiclover  #vinyl  #vinyladdict  #vinyljunkie  #vivalavinyl  #vinyligclub  #instavinyl  #vinylcommunity  #vinylcollection  #records  #recordcollector  #lettherecordsplay  #spintheblackcircle  #nowspinning  #lunatune  #thefreshmaker  #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
The Flaming Lips- Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots- 2002. "Do You Realize- that you have the most beautiful face
Do You Realize - we're floating in space 
Do You Realize - that happiness makes you cry
Do You Realize - that everyone you know someday will die

And instead of saying all of your goodbyes - let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It's hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world... spinning round" 
This little album that could celebrates 14 years of release on spicy hot orange/red vinyl. I love this record so much, definitely in my top 25. Pretty much everything that matters is on point with this record: the sonics, the songwriting, creativity, production, mix, & overall message- it's all top notch, not to mention a hell of a lot of fun to boot. 
#FlamingLips #YoshimiBattlesthePinkRobots #2002 #OKC #OklahomaCity #colorvinyl #InTheMorningOfTheMagicians #FightTest #AllWeHaveIsNow #EgoTrippingAttheGatesofHell #ItsSummertime #psychedelic #musiclover #vinyl #vinyladdict #vinyljunkie #vivalavinyl #vinyligclub #instavinyl #vinylcommunity #vinylcollection #records #recordcollector #lettherecordsplay #spintheblackcircle #nowspinning #lunatune #thefreshmaker #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
The Flaming Lips- Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots- 2002. "Do You Realize- that you have the most beautiful face Do You Realize - we're floating in space Do You Realize - that happiness makes you cry Do You Realize - that everyone you know someday will die And instead of saying all of your goodbyes - let them know You realize that life goes fast It's hard to make the good things last You realize the sun doesn't go down It's just an illusion caused by the world... spinning round" This little album that could celebrates 14 years of release on spicy hot orange/red vinyl. I love this record so much, definitely in my top 25. Pretty much everything that matters is on point with this record: the sonics, the songwriting, creativity, production, mix, & overall message- it's all top notch, not to mention a hell of a lot of fun to boot. #FlamingLips  #YoshimiBattlesthePinkRobots  #2002  #OKC  #OklahomaCity  #colorvinyl  #InTheMorningOfTheMagicians  #FightTest  #AllWeHaveIsNow  #EgoTrippingAttheGatesofHell  #ItsSummertime  #psychedelic  #musiclover  #vinyl  #vinyladdict  #vinyljunkie  #vivalavinyl  #vinyligclub  #instavinyl  #vinylcommunity  #vinylcollection  #records  #recordcollector  #lettherecordsplay  #spintheblackcircle  #nowspinning  #lunatune  #thefreshmaker  #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
Jay Z- Reasonable Doubt- 1996 "I'm out for dead fucking presidents to represent me" Jay Z's first album was released 20 years ago today. This was a true game changer even though its impact was not immediate. If you love the stories of how great records are made I highly recommend doing a little reading on this one, you will find it very rewarding. One of my favorite stories is the legend of #Biggie & Jay writing & recording their vocals for "Brooklyns Finest", not writing anything down, but rapping from memory. Two lions of the game going at it together.

The first of 3 classic Jay Z albums this is truly the lyrical blueprint for every record he's made after. Here he tells his own story as a young kid from the slums pulling himself up from his bootstraps & compromising his morals to make it on his own. In so many ways it's the story of America. 
This is an #instabrag 1st print & the previous owner must have been an old school DJ seeing as the record has a blue dot sticker to mark the spot. I like the idea of the pre Serato first owner hauling around a record crate & grinding it out like the author of this music was grinding it out to make this. This copy & roughly half my Jay Z collection was given to me by an unnamed stratospheric✈️genius.  #JayZ #ReasonableDoubt #1996 #Brooklyn #NYC #RD20 #NotoriousBIG #CantKnockTheHustle #DeadPresidents #rap #hiphop #musiclover #vinyl #vinyladdict #vinyljunkie #vivalavinyl #vinyligclub #instavinyl #vinylcommunity #vinylcollection #records #recordcollector #lettherecordsplay #spintheblackcircle #nowspinning #lunatune #thefreshmaker #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
Jay Z- Reasonable Doubt- 1996 "I'm out for dead fucking presidents to represent me" Jay Z's first album was released 20 years ago today. This was a true game changer even though its impact was not immediate. If you love the stories of how great records are made I highly recommend doing a little reading on this one, you will find it very rewarding. One of my favorite stories is the legend of #Biggie  & Jay writing & recording their vocals for "Brooklyns Finest", not writing anything down, but rapping from memory. Two lions of the game going at it together. The first of 3 classic Jay Z albums this is truly the lyrical blueprint for every record he's made after. Here he tells his own story as a young kid from the slums pulling himself up from his bootstraps & compromising his morals to make it on his own. In so many ways it's the story of America. This is an #instabrag  1st print & the previous owner must have been an old school DJ seeing as the record has a blue dot sticker to mark the spot. I like the idea of the pre Serato first owner hauling around a record crate & grinding it out like the author of this music was grinding it out to make this. This copy & roughly half my Jay Z collection was given to me by an unnamed stratospheric✈️genius. #JayZ  #ReasonableDoubt  #1996  #Brooklyn  #NYC  #RD20  #NotoriousBIG  #CantKnockTheHustle  #DeadPresidents  #rap  #hiphop  #musiclover  #vinyl  #vinyladdict  #vinyljunkie  #vivalavinyl  #vinyligclub  #instavinyl  #vinylcommunity  #vinylcollection  #records  #recordcollector  #lettherecordsplay  #spintheblackcircle  #nowspinning  #lunatune  #thefreshmaker  #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
George Michael- Faith- 1987- "But I've got to think twice, Before I give my heart away, And I know all the games you play, Because I play them too" Today is George Michael's birthday & the beginning  of pride weekend in Seattle so this is a 2 for 1. Listening to Michaels debut album after Wham will make anyone wanna fuck, regardless of where you're pissing. Considering the lyrical content I can't believe they played the 4 singles from this album regularly to the children of the skating rink where I was an 8 year pimp on 8 wheels...ah the 80's! #GeorgeMichael #Faith #1987 #London #Birthday #GayPride #Seattle #IWantYourSex #FatherFigure #Monkey #musiclover #vinyl #vinyladdict #vinyljunkie #vivalavinyl #vinyligclub #instavinyl #vinylcommunity #vinylcollection #records #recordcollector #lettherecordsplay #spintheblackcircle #nowspinning #lunatune #thefreshmaker #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
George Michael- Faith- 1987- "But I've got to think twice, Before I give my heart away, And I know all the games you play, Because I play them too" Today is George Michael's birthday & the beginning of pride weekend in Seattle so this is a 2 for 1. Listening to Michaels debut album after Wham will make anyone wanna fuck, regardless of where you're pissing. Considering the lyrical content I can't believe they played the 4 singles from this album regularly to the children of the skating rink where I was an 8 year pimp on 8 wheels...ah the 80's! #GeorgeMichael  #Faith  #1987  #London  #Birthday  #GayPride  #Seattle  #IWantYourSex  #FatherFigure  #Monkey  #musiclover  #vinyl  #vinyladdict  #vinyljunkie  #vivalavinyl  #vinyligclub  #instavinyl  #vinylcommunity  #vinylcollection  #records  #recordcollector  #lettherecordsplay  #spintheblackcircle  #nowspinning  #lunatune  #thefreshmaker  #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
Yesterday was rock producer/engineer extraordinaire Brendan O'Brien's birthday. A well known studio wiz, I don't even have some of his best stuff here, who has worked with everyone from: ACDC, Pearl Jam, Rage, Gaslight Anthem, Black Crowes, Danzig, & the Killers producing, engineering, mixing, & performing on their records. Pictured here is a sample smatter of just some of what he's been a part of. #BrendanOBrien #Birthday #recordproducer #engineer #mixmaster #PearlJam #Mastodon #BruceSpringsteen #NeilYoung #Soundgarden #RageAgainstTheMachine #musiclover #vinyl #vinyladdict #vinyljunkie #vivalavinyl #vinyligclub #instavinyl #vinylcommunity #vinylcollection #records #recordcollector #lettherecordsplay #spintheblackcircle #nowspinning #lunatune #thefreshmaker #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
Yesterday was rock producer/engineer extraordinaire Brendan O'Brien's birthday. A well known studio wiz, I don't even have some of his best stuff here, who has worked with everyone from: ACDC, Pearl Jam, Rage, Gaslight Anthem, Black Crowes, Danzig, & the Killers producing, engineering, mixing, & performing on their records. Pictured here is a sample smatter of just some of what he's been a part of. #BrendanOBrien  #Birthday  #recordproducer  #engineer  #mixmaster  #PearlJam  #Mastodon  #BruceSpringsteen  #NeilYoung  #Soundgarden  #RageAgainstTheMachine  #musiclover  #vinyl  #vinyladdict  #vinyljunkie  #vivalavinyl  #vinyligclub  #instavinyl  #vinylcommunity  #vinylcollection  #records  #recordcollector  #lettherecordsplay  #spintheblackcircle  #nowspinning  #lunatune  #thefreshmaker  #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
45 Friday! This past week marked the birth anniversary of singers Lana del Ray & Chino Moreno of the Deftones. I heard Chino celebrated by performing inside a volcano in Iceland. Savage. Lana's single is a Record Store Day limited release featuring remixes of #VideoGames & #BlueJeans. The Deftones are representing #SpecialEd #whitevinyl with the 2010 #RocketSkates and a bside #M83 #remix of the same song. #45Friday #Deftones #LanaDelRay #ChinoMoreno #Birthday #45RPM #vinyl #vinyladdict #vinyljunkie #vivalavinyl #vinyligclub #instavinyl #vinylcommunity #vinylcollection #records #recordcollector #lettherecordsplay #spintheblackcircle #nowspinning #lunatune #thefreshmaker #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
45 Friday! This past week marked the birth anniversary of singers Lana del Ray & Chino Moreno of the Deftones. I heard Chino celebrated by performing inside a volcano in Iceland. Savage. Lana's single is a Record Store Day limited release featuring remixes of #VideoGames  & #BlueJeans . The Deftones are representing #SpecialEd  #whitevinyl  with the 2010 #RocketSkates  and a bside #M83  #remix  of the same song. #45Friday  #Deftones  #LanaDelRay  #ChinoMoreno  #Birthday  #45RPM  #vinyl  #vinyladdict  #vinyljunkie  #vivalavinyl  #vinyligclub  #instavinyl  #vinylcommunity  #vinylcollection  #records  #recordcollector  #lettherecordsplay  #spintheblackcircle  #nowspinning  #lunatune  #thefreshmaker  #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
Soundtrack Sunday- Gridlock'd Motion Picture Soundtrack- 1997. "Got me up against the fence, Back against the wall, Get to actin' like a fool, If ain't no justice for the Dogg" This past week marked the birth anniversary of one of the most prolific artists of all time, Tupac Shakur. The posthumous soundtrack & film both feature the legendary rapper & actor. The movie itself is actually pretty solid & focuses on the hilarious hijinks of 2 best friend heroin addicts in love with same girl & on the run from gangsters. The soundtrack itself is not as great & unfortunately features none of the film score by Police drummer Stuart Copeland.  This Death Row Records sanctioned release  however does feature a reunion with Snoop Dogg on the duet track "Wanted Dead or Alive" which is a sequel of sorts to " 2 of Amerikas Most Wanted" #SoundtrackSunday #Tupac #2Pac #Gridlockd #1997 #SnoopDogg #StuartCopeland #LadyofRage #hiphop #raplegend #musiclover #poet #vinyl #vinyladdict #vivalavinyl #vinylcommunity #vinylcollection #records #recordcollector #lettherecordsplay #spintheblackcircle #nowspinning #lunatune #thefreshmaker #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
Soundtrack Sunday- Gridlock'd Motion Picture Soundtrack- 1997. "Got me up against the fence, Back against the wall, Get to actin' like a fool, If ain't no justice for the Dogg" This past week marked the birth anniversary of one of the most prolific artists of all time, Tupac Shakur. The posthumous soundtrack & film both feature the legendary rapper & actor. The movie itself is actually pretty solid & focuses on the hilarious hijinks of 2 best friend heroin addicts in love with same girl & on the run from gangsters. The soundtrack itself is not as great & unfortunately features none of the film score by Police drummer Stuart Copeland. This Death Row Records sanctioned release however does feature a reunion with Snoop Dogg on the duet track "Wanted Dead or Alive" which is a sequel of sorts to " 2 of Amerikas Most Wanted" #SoundtrackSunday  #Tupac  #2Pac  #Gridlockd  #1997  #SnoopDogg  #StuartCopeland  #LadyofRage  #hiphop  #raplegend  #musiclover  #poet  #vinyl  #vinyladdict  #vivalavinyl  #vinylcommunity  #vinylcollection  #records  #recordcollector  #lettherecordsplay  #spintheblackcircle  #nowspinning  #lunatune  #thefreshmaker  #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
Single Sunday- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis- Make the Money- 2012 "Make the money, don't let the money make you, change the game don't let the game change you" Thanks to the album this song was released on, Macklemore has a lot of money to enjoy on his birthday today. Those lyrics were written before becoming a superstar & it's fair to say that all of the above & the opposite has happened to Macklemore since he wrote them. By self releasing his music he certainly cut out a lot of middlemen but some of the Dr Pepper & Calvin Klein ads seemed to be questionable money grabs. By self releasing his music & blowing up he was definitely able to change the game to his benefit but then let the game change him by weakening & watering down his music in response to "white washing" backlash. Macklemore is an iconic Seattle figure & I hope he makes music as good as this song again. #Macklemore #macklemoreandryanlewis #MaketheMoney #Seattle #SingleSunday #45 #7" #rap #hiphop #vinyl #vinyladdict #vinyligclub #vinyljunkie #vivalavinyl #instavinyl #vinylcommunity #vinylcollection #records #recordcollector #lettherecordsplay #spintheblackcircle #nowspinning #lunatune #thefreshmaker #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
Single Sunday- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis- Make the Money- 2012 "Make the money, don't let the money make you, change the game don't let the game change you" Thanks to the album this song was released on, Macklemore has a lot of money to enjoy on his birthday today. Those lyrics were written before becoming a superstar & it's fair to say that all of the above & the opposite has happened to Macklemore since he wrote them. By self releasing his music he certainly cut out a lot of middlemen but some of the Dr Pepper & Calvin Klein ads seemed to be questionable money grabs. By self releasing his music & blowing up he was definitely able to change the game to his benefit but then let the game change him by weakening & watering down his music in response to "white washing" backlash. Macklemore is an iconic Seattle figure & I hope he makes music as good as this song again. #Macklemore  #macklemoreandryanlewis  #MaketheMoney  #Seattle  #SingleSunday  #45  #7 " #rap  #hiphop  #vinyl  #vinyladdict  #vinyligclub  #vinyljunkie  #vivalavinyl  #instavinyl  #vinylcommunity  #vinylcollection  #records  #recordcollector  #lettherecordsplay  #spintheblackcircle  #nowspinning  #lunatune  #thefreshmaker  #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
Jimi Hendrix- Live at Monterey- 1967 "Wild thang, you make my heart sang, you make everythang....groooovy" Yesterday was the 49th anniversary of one of the most iconic & legendary performances of all time. June 18th 1967 was the American concert debut of the Jimi Hendrix Experience at the Monterey Pop Festival alongside acts such as Otis Redding & the Who. As the story goes Pete Townsend & Hendrix were arguing backstage of who (pun pun) would play first as neither wanted to follow the other onstage. Jimi had taken some LSD & went out first. The crowd of course was mesmerized as the world had never seen anything like this. At the end of the show he destroys his guitar, pulls out some lighter fluid, & proceeds to torch it. Almost half a century later that shits still blowing minds. #JimiHendrix #Monterey #Seattle #1967 #guitargod #musicgenius #PurpleHaze #LikeARollingStone #PeteTownsend #areyouexperienced #lsd #vinyl #vinyladdict #vinyljunkie #vivalavinyl #vinyligclub #instavinyl #vinylcommunity #vinylcollection #records #recordcollector #lettherecordsplay #spintheblackcircle #nowspinning #lunatune #thefreshmaker #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
Jimi Hendrix- Live at Monterey- 1967 "Wild thang, you make my heart sang, you make everythang....groooovy" Yesterday was the 49th anniversary of one of the most iconic & legendary performances of all time. June 18th 1967 was the American concert debut of the Jimi Hendrix Experience at the Monterey Pop Festival alongside acts such as Otis Redding & the Who. As the story goes Pete Townsend & Hendrix were arguing backstage of who (pun pun) would play first as neither wanted to follow the other onstage. Jimi had taken some LSD & went out first. The crowd of course was mesmerized as the world had never seen anything like this. At the end of the show he destroys his guitar, pulls out some lighter fluid, & proceeds to torch it. Almost half a century later that shits still blowing minds. #JimiHendrix  #Monterey  #Seattle  #1967  #guitargod  #musicgenius  #PurpleHaze  #LikeARollingStone  #PeteTownsend  #areyouexperienced  #lsd  #vinyl  #vinyladdict  #vinyljunkie  #vivalavinyl  #vinyligclub  #instavinyl  #vinylcommunity  #vinylcollection  #records  #recordcollector  #lettherecordsplay  #spintheblackcircle  #nowspinning  #lunatune  #thefreshmaker  #πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ