The Dark Horses - Road to Nowhere (Talking Heads cover)
Happy cover Friday, kids.
Boogarins - Lucifernandis
Brazilian and inclined towards psychedelia, but if that makes you think “tropicalia” you might just think again. To my ears these guys bring less Os Mutantes and more, say, Byrds or mid-era Beatles. In Portuguese.
They’re playing Glasslands later this month, definitely on the list.
Source: SoundCloud / BURGER RECORDS
For some reason this didn’t go this morning, but better late than never:
3 Feet High and Rising, released on March 3, 1989: 25 years ago today.
In the late ’80s and early ’90s my focus was generally music that fell under the “punk” or “college rock” umbrellas. it took a while for me to pay real attention to hip hop, and there were a lot of people in that boat with me. But by 1991, all of us — every single one — owned this record, which sat in a pile of frequently played records, somewhere close to Public Enemy’s Nation of Millions and Fear of a Black Planet.
Now that I think about it, I’m pretty sure that my small, liberal arts college in the Pacific Northwest issued me copies of those three CDs [along with Legend, of course] when I enrolled.
And a reminder: the company is not yet five years old.
yeah, a billion is pretty cool.