[Music] Soyol Erdene – Soyol Erdene (1981)

Mongolia isn’t a place one thinks of when collectors talk about psychedelic music, but that’s exactly what Soyol Erdene, Mongolia’s cultural jewel (that’s what the name translates into) provide.  They mix a light psychedelic sound with elements of Merseybeat and folk rock.  A strange, but very satisfying, blend of genres.


[Music] Bob Dylan – Murder Most Foul

Bob Dylan has outlasted everyone.  It must be quite heavy to be the man who influenced almost everyone of note, and to watch so many of these acolytes pass away.  Yet Bob still manages to release good music, and this nearly 17-minute opus proves it.

Thanks to Jeff for letting me know about this.  It was worth every minute.


[Music] Gordon Lightfoot – If You Could Read My Mind

Old age must be kicking in, as I’m now into listening to 1970 AM Radio classics light Gordon Lightfoot’s gem.

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[Music] Caetano Veloso – Qualquer Coisa

Sublime Sunday listening, provided by Caetano Veloso.

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[Music] Rodriguez – Sugar Man

Sixto Rodriguez’s story is a pretty incredible one. A Mexican-American folk singer from Detroit who didn’t sell too many albums, but did manage to have a good tour of Australia, and then fell into obscurity, or so he thought. He ended up outselling Elvis Presley in South Africa, and fans from there hunted him down. The movie Searching For Sugar Man documents his rise, fall, and rise back to popularity.

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[Sample] J. Mascis – Fade Into You

J. Mascis, guitarist and singer of Dinosaur Jr., has a venerable tradition of covering songs in an incredibly pleasant, heartfelt way. For Valentine’s Day Eve, we present you with a rather tender cover of Mazzy Star’s sumptuous single.

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[Video] Teller Bunte Knete – Frieden

I am ever-grateful for having friends who turn me onto new, weird, freaky stuff daily. I’m in awe of such people who can hip me to something rather amazing, like this group from Germany. Hippie-folk at its finest, with a rocking edge.

For more on Teller Bunte Knete, check out their Wikipedia profile.