Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Moby Grape Re-issues

Moby Grape's first three albums are out today. All three will be released on cd(Stereo) with bonus material as well as on vinyl(Mono). Their first album is a must have. Sundazed is the label putting out these albums. If you buy them at there site you get some kinda deal. Might be worth checking out. Definitely get the first album self titled. It's the way to go. They will be releasing the rest of their albums in November.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Eduardo Mateo - Mateo Solo Bien Se Lame

What can I say about this record other than I truly love it. Nice, simple, clean and a hundred percent beautiful. The album was released in 1972. Vocals, guitar, and lite percussion. It is just a pure joy to listen to. It has a bit of a rough kinda one take feel to it. With count offs, and slating out song titles, couple of false starts. But that doesn't mean the production is bad, it is quite the opposite, it's amazing. I honestly know very little about Eduardo Mateo. So, here is a brief writeup taken from Wikipedia.

Eduardo Mateo (1940-1990) was a Uruguayan singer, songwriter, guitarist and arranger. He played a key role in the development of the modern Uruguayan pop music mixing rock, jazz, bossa nova, and local rhythms like candombe, in a similar way than Brazilian Tropicalismo. Musicians like Argentinian songwriter Juana Molina orAcademy Award winners Jorge Drexler and Gustavo Sataolalla cited Mateo as a big influence. Artists like Pedro Azner, Milton Nascimento or Leon Gieco have covered his songs.

Hope you dig this as much as I do.

Eduardo Mateo - Mateo Solo Bien Se Lame 1972