Monday, June 14, 2010
MONSTERS Warner Bros. 1979 2 LP Sampler
By 1979, Warner Brothers Records wasn't half the men they used to be. Zappa left the label on bad terms, The Kinks were gone and Alice Cooper was way too Hollywood. Now we're talking Doobies, George Benson, Randy Crawford and Rickie Lee Mitchell, I mean Joni Lee Jones, I mean RICKIE LEE JONES.
But I think you should still listen to this double platter especially if you've never heard Ashford & Simpson's "It Seems To Hang On" which is an amazing tune underneath it's disco disguise.
George Harrison is represented here by a Beatles "White Album" outtake that surfaced on his self-titled 1979 album. Bob Marley tears up a live version of "Stir It Up" and Van Halen sound like a breath of fresh air amongst all this Burbank boredom. Just like it did then!
Rickie Lee Jones: Danny's All-Star Joint
The Doobie Brothers: Here to Love You
Osiris: What's the Use?
Ashford & Simpson: It Seems to Hang On
George Benson: Livin' Inside Your Love
Lowell George: Can't Stand the Rain
Randy Crawford: I Stand Accused
George Harrison: Not Guilty
Bob Marley and the Wailers: Stir It Up
Gary Wright: Love's Awake Inside
Kate & Anna McGarrigle: NaCl
Van Halen: Dance the Night Away
Mary Russell: Heart of Fire
Inner Circle: Everything is Great
Chaka Khan: Sleep On It
Gino Soccio: Dance to Dance
American Standard Band: Got What It Takes
Wornell Jones: Lay It on the Line
Tin Huey: Hump Day
Alice Cooper: From the Inside
Michael Franks: Underneath the Apple Tree
The Roches: We
This is my last LOSS LEADERS Warner Brothers sampler I have in my collection at this time. Donations welcome (analog or digital!). Thanks for enjoying.
MONSTERS Disc 1 (Sides 1 & 2):
MONSTERS Disc 2 (Sides 3 & 4):