Albums and All That, Starting with the letter L as in Lima, and some that begin with the letter M as in Mike


Jun 23 2021 • 1 hr 5 mins

Boots Randolph [00:26] "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" Love Songs for a Late Evening Columbia House 1P 6114 1974 That's right, the man who brought us "Yakety Sax" brings us the Kern and Harbach classic. Swans [03:45] "Love Will Tear Us Apart (Black Version)" Love Will Tear Us Apart Caroline Records CAROL 1454 1988 The Jarboe version of the Joy Division classic, engineered by the excellent Wharton Tiers. Cocteau Twins [07:39] "Love's Easy Tears" Love's Easy Tears 4AD BAD 610 1986 Title track from one of the many Cocteau Twins EPs. The Cure [11:16] "The Love Cats (Extended Version)" The Love Cats Fiction Records ficsx 19 1983 Evidently this was a throw-away song by Smith. Not too shabby if that's the case. Guitar Wolf [16:57] "Loverock" Loverock Narnack Records NCK 7020 2004 The jet-rockers blast off with this title track from their 2004 Narnack release on gold vinyl. New Order [20:11] "Face Up" Low-Life Qwest Records 1-25289 1985 My favorite track from New Order's third studio album. The concert video Pumped Full of Drugs that was made around this time contains an excellent version of this song. Terry Allen [25:12] "Truckload of Art" Lubbock (On Everything) Paradise of Bachelors PoB-27 2016 That'll show them high-falutin' New York artists. Terry is accompanied by such luminaries as Ponty Bone, Joe Ely, and Lloyd Maines. Originally released on Fate Records in 1979. Tim Cohen [30:34] "Bedfellows" Luck Man Sinderlyn LYN-024 2017 Another excellent solo outing from San Francisco's own Tim Cohen Cocteau Twins [34:25] "Feathers-Oar-Blades" Lullabies 4AD BAD 213 1982 Some very angular material from an EP that followed close on the heels of their debut album Garlands. André Kostelantez and his Orchestra [38:51] "Manuel de Falla: Spanish Dance (from La vida breve)" The Lure of Spain Columbia CL 943 1957 A little trip to Spain from the Russian-born American conductor. It makes for a pretty lively number when you accidentally record it at 45rpm! Johnny Mandel & Various [41:07] "Going Home" MAS*H (Original Soundtrack Recording) Columbia Masterworks OS 3520 1970 And that's pretty much how you handle Altman-esque overlapping dialogue for a soundtrack. Ella Fitzgerald with the Paul Smith Quartet [44:41] "Mack the Knife" Mack the Knife - Ella in Berlin Verve MG VS-64041 1960 (1967 repress) Now that is how you improvise. Malcolm McLaren [51:28] "Madam Butterfly" Madam Butterfly Island Records 0-96915 1984 A 12" single from Malcolm's attempt to fuse contemporary R&B with opera. Syd Barrett [57:53] "Gigolo Aunt" The Madcap Laughs/Barrett Capitol Records SABB-11314 1983 Excellent double record compilation of the two solo Barrett albums. Syd is joined by bandmates David Gilmour on bass, and Richard Wright on keys. Music behind the DJ: "My Sweet Lord" by Terry Baxter and his Orchestra