Albums and All That, Starting with the letter S as in Sierra, Part 3


December 17th, 2023

59 mins 49 secs

Season 5

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Barbra Streisand [00:20]
"The Christmas Song"
Seasons Greetings from Barbra Streisand... and Friends
Columbia Special Products CSS 1075 1969
Babs takes things in a particularly saccharine direction, but I suppose not every version can be the Nat King Cole Trio.

Rockpile [04:25]
Seconds of Pleasure
Columbia JC 36886 1980
The iconic album from the band that until this point has backed solo efforts from Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds knock it out of the park on their only release as Rockpile. Guitarist Billy Bremnar steps up to take the lead vocals on this snappy number.

Pavement [07:00]
The Secret History, Volume 1 (1990-1992)
Matador OLE-1064-1 2015
A compilation from a few years ago of early Pavement material. This one is a live version of one of my favorite Pavement songs, performed at Brixton Academy in London on December 14, 1992. Years later Los Campesinos! would win my musical heart with their version of this song.

The Fresh & Onlys [10:21]
"Do You Believe in Destiny"
Secrets Walls
Sacred Bones Records SBR-056 2011
Always love that big spacey sound Wymond Miles brings with his guitar.

Peter Gabriel [14:53]
"Shock the Monkey"
Geffen Records XGHS 2011 1982
If you ask Peter Gabriel what this album is titled, he will likely say "Peter Gabriel", like his previous 3 solo efforts. If you ask Geffen Records what this album is called, they will say "Security". The more you know.

The Seeds [20:16]
"Can't Seem to Make You Mine"
The Seeds
GNP Crescendo GNP 2023 1966
A top notch side 1, track 1 from these garage rock progenitors featuring the one and only Sky Saxon.

Eigenlicht [23:19]
"There Lies Already the Shadow of Annihilation"
Self-Annihilating Consciousness
Gilead Media Relic94 2018
Blackened metal from up Olympia WA way. A brief intro into this epic album. If it sounds like something that you might be interested in, definitely check out this release.

The Who [25:13]
Sell Out
Decca DL 74950 1967
The third studio album from The Who and easily my favorite Who album. I made this one a twofer to give you, the listener, a better feel for the album.

Bernard Gunther [33:08]
"Face Slapping"
Sensory Awakening: Relaxation
Esalen Institute 1968
Evidently there is a follow-up record for this... Sensory Awakening: Couples. Yowza.

Mitch Miller and the Gang [35:32]
"Singin' in the Rain/All I Do Is Dream of You/Toot, Toot, Tootsie! (Goodbye)"
Sentimental Sing Along with Mitch
Columbia CS 8251 1960
Not sure about the last part of that medley, but the first two are solid selections from the titular film.

Luna [38:57]
"(Walkin' Thru' the) Sleepy City"
A Sentimental Education
Double Feature Records LP-DBL-0013 2017
A fine collection of covers from one of my favorite bands. This Jagger/Richards number orignally appeared on the Stones compilation album Metamorphosis. The Parting Gifts also do a great Spector-esque cover.

Frank Sinatra [42:42]
"September Song"
September of My Years
Reprise Records FS 1014 1965
Frank handles this Weill number pretty well. For my money, the Lou Reed version that appears on the Hal Willner project "September Song: The Music of Kurt Weill".

Serana-Maneesh [48:22]
"Drain Cosmetics"
Playlouderecordings PLAYR 4LP 2006
Another great side one, track one. Some mid-aighties shoegaze goodness out of Norway. Saw them perform an amazing at the Bottom of the Hill on this tour.

Kermit the Frog [52:03]
The Sesame Street Record
Columbia CR 21530 1970
Sing it,œœ Kermie.

Rosanne Cash [54:27]
"Seven Year Ache"
Seven Year Ache
Columbia JC 36965 1981
This song has been stuck in my brain since it was first released, due in large part due to the synth lines courtesy of Booker T Jones. This was a number one album on the country charts for Rosanne, and made it to number 26 on the Billboard 200 that year.

_Music behind the DJ: "Make the World Go Away" by Lawrence Welk

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