The Perlich Post

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Fleetwood Mac before it all went wrong

Here are a few choice clips of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac in their blues rockin' prime between 1968 and 1970.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Durand Jones & The Indications vs. David Bowie & Cher

Durand Jones and crew do a fine job with "Young Americans" but it would be tough for anyone to top a David Bowie and Cher medley. 

Daptone reissues 60s teen rocker "Please Say" by Johnny's Uncalled Four

Johnny Golden and his Ohio crew the Uncalled Four originally released "Please Say" on Magic Records in 1965.
Here's the scoop...
For the first time on vinyl in 55 years, two sought after sides from legendary Ohio teen combo, Johnny's Uncalled Four are being issued by Daptone on their subsidiary label Wick Records. The A side, "Please Say", was originally released via a scarce pressing on the groups' own Magic Records label and has since been reissued on several CD compilations (Psychedelic States, Teenage Rebellion to name a few). The track was recorded at the infamous Gateway Recordings in Pittsburgh, and penned by singer, Johnny Golden - and if the name sounds familiar that's because it is thee John Golden of Golden Mastering fame.

The track is a moody, angst ridden slice of teen rock that was ahead of the curve with regards to the proverbial garage rock explosion of 1966. The B side, "Daydream", originally released as the B-Side to their insanely rare debut single on the obscure WAM Records label (Youngstown, OH), is a sublime instrumental ballad whose breezy feel and gorgeous guitar melody will take your mind back to the carefree summers of adolescence. In a time when every garage in the country had some kind of racket blaring out of it, Johnny's Uncalled Four were one of the few groups whose undeniable craft elevated them beyond the cement confines of their suburban home, and into the year 2020 for a whole new generation of rabid rock n roll fans to devour. A must for fans of Nuggets, Back From the Grave, Pebbles, Teenage Shutdown, et al.

Get a copy of the Johnny's Uncalled Four single on limited-edition coloured vinyl directly from Daptone right here after hearing both sides of the record below.

That time Lazy Lester rocked Antone's Record Shop in Austin

Louisiana blues great Lazy Lester was backed on "Sugar-Coated Love" by Eve Monsses (left), Mike Buck and Grady Pinkerton back in 2011. 

Friday, February 21, 2020

New Pulsallama archival collection due in May

Modern Harmonic is releasing the debut album from groundbreaking 80s post-punk ensemble Pulsallama on May 15th. 

Here's the scoop...
Seven woman post-punk percussion ensemble! Twenty minutes of ‘80s post-punk pleasure that marks Pulsallama’s first full length recording! Known for their bombastic, ritualistic shows at Studio 57 on NYC’s Lower East Side featuring jungle style rhythms, dual basses, and an all out assault of percussive perfection, this album captures that energy in what’s oddly a 1983 French radio broadcast recorded live in a studio in NYC!?! Featuring three supercharged versions of their most adored tracks that rival the originals, plus four more that are largely unheard.

Pre-order a copy of the Pulsallama album right here. Listen to "Ungawa, Part II" following the vintage clips for "The Devil Lives In My Husband's Body" directed by Paul Dougherty and a 1981 performance.  

Happy Birthday Steve Wynn!

Celebrating Steve Wynn's 60th birthday with a selection of Dream Syndicate performances over the years.

Baaba Maal @ Aga Khan Museum, Friday & Saturday

Senegalese star Baaba Maal returns to Toronto for a two-night stand at the Aga Khan Museum in North York.