There’s no better way to pass the lazy holiday season days then wondering from one thrift store / junk shop to the next…digging. It’s a favorite passed time for us at Light In The Attic. Hey, it’s better than watching A Christmas Story for the 100th time! So, while I (Patrick), your humble scribe, was away in North Florida, I obeyed the digging gods and came back from the trenches with some fun releases. Here’s a sample of the bounty!
First up…a little private press jazz-funk-disco-boggie from David Diggs. The track is “Welcome To The Real World” from the 1983 LP Realworld on PAJ Records. Found a sealed copy that was just waiting to be popped open and spun around a few times. This track has the energy of a 5 year old on Ritalin, but there are some other smooth jamz like “Love’s Inception”. Well worth the 50 cent price tag!
Up next, a cool record from Neil Young / Bruce Springsteen guitar slinger–Nils Lofgren. The album is Grin from 1971 on Epic and it kinda lilts along on a Crazy Horse / The Band vibe. Really, given Nils professional associations and that this record was produced by Shakey’s longtime producer, David Briggs, this record can’t help but get all Crazy Horse / Neil Young-y. This track “Pioneer Mary” is my favorite. We’ll worth picking up. Dig the chucks on the cover too.
Lastly, found a beat-to-hell copy of the self-titled Armageddon LP (1969) on Amos Records. So the story goes, Armageddon were originally called The Kitchen Cinq and made a name for themselves playing psych-pop out in Texas. That is until they got all uppity, headed out California way and re-christened themselves as the tougher psych-blues outfit Armageddon. The album touches on all necessary thematic elements (end of times, Lord of the Rings, Disney???) with some heavy fuzz riffage and cool “dark” album cover. Wicked. This thang is too far under the radar for a youtube clip, so look around for it!
And how about you??? What did you find over the holidaze??