Howlin’ Wolf/Muddy Waters/Bo Diddley – Super Super Blues Band (1967)

“Yeah, he sound pretty nice—but it don’t sound like it used to sound!” I know my Howlin’ Wolf and Bo Diddley classic sides, but generally electric blues is not my thing. I’m particularly skeptical of the contrived gathering of giants a la the Million Dollar Quartet or the aggrandized Super Session. But there’s also nothing … More Howlin’ Wolf/Muddy Waters/Bo Diddley – Super Super Blues Band (1967)

Devo – EZ Listening Muzak (1981/1984/1987/2016)

Though pretty much a lifelong spudboy, I was not quite old/hip enough to have these recordings as first issued on mail order cassettes. A few years later, Ryko’s E-Z Listening Disc reissue in 1987 was my favorite thing to study to in college, so when the first official vinyl version appeared as a box early … More Devo – EZ Listening Muzak (1981/1984/1987/2016)

Bob Mosely (1972)

“shadowy darkness from a black painted room…” The Chunklet guy recently retweeted a track from this LP, describing it as a “MC5 ripper,” and I remembered that I had it (autographed in sad ballpoint pen even) but could not recall any tune characterized as such. I thought the record was every bit the burnt-out bummer … More Bob Mosely (1972)