Take Me I'm YoursSqueeze
Take Me I’m Yours by Squeeze / Take Me I’m Yours 7” / A&M Records / 1978 / UK
Captain BacardiAntonio Carlos Jobim
Antonio Carlos Jobim
A&M Records, 1967
When Creed Taylor left Verve/MGM for his own label under the auspices of A&M, he quickly signed Antonio Carlos Jobim and they picked up right where they left off with this stunningly seductive record, possibly Jobim’s best. Jobim contributes his sparely rhythmic acoustic guitar, simple melodic piano style, a guest turn at the harpsichord, and even a vocal on “Lamento,” while Claus Ogerman lends a romantically brooding hand with the charts. A pair of instant standards are introduced (“Wave,” “Triste”), but this album is to be cherished for its absolutely first-rate tunes — actually miniature tone poems — that escaped overexposure and thus sound fresh today. The most beautiful sleeper is “Batidinha,” where the intuitive Jobim/Ogerman collaboration reaches its peak. One only wishes that this album were longer; 31:45 is not enough.
Attack Of The Mole MenThe Dickies
The Dickies - Attack of the Mole Men
We need more bands like The Dickies… is it just me, or does no one really do this kind of stupid wacky shit anymore? And no, Me First and The Gimmie Gimmies doesn’t count.
From the album, Dawn of the Dickies (A&M Records)
Steppin' OutJoe Jackson
from album ‘Night And Day’
Written and Recorded in New York City by Joe Jackson.
Co-Produced and Mixed by David Kershenbaum & Joe Jackson.
Recorded at Blue Rock Studio, Soho, New York City, Spring 1982.
©1982 A&M Records Ltd.
The Feelies - Away
The Feelies… the primordial ooze from which sprung College Rock, the Neanderthal ancestor of “Alternative” music.
From the album, Only Life (A&M Records)