One of my dearest friends runs a great vinyl store in Austin. Groover's Paradise.
Times are tough, but he's doing better than most. One of the things he's doing is showing a few of his records, explaining why they're special, and selling them that way. He's got decades of the music biz behind him and everyone loves him. (Steve Forbert calls him up to complain how tough parenting is.)
1989 US 1st and one of the only two US pressings both 1st's of this album ever. A radio station prize (WMMS in Cleveburg when it was still a great station in it's end days) that I opened and maybe or maybe never really listened to. By now I was done buying Stones albums as something that was good to listen to from beginning to end. Just didn't think of them that way anymore. They were always on the radio.
This is actually a pretty nice album that keeps flowing from tasty hook to tasty hook. Glad I finally got around to playing it.
WMMS was very nice to my record collection and concert goings. I had speed dialing down before people even knew what it was. I'm one of the reasons that 30 day waits between prizes happened. I actually started only calling in for things that I really wanted in case something nice came up, I wouldn't be locked out.
and just remembered that my 30+ yo clock radio that I still use is a radio station prize from WNCX
Yep, me too. These are their first 4 in order of their release. I have all of them up to the double Untitled album. Sweetheart of the Rodeo would be next but I haven't seen it recently and don't know where it is. Very interesting hearing all those hit songs that were mostly listened to via a crappy AM radio in the car. Even better than I remember them from the 4 CD box set that I also have. These have not been played in at least 40 years I would guess. I was a huge Byrds fan back in the day. Also explains why I like Tom Petty's material so much.
I was in 9th grade in SoCal when Mr Tambourine Man was released and The Doors first and so many others.
unknown year of pressing. Took 50 years to finally get a copy.
Saw him in Philly at The Electric Factory in 1970 for the USA Union tour. Larry Taylor of Canned Heat had just joined Mayall and was playing bass. The most accomplished bass player I have ever heard. He had a little solo and was actually making the bass talk, in the way like Alvino Rey used to be able to make a pedal steel talk.
1975 repress for a worn out earlier copy. One of my favorite album covers of all time. The background is from the Egyptian section of The De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. I visited it often growing up in the Bay Area as a kid. That and Gracie.