gullbuy music review

August 29, 2006

Born Bad Volumes 1 - 5

various artists
label:: Born Bad

The Born Bad compilation series collects together the original music that inspired bands like The Cramps.

You can't go wrong with this series, although they can be kind of short since I think they were originally intended as vinyl compilations, and sometimes are sourced from vinyl sources.

White Bicycles

various artists
label:: A Wing & A Prayer

This compilation, which is also a companion piece for a book with the same name, does a fine job of presenting Joe Boyd's eclectic production work from the 1960s.

An American, originally from Boston, who did this production work in the UK in the 1960s, Joe Boyd is best known from that time period for his work in the UK folk scene that was blossoming then (with Nick Drake, Vashti Bunyan, The Incredible String Band, and The Fairport Convention).