Bruce at Vinyl Connection asked what I had on my shelves I had not heard.
I figured I would take a trawl through the unheard herd, maybe I could even cull a few if the feeling took me.
First up we have Neil Young’s Trans. It seems to have become hip in some circles to claim that this album is a masterpiece. That’s okay the more opinions the better in the current political environment, maybe we can have a talking head argueathon just like Fox News or CNN.
It’s not as bad as I remember, I am no longer overcome with horror when hearing it but my tastes have changed and may have even matured but it was 1982 when I sold my copy, 2018 when I got this one and it may be an equally long tome before I play it again unless someone asks about it.
This one I bought the other week, I really wanted an Allan Holdsworth album. If I could find another two records than shipping was free. This and the Twelfth Night album together where less than the shipping so why not?
I have never knowingly heard this album before, yes I heard the singles when the album was released. I was 21 when it came out and spent far too much time out, rather than in so it was inevitable. I am going to guess that this will move on pretty quick, curiosity got the better of me.
He was easy on the eyes as they say and it’s a perfectly adequate 80”s pop album.
Then there is Autobahn.
I have no idea why this sat in the pile at the end of the shelf other than I forgot I had it, this will no longer stay unheard. This is my only Kraftwerk album and I know I need more.
I am not a big Clapton fan but I have found several Cream albums just laying around recently, then I don’t listen, so here we go and it’s a double.
Ending the weekend here with Gandharva by Beaver and Krause. This is a strange mix of electronic music, lounge jazz, gospel choirs and blues guitar, side two recorded in Grace Cathedral San Francisco. It’s a strange album.
I’ve not had much to say lately so here is a stop gap. There a lot more unheard in the herd, some I may never get to but this seems to be a way of playing them at least once and deciding if they stay.
8 thoughts on “Unheard, but not unwanted…”
Autobahn? unlistened to?!!!! Man.
I do love the cover of Trans, just don’t make me listen to it again please.
The ‘hardline’ is on the 1001 – and I like your description, I agree, it’s perfectly adequate for its time!
You know, I’ve come across that Trans album before… KamerTunesBlog, I’m pretty sure.
I’m a bit foggy on whether anyone was overcome with horror.
You should give it a go and feel the horror.
Lol! I’m trying to remember the last time I felt horror… I may be due for a dose.
I haven’t heard Trans in a long time. Great cover, but not so great album. I remember thinking it was shockingly bad, but that’s after hearing On The Beach, Zumba, Harvest, Everybody Knows… etc.
I picked up a copy of that Terry album a few months ago following some chat about where he is now. Or who he is now. Anyhoo, I fairly enjoyed it… some very well crafted songs on there.
Both Aaron at KMA and I have done ‘Keep or Crate’ posts – this is your version perhaps!
I don’t know ‘Trans’ other than by reputation. Masterpiece seems a stretch, from what I’ve read.
Beaver and Krause are a bit odd (and unsatisfying) – have this and another album on one CD that doesn’t get many outings. Though I know at least one person who considers this a masterpiece!
The double Cream is something of a classic. One LP studio, one live.
And everyone needs more Kraftwerk. (Joe loves Radioactivitat, I favour Trans-Europe Express)
Thanks for the shoutout… look forward to further shelf adventures.
Trans is quite upsetting really. Great sleeve though. We can all agree on that.