Hot Tracks From New Wax on the Racks
Welcome to this editions 3rd revision. Why the revisions, you ask? Well, because people keep on buying the New Wax almost before it hits the Racks, and as you all know, you can't have Hot Tracks From New Wax on the Racks without New Wax actually getting to said Racks.
I've had to redact records from the likes of Zappa, Rush, Grateful Dead, Journey, Hendrix, Rolling Stones, Allman Bros, and more all because they get snatched up before my blogs can go to press, and I couldn't be happier about it! If I can humble brag here for a minute, we here at J&B feel like we haven't been able to put the best products on the shelves because we're selling so much, so fast.
But I beg you guys to hang in there, we've added some staff solely dedicated to pricing records, and we're going to have hands down the best titles we've ever had hit the shelves over the next several months! Anywho, without further ado, check out these killers hitting our shelves in the not too distant future (or past)
Layla - from Derek and the Dominoes 1970 double LP "Layla and other Assorted Love Songs"
The guitar playing is completely on fire on this album. You've got Clapton in his prime (and on 2 bottles of vodka a day!) and of course Duane Allman slides all over this puppy. It was tough to pick just one song, but stay tuned, I'm pretty sure I'll have another chance from this one soon.
Ramble Tamble from CCR's 1970 release "Cosmo's Factory"
Creedence doesn't get the respect they deserve. Cosmo's Factory is their 5TH ALBUM IN 2 YEARS!!!! Think about that, and compare it to other bands of their era and any era since. And they're definitely one of those bands whose non-radio songs are better than the radio ones. I don't ever need to hear "Fortunate Son" ever again, but I don't want to go a day without "Ramble Tamble"
Scourge from Sleep's 1993 release "Volume 1"
And now for something completely different. This album is a total sludge factory, detuned and fuzzed out, full of killer riffs and great guitar work.
Seeing Red from Minor Threat's 1981 self titled EP
Clocking in at just over a minute, this one gets you where you're going fast, which is pretty much Minor Threat's M.O. This is my new go-to when I need some anger, and it's great to watch my 4 year old son pretend he's a ninja to this album.