Category | Lost Treasures & The Great Unreleased

LOST TREASURES – Captains of Industry

Posted on 15 July 2016

CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY “Roomful of Monkeys” by Peter Marston In the late ’70s, I played briefly in a punk band called The Onlys. We had pressed a self-financed EP and got some spins on KROQ here in Los Angeles, including a couple on Rodney Bingenheimer’s show. With stars in our eyes, we submitted the EP […]

LOST TREASURES – Hardchoir

Posted on 11 July 2016

HARDCHOIR “Hardchoir” by Peter Marston I love having a good story behind the record albums in my collection. I have shared some of these stories in previous Lost Treasure posts, but I suppose there is always room for one more. I make my living as a teacher and last semester I had a student who, […]

LOST TREASURES – THE KOOBAS

Posted on 28 June 2016

THE KOOBAS “Koobas” Although I am a fan of most pop music, my favorite niche is mid-’60s British psych-pop: Beatles, Zombies, Donovan, Small Faces, The Pretty Things, The Creation and so on. I know most of these bands’ albums so well that I rarely listen to them, so it’s especially great to discover similar bands […]

LOST TREASURES – Ivor Cutler Trio

Posted on 27 June 2016

IVOR CUTLER TRIO “Ludo”   Ivor Cutler is best known to pop fans as Buster Bloodvessel from the Beatles Magical Mystery Tour television film. Few may know, however, that he also had an extensive career as a recording artist (in fact, he was quite the renaissance man, also achieving success als as a writer of […]

LOST TREASURES – The Rumour “Max”

Posted on 15 June 2016

THE RUMOUR “Max” The Rumour is, of course, best known as Graham Parker’s backing band. The members were virtually a “who’s who” of pub-rock: Brinsley Schwartz (guitar) and Bob Andrews (keys) from the band Brinsley Schwartz, Martin Belmont (guitar) from Ducks Deluxe, and Andrew Bodnar (bass) and Steve Goulding (drums) from Bontemps Roulez (that’s French […]

LOST TREASURES – The Rugbys

Posted on 06 June 2016

THE RUGBYS “Hot Cargo”   The music that is most heavily imprinted upon my psychology is the music that served as the soundtrack to my puberty. In This Is Your Brain on Music, neuroscientist Daniel Levitin explains that this almost universal phenomenon is grounded in the influence of hormones (and music) on brain development, although […]

LOST TREASURES – Silverjet

Posted on 18 May 2016

SILVER JET “Pull Me Up…” I have a friend who is a fellow guitar player and he was in the process of putting together a covers band to, you know, make some money when I suggested to him that he focus exclusively on ’90s music. This was in 2014. He was curious why. I told […]

LOST TREASURES – Wil Malone

Posted on 07 May 2016

  WIL MALONE “Wil Malone” When I was in high school and beginning my record-collecting career as a Beatles obsessive, my older brother would often stop by my bedroom door and look bemused while I played my Beatles bootlegs, the sound quality of which was often quite poor (and the performances were often sloppy and […]

LOST TREASURES – Gordon Alexander

Posted on 22 April 2016

  GORDON ALEXANDER “Gordon’s Buster” When I was in elementary school, my sister received as a birthday present a copy of Tiny Tim’s debut album, God Bless Tiny Tim. She must have been thirteen or so and was entirely flummoxed. She could not fathom why anyone would think she would want such a curiosity. Being […]

LOST TREASURES – Tim Finn

Posted on 11 April 2016

  TIM FINN “Big Canoe”   One of the ways I can identify a most cherished album is when my friends complain that I play it too much. I remember being on a trip to Boston and seeing Tim Finn’s Big Canoe in a used record shop and, having loved his previous record, Escapade, I […]