the "steal this disc"/"here it is, the music" comps that ryko put out from 1988-91

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joe boyd started hannibal in 1980 but it got absorbed into ryko in the '90s.

http://www.rykodisc.com/RykoInternal/AboutRyko/About_FAQs_01.asp

the urban heat island effect (Jody Beth Rosen), Friday, 15 July 2005 07:28 (9 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...
when i graduated from high school my dad bought me a cd boombox and my brother let me steal lots of CDs from the record store he worked at in the mall. got talk talk, monochrome set, some garage comp called Highs Of The 60's, shriekback, and a bunch of other stuff (I had never really heard CDs before) including the two ryko steal this disc comps. this is the one i played a lot:

Josh White Jr with Robin Batteau: You Won't Let Me Go
2. Johnny Adams: I Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home
3. Frank Zappa: G-Spot Tornado
4. Sugar Minott: Good Thing Going
5. Mahavishnu John McLaughlin: Something Spiritual
6. Old & in the Way: Wild Horses
7. Phil Woods & Chris Swansen: Moose the Mooche
8. George Thorogood & the Destroyers: Madison Blues
9. The Residents: Serenade for Missy
10. The Residents: Hello Skinny
11. Schoolly-D: B-Boy Rhyme & Riddle
12. The Red Clay Ramblers: Home Is Where the Heart Is
13. Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin: Henry & James
14. Guy van Duser & Billy Novick: Jubilee Stomp
15. Devo: Jerkin' Back & Forth
16. Bill Frisell & Vernon Reid: Size 10 1/2 Sneaks
17. Nanci Griffith: Once in a Very Blue Moon
18. Mark O'Connor: Flight Home
19. Richie Havens: If Not for You
20. Doc & Merle Watson: Hesitation Blues
21. The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Fire

scott seward, Thursday, 22 March 2007 12:02 (7 years ago) Permalink

i had some rykodisc comp that had mica by mission of burma and a birdsongs of the mesozoic on it.

M@tt He1ges0n, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:04 (7 years ago) Permalink

4 years pass...

i found the second steal this disc tonight for $1.99.

1 Dweezil Zappa – Electric Hoedown 3:24
2 Jimi Hendrix – Lover Man 3:05
3 Big Guitars From Texas – Ride Of The Ruthless 2:24
4 Beausoleil – It's You I Love 3:33
5 Irma Thomas – Gonna Cry 'Til My Tears Run Dry 3:17
6 Duke Ellington – Happy Anatomy 2:29
7 Marty Willson-Piper – On The Tip Of My Tongue 3:05
8 Steve Kilbey – Atlantis 3:13
9 Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic – Theme From Rocky & Bullwinkle 1:29
10 Poto Doudongo* – Bolingo 6:54
11 Residents, The – The Thing About Them 4:05
12 Mission Of Burma – Mica 3:31
13 Paul Horn – Mantra II/Duality 2:24
14 Howard Wales & Jerry Garcia – Da Birg Song 2:37
15 Touchstone – Jack Haggerty 2:58
16 Nils Lofgren – If I Say It, It's So 2:55
17 Keith Levene – Cops Too 3:09
18 Charlie Rouse Band* – Cinnamon Flower 4:26
19 Jerry Jeff Walker – Driftin' Way Of Life 2:38
20 Michael Urbaniak* – Butterfly 5:55
21 Frank Zappa – Tengo Na Minchia Tanta 3:46

popcorn (get bent), Sunday, 19 February 2012 03:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is still a good mix:

10. The Residents: Hello Skinny
11. Schoolly-D: B-Boy Rhyme & Riddle
12. The Red Clay Ramblers: Home Is Where the Heart Is

scott seward, Sunday, 19 February 2012 03:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Big Guitars From Texas was a road trip perennial during my childhood.

Mike Love Costume Jewelry on Etsy (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 19 February 2012 08:02 (2 years ago) Permalink


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