Light In The Attic: can they do no wrong?

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Some people may not think the Free Design tribute was all that (which was mainly due to it being more of a remix project than a cover project), and some complained about the vinyl Free Design reissues not sounding super great. (I haven't heard them myself)

Otherwise, nothing but goodness.. helping to distribute the Mutantes albums in the U.S., the Jackie Mitoo reissue, the Jamaica To Toronto comp, and -- playing right now -- the Karen Dalton "In My Own Time" reissue which is just killing me with beauty right now.

I try not to get into heavy reppin' for my neighbors here, but I'm really proud to have these guys operating within walking distance from me.

gwynywdd dwnyt fyrwr byychydd gww (donut), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 02:16 (thirteen years ago) link

Great guys w/pretty cool instincts, but eeg, the Karen Dalton record has been subjected to some horrible digital "remastering" that makes it painful to listen to. If you don't "hear" it at first listen check the first time her voice comes in on most tracks, sounds like a constipated sphincter letting go. Which is REALLY too bad, as the music pretty much lives up to the sort of "Nina Simone-Billy Holiday meets Patsy Cline" hype.

Also I thought the Free Design remixes were ill advised, and suffered even more from the execution.

Other than that, righty on.

factcheckr (factcheckr), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 13:22 (thirteen years ago) link

So.......... they can do wrong then?

The sun sets on twelve tons of pickled onions. A dynasty is dying... (Dada), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 13:25 (thirteen years ago) link

to be honest, i find the black angels album not that great.
starts off good, but doesn't keep my interest over the whole album.
shame.
however, the cover art is excellent.

mark e (mark e), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 13:27 (thirteen years ago) link

Wayne McGhie and the Sounds of Joy is pretty sweet

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00020H8IK.01._SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg

dmr (Renard), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 15:23 (thirteen years ago) link

OK then, they CAN do wrong... and I can't spell "Billie" before I've had 2 cups o'joe.

factcheckr (factcheckr), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 18:05 (thirteen years ago) link

I don't have the original Dalton album to compare it against.. overall it sounded fine to me.

sphincter?

gwynywdd dwnyt fyrwr byychydd gww (donut), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 18:24 (thirteen years ago) link

five years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q04J1E73HXk

buzza, Monday, 12 March 2012 06:57 (eight years ago) link

two months pass...

This Jim Sullivan U.F.O record is freaking me out.
I just bought a cd from the light in the attic webstore, guess the lp is sold out.
So I decided to pick up Harlan County and the Bernard Purdie skin flick soundtrack.
Sunday morning websplurge.

Trip Maker, Sunday, 3 June 2012 15:29 (seven years ago) link

lee hazlewood thang they put out recently is fabulous too. still need to get the UFO record! liked what I heard.

tylerw, Sunday, 3 June 2012 19:45 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

This new Country Funk comp is so sweet.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:35 (seven years ago) link

yeah that looks great, i made a comp along the same lines a couple years ago, but LITA's seems much better.

tylerw, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:48 (seven years ago) link

other LITA release that deserves mention -- the amazing Kristofferson demos set from a few years back.

tylerw, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:48 (seven years ago) link

Do you have a link to your comp tyler? Curious to see what you would've put on there.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:49 (seven years ago) link

the country funk looks good! i have most of that stuff already, but it'll be a great thing for me to listen to in the last hour of the day at work when i finally have control of the turntable.. certainly looks a lot better than soul jazz's delta swamp rock compilations from last year--those mined a similar territory.

one dis leads to another (ian), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:51 (seven years ago) link

Most of the stuff on Country Funk is new to me, that's why I'm getting such good milage out of it. Not sure how it would be for people already pretty steeped in this stuff. I love this sound so much though, I didn't realize it was something I'd been aching for more of.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:53 (seven years ago) link

xxp oh i didn't post it or anything. but it had bobby charles / dr. john / jim ford etc. kind of like oddball southern rock, loosely.

tylerw, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:54 (seven years ago) link

gotcha, wasn't sure if i just missed it on your blog at some point

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:54 (seven years ago) link

also suggested the s/t Country Funk LP on Polydor, which is actually not 100% countrified funk but also has some kinda psychy pop in there--same goes for the Muskrats "Progressive Country Sounds" LP on UK label Lucky (PYR subsidiary iirc; never seen anything else on it.)

one dis leads to another (ian), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 15:00 (seven years ago) link

PYE that is.

one dis leads to another (ian), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 15:00 (seven years ago) link

Country Funk is one of those bands that you see as the opening act on tons of old 60s rock posters, but I've never heard them. Will have to check them out.
http://www.sixtiesposters.com/images/tp70191.jpg

tylerw, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 15:03 (seven years ago) link

This new Country Funk comp is so sweet.

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camp lo magellan (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 15:03 (seven years ago) link

reissue of the year imo

camp lo magellan (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 15:04 (seven years ago) link

Man between your love for this and Horseback, I'm <3ing u Whiney.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 15:08 (seven years ago) link

also, though it does not have the same style as his work on the country funk comp, the larry jon wilson record that drag city put out is really really great and i try to recommend it whenever possible. instead of being soulful country-groove it is stripped down acoustic guitar & singing. recorded shortly before his death. he does some covers and a bunch of originals and it is great all the way through. his voice is amazing.

one dis leads to another (ian), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 15:29 (seven years ago) link

and of course...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWD2Re6SsUU

one dis leads to another (ian), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 15:34 (seven years ago) link

http://lightintheattic.net/system/release_images/0000/6846/WendyRene_Cover_325_thumb_325.jpg?1328643882

Pretty great call from the LITA folks. And kept me away from chasing those Rene 45s on ebay.

Playoff Starts Here (san lazaro), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 19:02 (seven years ago) link

the s/t country funk album is pretty sweet. for awhile i got it mixed up with the s/t from the band country, the album covers not helping much at all either. i found them both for $1 once.

http://s.dsimg.com/image/R-2873492-1305105796.jpeg
http://s.dsimg.com/image/R-1545657-1250147503.jpeg

omar little, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 19:50 (seven years ago) link

This new Country Funk comp is so sweet.

Yesssss. Can't believe Bobby Darin's track fits so well.

Amoeba, Fish, Monkey, Shame (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 26 July 2012 03:58 (seven years ago) link

Those Direction records of Darin's have been at the top of my list for a while.

Trip Maker, Thursday, 26 July 2012 04:00 (seven years ago) link

i have the darin rekkerd that is taken from.. it's pretty cool even if it seems like dylan aping sometimes.

one dis leads to another (ian), Friday, 27 July 2012 00:09 (seven years ago) link

Yeah, we had that pass through the shop a while ago and I wish I had checked it out now!

Amoeba, Fish, Monkey, Shame (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 27 July 2012 08:40 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...
one month passes...

d'angelo - voodoo reissue coming in time for christmas. I love these guys.

ILX Lightwave Customer Support (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 25 October 2012 01:34 (seven years ago) link

Guys. They're doing an LHI Singles Box for Record Store Day 2:

http://lightintheattic.net/releases/768-you-turned-my-head-around-lee-hazlewood-industries-1967-1970

So fucking cool. The fact that they put Honey Ltd. on there leads me to hope they'll reissue that album.

I hate Tig Notaro so much I gave Louis C.K. a dollar (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 25 October 2012 04:01 (seven years ago) link

How do I get that thing? I've never shopped at a record store day. Do I have to wait in line or something?

And wow, that Jim Sullivan U.F.O. record is soooo good.

wk, Thursday, 25 October 2012 05:05 (seven years ago) link

That Lee Hazlewood box set looks amazing!! I wish it wasn't a record store day release and something you could actually buy.

JacobSanders, Thursday, 25 October 2012 05:19 (seven years ago) link

oh man i would love a proper reish of the honey ltd. i have that 45 and it is so distorted

whining boom (electricsound), Thursday, 25 October 2012 05:22 (seven years ago) link

How do I get that thing? I've never shopped at a record store day. Do I have to wait in line or something?

I'd recommend going to your local shop and asking them if they can get it for you. That's probably your best shot. It is kind of ridiculous, and RSD feeds into the Pokemon Record Collector mentality I really hate, but it is a pretty cool looking set.

I'm hoping LITA does a re-release after a while, like they did with last years Hazlewood Record Store Day release.

I hate Tig Notaro so much I gave Louis C.K. a dollar (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 25 October 2012 05:29 (seven years ago) link

that box set looks great. I just got the LHI Years 2lp comp. over the weekend. between that and Country Funk I'm on a big Light in the Attic kick lately. they are awesome.

dmr, Thursday, 25 October 2012 16:14 (seven years ago) link

Wow @ that singles box. Pity my RSD-friendly local record store has just closed down.

Jeff W, Thursday, 25 October 2012 18:23 (seven years ago) link

three years pass...

zouk-not-zouk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGstYzQCMT0

ǂbait (seandalai), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 22:43 (three years ago) link

Considering they shipped four Lizzy Mercier Descloux CDs to me in unsealed box, they can definitely do wrong. (They actually sent two packages to me like that—the first time the CDs got lost on the way across the U.S.)

spastic heritage, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 22:51 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

New compilation of Japanese folk (with the marvellous title of Even A Tree Can Shed Tears) is an absolute stunner. So much gorgeous music, so many artists I've never heard of who I'll now need to check out. Big recommendation.

bamboohouses, Sunday, 12 November 2017 21:14 (two years ago) link

Absolutely lovely comp with invaluable lyric translations by Hisham Bharoocha, whose name is unfortunately misspelled in the liners.

Yelploaf, Sunday, 12 November 2017 21:26 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

2nd Pacific Breeze comp announced!

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 13:19 (four weeks ago) link

In very, very welcome news, Hiroshi Yoshimura's 'Green' is getting a reissue: https://lightintheattic.net/releases/6773-green

cooldix, Sunday, 22 March 2020 07:11 (two weeks ago) link

green owns

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Hello friends.
We would like to take this time to announce a very special live stream, this Friday, April 3rd to benefit @MusiCares COVID-19 relief fund. Full lineup below, and more information here: https://t.co/VaK0YdCj5g pic.twitter.com/FXnQYPwjyF

— Light In The Attic 🌱 (@lightintheattic) March 31, 2020

groovypanda, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 11:16 (one week ago) link

Acetone!!

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 11:17 (one week ago) link

Even a Tree Can Shed Tears has been my quarantine soundtrack so far. love it.

Fizzles, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 11:28 (one week ago) link

Gigi masin!

Evan, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 11:47 (one week ago) link

so relieved to hear that gigi was keeping well

ymo sumac (NickB), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 11:49 (one week ago) link


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