The Moog Groove - Electrical Concept Orchestra (1969)
So this week I was road trippin from New Orleans to Detroit. The drive gets pretty boring on the solo tip, so i take every chance to explore to keep shit interesting. I was in Mississippi when a sign for a smoothie king lured me off course. Unfortunately, I never found the smoothie king, but I did stumble upon a cool cafe/record shop called T-Bones Records & Cafe. The spot is mad chill and has a nice mix of reprints and original wax. while scouring the crates I uncovered one of the illest records I’ve found to date. The Moog Groove from 1969. The cover features two of the sexiest things iv e ever seen a chick with headphones chill in on a bed (Though she’s probably like 70 or 80 now) and this huge synthesiszer that probably needed a whole room to itself. The album takes hits from the Summer of Love and transforms them through an electrical orchestral concept. So sick, I wish I could hear it for the first time again.
Sublime - 40 ounces to Freedom (1992)
Much can be said about many socially exclusive snobs of Ann Arbor, but the record shops is on point. I hopped into Underground Sounds and quickly found too much cool shit that easily would break the bank. This spot is mainly reprints, but they have impeccable taste, for all breeds of music lovers. I quickly found a reissue of Sublime’s first album 40 Ounces to Freedom. The album is raw, gritty, and dirty as duck. All the essential qualities any sublime fan should love. The album had never before hit wax, so ya know I had to cop the shit.
Bassnectar - Noise vs. Beauty (2014)
I found this bad boy at underground sounds as well. Bassnectar has an indistinguishable sound that seems to transcend genre. A bit of an electronic dub step meets hippo hop. Simple catchy melodies layered in a complex form attracts the ear and the body with almost a hallucinogenic effect. With the help of Amp Live and Zumbi from Zion I, the shit hits mad heavy, and takes the listener to a distant realm of grooves they cannot refrain from.