lps which you never realized were the band's first
Not necessarily talking about real obscure imprimis lps by well-known groups, just rather common ones that embarrassingly had you fooled. (Or lps titled "same" that were not the band's first release.)
I just found out the lame "Pause For a Horse Hoarse" lp by Home was their first where they pandered to American West-Coast sound and "Home" was 2nd.
Also, just learned "Hoelderlin's Traum" lp came before the self-titled. (Which ,on second thought, makes sense since Traum is much folkier than later material.)
Somehow always thought Steve Miller Band "Brave New World" came before "Children of the Future".
"The Nice" is their third lp, not first.
In UK, does the orig filthy bathroom grafitti cover of Stones "Beggar's Banquet" ever turn up? (Wallace has never seen this here in Canada.)
May 27, 2012 - 11:41AM
Re: lps which you never realized were the band's first
That happens to me sometimes when two-fers on CD split up the catalogue, like Help Yourself's catalogue. I remember thinking the cover of Mott the Hoople's "Mad Shadows" was the cover of "Brain Capers" because while I was reading about it, that was the only Mott cover I could bring to mind that I'd seen in the shops. Then I was disappointed when I realized my mistake and saw what a crappy cover "Brain Capers" really had. I like the album, but that red cover looks like a four year old designed it. I've seem better album covers on bootlegs! On the other hand, the cover of "Mad Shadows" is great!
I am also curious if that graffiti cover of Beggar's Banquet was a "planned" cover or got released in the UK at all.