Spindale Cycle™

Mondays at 8pm

A classic album played in its entirety, because some albums are meant to be played all the way through. (Regrettably, due to Recording Industry Association of America restrictions, The Spindale Cycle is not available online)

This Thursday night the 27th marks the 45th anniversary of blues great Albert King taking the stage of the Fillmore Auditorium with his new band to record his second of two nights for a possible live album.  Oh what a blistering hot night it was, with smokin' versions of "San-Ho-Zay", "Call It Stormy Monday", and other gems.  The Fillmore, mostly known for its legendary psychedelic rock acts (Grateful Dead, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, and assorted light shows and more) was open for just one more week before Bill Graham closed it and moved operations to the equally legendary Carousel Ball

We celebrate the first week of summer -- and Brian Wilson's 6/20 birthday - with this critics' 5-star favorite Monday night.  Layering their pristine vocal harmonies with such quirky tools as harpsichords, Theremin, bicycle bells, and barking dogs, 1966's Pet Sounds remains one of the best-produced and most influential rock albums ever released.  Yes, it's up there with such milestone classics as The Beatles' Revolver and Sgt. Pepper, which Brian in particular tried obsessively to compete with.  "Without Pet Sounds, Sgt.

It's the soundtrack to a flatpicker's heaven on Monday night, when we spin this 1987 gem that features 14 tunes from two of the best.  Norman's traditional stylings mesh with Tony's explosive rhythm and runs on this collection of traditional tunes, Blake originals, and covers of the Monroe Brothers, the Delmore Brothers, and Gordon Lightfoot (who'll be performing in Asheville 6/16!)  Celebrate Tony's 6/8 birthday and Norman's wife Nancy's 6/11 birthday with us this week! 

Monday night we break out the New Wave/Punk dance grooves with you, as June 1st is the 30th anniversary of the release of Speaking in Tongues from the Talking Heads.  David Byrne and company made their names for themselves with this one:  "Girlfriend Is Better"!  "Swamp"!  "This Must Be the Place"!  "BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE"!  Hold tight, wait 'til the party's over...

Monday Night May 27th at 8pm: THE DOORS - L.A. Woman

May 25, 2013

L.A. Woman was the sixth and final studio album from The Doors -- excluding two lesser-known albums the three remaining members recorded following Jim Morrison's death, which was just less than three months after L.A.