For those of you who missed it first time round…

…this outstanding album (Crazy Rhythms) immediately finds its way onto my albums of the year list on account of it being re-released this month by Domino Records.


My vinyl copy from 1980 is amost unplayable now.  But it really rocks.  Indeed it apparently ranked #49 in Rolling Stone‘s top 100 albums of the 1980s, and #69 on Pitchfork Media‘s similar list.

Although every track is a classic and self-penned by the band the one that totally freaked me was “Everybody’s got something to hide except me and my Monkey” – a Lennon/McCartney cover fro (I think) The White Album.  It’s played at a hundred  miles an hour on jangly guitars that apparently were fed straight into the sound-desk for their distinctive sound.  It’s a classic and you can hear it on Spotify.

Trust me.  You’ll love it.  And I count myself among the visionaries who bought and cherished it! (I don’t know ANYONE else that has it).