You may have noticed in the more recent updates that we've been acquiring a ton of original vinyl stock from all over the place. Well this week we have another fresh batch seen here for the first time as well as some amazing titles we've previously told you about. We have an eclectic mix of surfy rockabilly, Texas psych, Mexican funk, jazz punk, sock hop r'n'r, Ohio punk, and Midwestern 70's rock in this week's featured items and it's all together in one handy place now, so by all means take a look at these amazing finds…
LP - Streets Living Theater - Streets Living Theater (Orginal Pressing, Marlon Cherry) - $14.99 - BUY
ORIGINAL PRESSING FROM 1984!
Streets Living Theater is the most thoroughly rockin’ of the three Marlon Cherry-related records we were able to track down. The first thing that stands out about this record is the song-writing chops and the production. Streets Living Theatre were thoroughly pro. It’s a shame that the Mitch Easter connection didn’t get them more recognition and that they broke up – but then again, maybe we wouldn’t have gotten the Marlon Cherry solo records had they not. This is essentially an above average 80s rock record, but unlike many decent 80s rock records, Streets Living Theatre released this record themselves and they have a vocalist in Scott Sheridan that sounds like a Jim Morrison / Iggy Pop hybrid. Come to think of it, this is the kind of record I can imagine the Doors making in 1984 had circumstances with Mr. Mojo Risin been different. It’s also got a cool post-punk vibe especially in the rhythm section, the synth textures are rad addition, the guitar work is excellent, and the vocalist occasionally snarls in a way I previously thought only Iggy Stooge could (ie. “Alien Nation”).