Category Archives: The Vinyl Court

Vinyl Corner: Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color

Artist: The Alabama Shakes Album: Sound & Color (2015) Purchased at: Hastings (St. Joseph, MO) for $26 The Alabama Shakes will never write a better song than “Hold On,” I just want to get that out of the way. “Sound … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Corner: The Replacements – Hootenanny

Artist: The Replacements Album: Hootenanny (1983) Purchased at: Gift from a friend The Replacements are essential rock and roll. The band started its path of destruction in the 1980s and their influence has been heavily felt since that time. Their … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Corner – Cellophane Ceiling – The Beauty of it All

Artist: Cellophane Ceiling Album: The Beauty of it All (1987) Purchased at: Hastings (St. Joseph, MO) for $1.49 Cellophane Ceiling is an Omaha band from the 1980s I had never heard of. Their LP cover strongly resembled the Dead Kennedy’s … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Corner: Dan Mariska and the Boys Choir – Bummer Songs

Artist: Dan Mariska & The Boys Choir Album: Bummer Songs (2013) Purchased at: Live show at Rendezvous (St. Joseph, MO) for $15 Dan Mariska and his band passed through St. Joe last year, hitting The Rendezvous with touring partners See … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Corner: Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy – Hatchetations

Artist: Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy Album: Hatchetations (2013) Purchased at: Live show at First Ward (St. Joseph, MO) for $15 Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy is a band that works their asses off. They are road warriors living out … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Corner – The Louvin Brothers – Tragic Songs of Life

Artist: The Louvin Brothers Album: Tragic Songs of Life (1956) Purchased at: Goodwill (St. Joseph, MO) for $2 Ira and Charlie Louvin are classic Grand Ole Opry style county. With a strong gospel upbringing and training, their harmonies fit perfectly … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Corner: Possessed By Paul James – Live at Antone’s

Artist: Possessed By Paul James Album: Live at Antone’s (2011) Purchased at: From artist at a live show (Kansas City, MO) for free Possessed By Paul James is in fact the one-man-band Konrad Wert. He plays acoustic guitar, banjo and … Continue reading

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