Bob Reed of Oranger took time out of his schedule to share his essential albums with ARTISTdirect!
|Echo and the Bunnymen
Porcupine - $10.99
|"This album is just freaking amazing. Deep, scary at times. Must hear
on headphones. The production will blow your mind. Standout tracks – “The Cutter, “Heads Will Roll”, “My White Devil."
Revolver - $15.99
|"The Beatles in a sort of crossover period, before they went full-tilt
psychedelic w/ "Sgt. Pepper's". I first heard this LP
at age 2 when my grandmother would babysit me. I would
listen to it over and over again for hours. Having
"Tomorrow Never Knows" trapped in my subconscious from
that age has probably done more harm than good.
Standout tracks – “Taxman, Eleanor Rigby, Tomorrow
Astral Weeks - $10.99
|"Got into this one
late. Reading Lester Bangs' collected work in
"Psychotic Reactions and Carburator Dung," he quotes
the lyric to "Astral Weeks" and i had to hear it.
Freakin' amazing. This man seemed able to bypass his
brain for a time and had a direct connection from his
heart to his voice. That's a good thing. Standout
tracks - "Astral Weeks," "Sweet Thing," "Cypress Avenue."
Wild Gift - $10.99
|"Everyone has their fave X record. If they don't, then they SHOULD! this one is mine. Two great tastes that had no business going great
together. Barebones punk rock coupled with some of
rock music's most poetic (in the best sense of the
word) lyrics ever. Standout tracks - "Adult Books,"
"Universal Corner," "White Girl," "Some Other Time."
Cup Of Loneliness
|"A 2 cd comp of
George's early recordings for Starday. You can hear
him go from trying to imitate Hank Williams to finding
his own remarkable voice. George's autobiography "I
Lived to Tell It All" is recommended reading while
listening to this one. "The Possum's Exploits" make
Keith Moon look like a chartered accountant. Standout
tracks - "No Money in This Deal," "The Window Up Above,"
"Out of Control."
|"If you don't know this album just go f***ing buy it. Don't bother thanking me, either. You'd do the same for me, I'd like to think. You pick a standout track. I can't."
|The Rolling Stones
Exile On Mainstreet - $15.99
with a big glass of sweet tea, a chicken neck and your
fave beer bong."
The Dust Blows Forward - $29.36
with a case of whippits."
Oranger's latest album, New Comes And Goes, is available now in the ARTISTdirect Store for $9.99!