3 Minute Record

"We learned more from a three minute record baby than we ever learned in school..." -from No Surrender by Bruce Springsteen

A Few Vinyl Jewels In The Rough

This afternoon I hit the local antique mall to see what I could find of interest. I stumbled on a booth that had all vinyl albums for sale. Most of the records were late 1960's, the 1970's and early 1980's. The seller had everything marked down to $3.00 per record. Though most of the boxes contained tired classic rock standards, I found a few treasures to take home.
Skip Battin - Skip (Signpost, 1972)
The Byrds - Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde (Columbia, 1968)
Marshall Crenshaw - Field Day (Warner Bros., 1983)
Boz Scaggs - Boz Scaggs & Band (Columbia, 1971)
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes - Heart Of Stone (Epic, 1978)
Stephen Stills - 2 (Atlantic, 1971)

The only one I owned in any format was the Byrds record. I bought it because it had a sleeve in great condition. The Scaggs album had remarkably never even been opened! The rest were in good condition for their age except the Battin sleeve was pretty worn. If you have time check out a post on The Rising Storm from late 2009 about the Battin album.

These albums are now on the fringes of classic rock since they didn't contain any hits, but doesn't mean they don't have some good tracks. You may hear tracks from these records on Sirius/XM's Deep Tracks or St. Louis radio listeners may hear some of these tracks on the Sunday morning KSHE Klassics show hosted by longtime DJ John Ulett on KSHE-95.

It's always nice to scratch below the surface for some good music...