Gene Clark

April 3, 2008

The Byrds are alright. My dad used to have a copy of Byrds Greatest Hits that me and sis would listen to. They did a cover of that Turn,Turn,Turn song that Unitarians used to sing all the time. Clark also used to be a member of mostly crappy folk outfit New Christy Minstrels. I guess this is the only other Byrds solo project I’ve heard other than Gram Parsons. Most people like his first one from 1967 with a big picture of his face on it that got recently reissued by Sundazed or something. This one is his second album called White Light that came out in 1971.

The Virgin

Pat Hervey

April 2, 2008

I never and I mean never find anything good for records at the MCC. It’s 60% German Christian records that look completely polkaey unlistenable and then the rest is the most mediocre boring bland whitest music around. After years, I found this gem, which from the cover looks like it would fit squarely into the second category. Luckily, Sipreano bought this record on our digging trip in rural Ontario and played it for me so I knew the deal. This unassuming looking lady has some really decent soul tunes. This, her first LP of two, was recorded in Nashville and produced by famous guy Chet Atkins. Hervey also recorded another album that was co-released by RCA and CBC which doesn’t come close to this one. Eventually she moved to Vancouver and married jazz guitarist Oliver Gannon and now they have some quartet that plays jazz, which sounds like not my bag.

Price: 54 cents
Location: Mennonite Christian Charities Thrift Shop (41st and Fraser)