More a whispered legend in Japan than record store ghost story, the album recorded during that March 30th studio session ended up becoming one of most rare LPs in the history of Japanese jazz: Tohru Aizawa Quartet – Tachibana Vol. 1.
Dropping the needle and listening to the entirety of the guitar grinding, drug-fueled fever dream that is Dig Your Own Hole could lead one to consider that Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands – The Chemical Brothers – had recorded the greatest electronic album of the ’90s.
In 1984 Cyndi Lauper achieved what Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Patti Smith before her had not: she became the first female artist to chart four Top 5 singles off one album. A heady space to occupy considering the size of the craters that musical heavyweights like Tapestry, Blue and Horses had left on the industry the previous decade.
While there were only 10 months between 1970’s Plastic Ono Band – John Lennon’s first post-Beatles studio outing – and his sophomore release Imagine, there’s been 50 years of people asking if there’s more or less light between the two LPs than critics of the time acknowledged.