May 2019 - Essentials ROTM Guess Thread

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  1. duke86fan

    duke86fan Well-Known Member

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    i question it being free yourself because its not on spotify


    was may essentials the one that wasn't on spotify
     
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    Feels like the quietest guess thread for a long time
     
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    Between the Anthology and RSD, there’s been quite a bit of distraction.
     
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    Feels like we got this month’s guess pretty locked up, too. Not sure what else it could be.
     
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    Also not a very well known subgenre. I am definitely interested in how VMP handles this release and the storytelling around it.
     
  7. ByersVinyl

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    I cant stoke up any excitement for this Now Again pick tbh. Have VMP over used the label ? Maybe maybe not, glad i own Wells Fargo and its a lovely package, but i dont spin it. I dont think id spin a Funk Album either.
    At this point im picking the bones left from the meagre Swaptions i have left on offer.
     
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    Sorry. I’m stoked about Now Again and Go Go as I think it is an under appreciated movement. Now Again, like Numero and Mr Bongo, is a label I would have a lot more records from if money were no object.
     
  9. Sanders

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    I'll most likely be swapping for Loretta Lynn. It's a gorgeous looking package! Though being from the DMV, I'd love to look into the Go Go movement.
     
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    ByersVinyl Well-Known Member

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    Ha good for you, i dropped that one like a hot potato. Im having a lean spell. Think i will be choosing betwixt Miles Davis & Al Green come announcements day.
     
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    Agreed. Plus, it's not a one dimensional label. Look at the variety in Now Again just based on the collabs with VMP, alone. Egon knows his shit and he comes from a background working for Stones Throw. To me, Now Again never means that you're getting any specific type of album other than something of quality. It's almost like being bummed out that VMP is releasing another album. Lloyd Miller is not Mesfin is not Go-go.
     
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    Yeah I think Now Again is a pretty diverse label. As other stated, their roots are really in the omnivorous alternative hip hop production scene.

    If you had to boil it down I guess it’s mostly 60-80s rare or overlooked material inspired by American popular music forms, rock, psych, jazz, soul and funk in particular. To me that’s a massively broad category since those genres in that period are 75% of what people are collecting and listening to on vinyl in the first place.

    I think the only argument against a Now Again pick is how “essential” or “classic” the record is, which is up for you to judge. Still even when it’s not the greatest album I always appreciate that they go for the margins. Personally I don’t think their RSD release Sho is Funky Down Here is even in the top 10 of James Brown’s discography, but I’d rather see that get the spotlight than another release of Live at the Apollo.
     
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    I think you may have hit the root of my problem with the Now Again picks - And i’m changing my position lately on records i buy (i want to actually like the music a lot)

    So far not one Now Again pick is getting any spins - I no longer care about the back story because it’s the music I hear on the turntable. How it came to be only matters if I like the music - I’m not here to collect dust gatherers.
     
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    Fwiw this E.U. album is really good (if you like sweaty funk). I’m probably going to pick this up instead of the Al Green Classics. :eek:
     
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    All of my now-again records get spun a fair bit.
     
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    Completely here. If there was a skip a month in yet I’d be doing that this month. I think the move away from repressing ROTMs and the tighter pressing numbers is a huge bummer for the swaps which is a really important feature to me...
     
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    I only have lightmen and the only bit I like a lot is the Thomas Meloncon tracks towards the end. Is towards the bottom of my classics list...
     
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    Not even the song “Cold Bair?”
    That song is something else, for me.
     
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    I don’t dig it enough to be at the knowing song names point sorry...
     
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    Fair enough, and I know jazz isn’t really your thing although I’d call The Lightmen more funk influenced jazz.
     

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