My Nashville Tele is exactly that model, except mine is 2001 and has a lot more dings in the paintwork. Came from the factory with the Tex-Mex pickup set. The neck pickup is really good, and the middle pickup is the star of the show for me; really clear. I swapped out the bridge pickup for an SD...
These are not super-rare or that obscure, but maybe someone here will discover these anew.
White Noise - Love Without Sound
Kaleidoscope - Further Reflections In The Room Of Percussion
Tintern Abbey - Beeside
Factory - Path Through The Forest
McGough & McGear - Ex Art Student
Michel Gondry has made some amazing work. Given a million years and no responsibilities, I still wouldn't make anything this good.
Though I actually liked his work on Let Forever Be more. It reminds me of certain experiences from my distant past.
Around the same time I also bought My Computer's Vulnerabilia. NME review here: https://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/unspun-heroes-my-computer-vulnerabilia-782059
This one was just the CD. I got it for almost free because the CD case and liner stuff was missing, so not even the cover art to...
Labradford's fixed::context - here's a Pitchfork review: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/4617-fixedcontext/
I'd never heard of the group, and I had no idea what it sounded like. But the graphic design was the height of cool to 2001-me, back when I could feasibly fake being cool, and that...
Delia Derbyshire is one of my all-time musical heroes. You can count me in as a screaming fanboy. Her music is beautiful and strange, like the music you would hear on the morning radio after unexpectedly waking on an alien planet.
If you want more Delia - and who wouldn't - then here's Delia...
Queens of the Stone Age - Auto Pilot
Silent hell on the marble slab
The best trip that I've ever had
Higher than a jet plane, pass it around
My drinks on empty, need another round
I want to fly, want to ride with you
Is this the best that you can do?
I love that some bands took Dylan's songs, already brilliant, and turned them into something else brilliant. Like this one. Is it better than the original? Hmm dunno about better, but it sure is different and brilliant in its own way.
Some of them I just can't imagine being bettered. Like, a...
Labradford - Fixed::Context
I found it in a library when I was meant to be doing college work, and trying to avoid totally falling apart as a human. I saw the cover and on a total impulse decided I needed to listen to it. It's very minimalist; you need good headphones and a quiet uninterrupted...
When I was in college in the late 90s I was super-pretentious. Let's pretend for a moment that's changed since, and some now-fictional bands I was in then might reform some day.
One was called "Eponymous", and another was called "The: Definite Article". It's like therapy (but not "Therapy?") to...