January 20, 2005

You keep on saying Perhacs, Perhacs, Perhacs

If the thought of a singer who's 80 percent Joni Mitchell and 20 percent Stereolab sounds appealing to you, I highly recommend ordering yourself a copy of Linda Perhacs's "Parallelograms", a 1970 album that was impossible to find until it was recently reissued. Yes, you've never heard of it. Yes, but you should have.

It's actually on its second reissue; the first was made from a vinyl copy of the album and was none too sonically impressive. After it was released, the label succeeded in tracking Linda down, and she provided them with the original master tapes, allowing them to produce a version of the album much closer to her original intentions. (She was quite unhappy with the LP mastering.) So they reissued the reissue, and added some bonus tracks and demos.

Anyway, you can order it from here (scroll down to find it) or just e-mail aceofdiscs@aol.com and ask for it, as I did. Three streaming audio samples are available at the bottom of this page.

Posted by Francis at 10:57 AM | TrackBack

well, thanks for getting that Cake song in my head for hours at a time. Thanks a lot. Really.

Posted by: Ken/Cazique at January 21, 2005 10:58 AM

Linda Perhacs' songs (album + bonus outtakes) are available as individual MP3s at this site: http://www.lostinthegrooves.com

My favorite is the title song Parallelograms

Posted by: Sparkle at January 31, 2005 01:56 AM