Archive for the 'RAM On L.A.' Category

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Song for song the strongest set in McCartney’s solo career, 1971’s RAM receives the grand reissue treatment this month as part of the Paul McCartney Archive Collection. Essentially this means RAM enthusiasts can now find all of the album related ephemera in one place;  i.e. the Thrillington release, session outtakes, b-sides, the RAM documentary (Ramming), […]

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

This Spring Aquarium Drunkard is releasing the follow-up to last year’s RAM On L.A. compilation. Details per album choice and artists to follow. Stay tuned. In the meantime I’m re-posting the 2009 Los Angeles sampler with new cover art (front/back) by our good friend Bobby over at Kitsune Noir. Original compilation notes and 132 MB […]

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Speaking of RAM, have you heard of Percy Thrillington?  If not, don’t feel bad as Percy “Thrills” Thrillington never actually existed outside of Paul McCartney’s imagination. Back in the ’70s, prior to the release of Ram, McCartney decided to have an orchestral version of the album laid to tape. But then Wings happened. Recorded in […]

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Los Angeles: huge, sprawling, and eclectic, has been likened to microcosm of the country as whole — truly a melting pot of various cultures, ethnicities, tastes and influences.  So is her music.  With various scenes and sub-scenes, rarely has there been a defining “sound” that marks the overall zeitgeist of what is happening in the […]