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McLatchey's Top Tier debuts today

Mike McLatchey hasn't written for Exposé for several years now, but we're welcoming him back to our "pages" with his occasional series of reviews of his favorite albums of all time. The reviews were originally posted on his Facebook timeline, but we're republishing them here for wider exposure.

by Jon Davis, Published 2014-10-31

Khan - Space Shanty coverWe'll start off with his "top tier" — those albums, regardless of genre, that he likes best. Some are relatively recent, some are of older vintage, but all have a special spark. They're numbered more or less alphabetically, but we'll be posting them in no particular order, since being too organized just isn't the Exposé way.

First out of the gate is a real gem out of the early Canterbury scene: Khan's Space Shanty. This is a particular favorite of mine as well, with outstanding keyboard work from Dave Stewart and of course Steve Hillage's guitar.


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Related artist(s): Steve Hillage / System 7, Dave Stewart, Khan

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Previously in Exposé...

Whitechapel - Le Masque d'Arlequin – Yes, it's a French band that sings about a jester. To be honest, it's probably just the title track that's about the jester or harlequin in question, but it also has a jester's face on the cover. With...  (2008) » Read more

Baba Jam Band - Kayada – This is only roughly new, I suppose, being a CD from five years back. Probably wouldn't have bothered with the review except that this is a remarkably good album, one that should have gotten much...  (1999) » Read more

John Wetton & Richard Palmer-James - Monkey Business 1972-1997 – When was the first time you heard “Exiles” or “The Great Deceiver” and were taken aback about the lyrics? It’s a pretty strange role to find yourself by trying to fill...  (2000) » Read more

Oki Hikoki - Krinkle – From some Wright honorable Meddle-era keyboard plonks to pretty much anyone’s arpeggiated Telecaster (here noted to be a “Rikencaster”), Brian Packham has been listening to many,...  (2008) » Read more

Lito Vitale - Un Dia Antes de Ayer (Recopilación) – This is a compilation made largely redundant by the reissue of Vitale's first album, Sobre Miedos..., and although I'm not familiar with the bulk of Vitale's later work, the rest of the...  (1997) » Read more



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