Hey all – Ravi here jumping in on the Big Joo Groove!
Before we get into it – I need to let you all know that I am the one responsible for unleashing Matt’s inner vinyl monster … so sorry Matt, or you’re welcome?
Also, I am the one who came up w/ the name Big Joo Grove .. so if this blog really takes off, I’ll be expecting some sort of cut Mr Stern!!
My record is Trey Anastasio And The Undectet “Original Boardwalk Style (Live In Atlantic City)” – a double live album recorded at the House Of Blues.
I first heard this record at Matt’s house during (our now defunct) vinyl listening club. Four of us (Myself, Matt, and our friends Stu and Erica) would gather once a month to listen to records. Sometimes there was a theme, sometimes there wasn’t, but it was a great way to listen to and discover new things. I for one picked up a few great records from these hangs, including this Robert Palmer’s Sneaking Sally Through The Ally… and this Trey record.
This album was Erica’s pick that afternoon, and I don’t think Matt or I were very familiar w/ this particular recording. We instantly loved and i both ordered it online (it was on-sale too, which made it a no-brainer).
Musically, this album features what you would come to expect from Trey – playful jams, a great sounding brass section, long songs. All the works. The last cut “Mr Completely” leads into the NYE countdown … which is either a really cool way to end the album, or a mistake that no one seemed to catch! What happened next? Tweezer?
Atlantic City used to be such a great city to visit for show(s) … and it seems like that era has passed. Do people still go there? The venue that this show was recorded at (House of Blues) is long gone. Bader Field, Boardwalk Hall for 2 great Halloween Runs, Metallica’s Orion Festival, Lady Gaga, Flaming Lips, Taking Back Sunday, HIM … my AC concert history runs deep. What a fun town.
This album is a great reminder of those days and my days in DC hanging out w/ the vinyl club. Just drop the needle, and there you are.