Should we rename Record Store Day “Yardbirds Day?”
Jim McCarty, drummer of The Yardbirds, will be featured on three releases this Record Store Day. That’s more actual music than will be contained on Chuck Inglish’s four RSD titles. Only R.E.M. will release more minutes of music on their 4LP Unplugged box set.
Rhino brings us the 1992 stereo remix of Little Games on splatter colored vinyl. This was their last studio album. I hear where Jimmy Page was trying to take the band, but it sounds like the band wasn’t given enough studio time to explore all their ideas. This has the same ten tracks as the original album, not all the bonus stuff from the double CD from 1992. Hopefully you got Sundazed’s “Goodnight Sweet Josephine” b/w “Think About It” on Record Store Day 2011.
Sounds I Heard is a LP plus a 7″ that could be difficult to find because there will be only 200 copies for the US. Fortunately, if you got the really nice Glimpses rarities/live/BBC box set you already have all the music.
Frontman is a live and rarities collection by Jim McCarty, who is best known as the drummer in The Yardbirds. He wrote some of the Yardbirds’ songs and went on to form Renaissance with Yardbirds’ singer Keith Relf and Keith’s sister, Jane. (Renaissance morphed into the Annie Haslam-fronted progressive rock band, but that’s another story.) Anyway, this record is sampling of many of McCarty’s cool post-Renaissance projects.