Bookended by Cats was named after Milo and Otis. They are the short, orange, and furry brothers who, upon entering our lives in 2003, often bookended us on our couch. And who are we? We're a geek couple living in PA. We love music, movies, TV, comics, books, and comic cons. And, from time to time, we'll share our thoughts on these nerdy things.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Friday 80s Flashback for March 5, 2021

[Luciferian Jazz] -- I decided to switch things up a bit for the first Friday of March 2021. This week we are spinning Sun Ra's 1983 album, A Fireside Chat With Lucifer. I could do my own write-up here, but I think it's better if I simply quote from BeatCaffeine’s 15 Most Essential Sun Ra Records. (Besides, I'm running short on time due to grad school assignments). Here is what BeatCaffeine wrote:

Like many of Sun Ra’s album at this time, the music on this mid-eighties recording jumped all over the place putting an emphasis on adventurous experimentation and spontaneity. This album featured the massive politically and socially conscious jazz-funk masterpiece “Nuclear War,” while other highlights included the atmospheric ballad “Retrospect,” the soul-jazz groover “Makeup,” and the expansive 21-minute cosmic free jazz title track “A Fireside Chat With Lucifer.”

You might want to go back and check out the other 14 recommended Sun Ra discs, too. 

As long as we're deviating from the way I typically post here, let's embed the complete album via Bandcamp rather than YouTube this week. Enjoy!

FlashbackA Fireside Chat with Lucifer (1983)

That's all till next week. Dedicated 80s-philes can find more flashbacks in the Prophet or Madman archives or via Bookended's 80s Flashback tag. As always, your comments are welcome on today's, or any other, flashback post. And if you like what I'm doing here, please share the link with your friends. If, however, you don't like the flashback, feel free to share it with your enemies.

I'll see you in seven!

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