Elemental Music has just released on a 180g LP a newly remastered reissue of Teenage Head, the second album recorded by San Francisco band Flaming Groovies in 1971 under the label Kama Sutra. This album is probably the most acclaimed album of the band, and it is the last album with singer Roy Loney who left the band over differences in opinion with co-founder Cyril Jordan about the band’s future musical direction. Teenage Head is an angst-ridden, highly influential cult classic, with unforgettable tunes like the title track and “High Flyin’ Baby”. Released the same year as The Rolling Stones’ classic album Sticky Fingers, Mick Jagger reportedly noticed the similarities between the albums and thought the Flamin’ Groovies did the better take on the theme of classic blues and rock ‘n roll revisited in a modern context.
Elemental Music has just released a newly remastered LP reissue of Masterpiece, the acclaimed 1973 album by The Temptations originally issued by the Gordy (Motown) label and produced by Norman Whitfield. Mastered by Bernie Grundman, this 180g, black vinyl LP features original album artwork and is the first vinyl reissue of the album in 20 years. Masterpiece was the last Temptations album recorded for Gordy (Motown) Records in Detroit’s Hitsville U.S.A. studio before the label moved to Hollywood, CA. The album includes top 40 hits such as “Plastic Man” and “Hey Girl (I Like Your Style)” and the title track “Masterpiece” that reached #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart. This LP is the first of a series of The Temptations releases from Elemental Music that is due to release in March a set of 5 CD releases with albums such as “Masterpiece”, “Solid Rock”, “Psychedelic Shack”, “Sky’s the Limit”, and “Puzzle People”, all with its original tracklistings and timings.