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Tommy Guerrero - Loose Grooves & Bastard Blues. LP [2024 Reissue / Ltd. Ed. 140g Black Vinyl]

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Tommy Guerrero - Loose Grooves & Bastard Blues. LP [2024 Reissue / Ltd. Ed. 140g Black Vinyl]

[$10 Discount applied due to slight corner damage].

Loose Grooves & Bastard Blues is Tommy Guerrero's sublime debut. Of this beloved masterpiece, the legendary skater himself says: "My first album. It was never meant to be released. I was just recording for the fun of it. Still my fave. Oh so naïve." 

An astonishingly great record. A chill, blissful, deeply moving album, it was rightly garlanded as an instant classic. A laidback, fusionistic ride replete with loopy drum tracks underpinning Tommy's trademark reflective guitar stylings, Loose Grooves & Bastard Blues remains powerfully evergreen. Originally released in 1997, there's elements of jazz, trip hop, rock and downtempo groove. All shot through with a heavy dose of soul. 

Thirteen tracks of lo-fi (mostly) instrumental freshness fused with Cuban, Latin and blues, it's a must for fans of Money Mark, J Dilla, RJD2, DJ Shadow, and Pete Rock. As ever with Tommy's records, the title sums up the music contained within most aptly. And writing about his songs, his vibes, is one of the trickier things to do, it has to be said. A total vibe throughout, to blast Loose Grooves & Bastard Blues is a majestic experience, one that suits a start-to-finish listen and renders the picking out of highlights totally redundant. Featuring nagging, deeply melodic guitar lines -- both electric and acoustic -- over simple rhythms with such sumptuous elegance, the hypnotic playing against unrushed percussion releases a crystal clear stream of healing frequencies. 

This album laid the blueprint from which Tommy Guerrero would subsequently explore further on 'A Little Bit of Somethin' and 'Soul Food Taquiera'.

[Meticulously remastered and cut by both Simon Francis and Cicely Balston respectively, it has been pressed to the highest possible quality at Record Industry in Holland]. 

[2024 Reissue / Pressed on 140g Black Vinyl]

 

Track Listing 

B.W.s Blues
So Blue It's Black
Keep On Keepin On
Azule
Black Sheep Blues
30
Pollo Caliente
Never
Solow
Introspection Section
Gone
In My Head
Soul Miner

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